Some Kind of Fun
The proposition for this show—created and performed in the warehouse theater-space of Buntport Theater Company in Denver, CO— was to build a playground and to then invite actors and dancers to work with me in exploring it, eventually building the narrative out of this director-performer dialogue.
Spending the first month exclusively exploring the actual materials of the constructed and given environment, we developed physical vocabularies and a spacial knowledge through structured movement improvisations.
The elements of the set—the playground—were conceived from imagery in Ovid’s Metamorphoses filtered through contemporary visual research, and it was constructed out of entirely used and found materials.
The result was a multi-layered narrative which was performed 360 degrees around the audience.