“Animalia – Stories of Collapse, Calamity and Departure” is an inter-species fairytale that combines aerial movement with live music on singing saw, accordion and strings. Performed within a landscape of mesmerizing video and archival film, “Animalia” invokes visions of secret bee societies and haunted circus scenes. This 50 minute multimedia performance offers metaphors of flight as departure points from environmental collapse and the hallucinatory effects of war. By appropriating the masculine power symbol of the buck ‘rack’ and reinserting it onto feminine characters, the narrative blurs the divisions between masculine/feminine identity and human/animal forms. Created by Carolyn Ryder Cooley, the show will include stunning performances by aerialist-dancer Natalie Agee of Ruby Streak Trapeze Studio and musicians Todd Chandler (of Dark Dark Dark) and Rachel Winard.
June 20th, 2009
The Sky Box / House of Yes (342 Maujer St.)
9pm – $15/10