DiffiDifferent is a dance-theater piece inspired by science fiction that combines movement, text, song, new media, and design. The piece jump cuts between SVITZLUND, a bucolic prehistoric landscape, where lumbering sheep-rhinoceros-like creatures still graze in fluffy meadows, and HEADQUARTERS, a glistening spaceship in the war-torn future, where the last remnants of humanity must blend with computers in order to survive. These two universes are linked by invisible cables that allow transference between animal, human, machine, and plant. DiffiDifferent marries the sexy, hightech longings of science fiction with the humble, ancient tradition of live performance.
Lisa Fagan, performer
Milo Cramer, performer
Hannah Mitchell, performer
Christiana Axelson with Justin Mock
Contemporary Dance Solo #1 with Duet
Christiana Axelsen is originally from Bainbridge Island, Washington. Her work has been shown in NYC at the Invisible Dog, Mabou Mines, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Dixon Place, and the Women in Motion Salon Series; in Seattle at Velocity Dance Center and the Chamber Theater; in San Francisco at 848 Community Art Space and in Pittsburgh at the Space Upstairs. She currently dances with Christopher Williams, Molissa Fenley, Courtney Krantz and Pam Tanowitz and has had the pleasure to work with zoe|juniper, Beth Gill, Michou Szabo, Dai Jian, Anne Zuerner, Mana Kawamura, Dylan Crossman, Jules Skloot and Korhan Basaran, among others. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a degree in dance and geology from Mount Holyoke College and is a graduate of the Merce Cunningham Professional Training Program where she performed alongside the Repertory Understudy Group.
Justin Mock is a native of Butler, PA. Now living in New Yor, he can be found in Third Rails Projects production of Then She Fell. Previously, Justin danced with Hou Ying Dance Theatre, HS2, and the Merce Cunningham trust, where he first met Christiana. Collaborate or perish!
Meg Weeks presents Field in collaboration with Lizzie Feidelson and Amanda Kmett’Pendry. Meg Weeks is a dancer and choreographer living in Brooklyn. Originally from New Hampshire, she holds a BA in history from Brown University. She has performed with Shen Wei Dance Arts, the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Summation Dance, Helen Simoneau Danse, Beth Gill, Catherine Galasso, and Donna Uchizono. She has presented her choreography at the Center for Performance Research, Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, SHOW ROOM Gowanus, WeisAcres and was a guest artist at Brown University.Her dance writing and documentation have appeared in Culturebot, Critical Correspondence, and the Nashville Review.
Lizzie Feidelson, performer
Amanda Kmett’Pendry, performer
Sound by Meg Weeks and Amanda Kmett’Pendry