SPLIT BILL #34

December 12 - 15
7:30pm

$18 in advance / $22 at the door

Our SPLIT BILL is a series of shared evenings that bring together performing artists exploring new ideas.

December 12
Mark Schmidt + Remi Harris
caitlinadams//HEIDCO

December 13
Mark Schmidt + Remi Harris
Quentin Burley Dance Group

December 14
caitlinadams//HEIDCO
Collin Ranf

December 15
Quentin Burley Dance Group
Collin Ranf

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Mark Schmidt

+ Remi Harris

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Yes! Yes! Yes! explores notions of democratic dance spaces, relationships, and the ethics of freedom. Together Mark Schmidt + Remi Harris find a play between camp, performance and the joy in movement while attempting to capture the parallel and intersecting paths of a dynamic creative process. Based on a research project on the 1970’s underground discotech The Loft, they explore how this dance sanctuary became a safe haven for New York’s LGBTQ community living on the margins of society, many of whom were Black and Latino. Yes! Yes! Yes! is an exercise in visibility surrounded and inspired by shared feelings of community, support and acceptance that make house dance parties so special. Taking stock of today’s current events, Mark and Remi are searching for ways to get people dancing and collectivising. They offer viewers an opportunity to revisit those moments of shared joy; the discovery of a space to be completely yourself surrounded by others in affirmation. By exploring the cultural norms of this particular social dance and how bodies relate to each other, they facilitate conversations around spaces that are designed by and for POC’s and Queer folks. Yes! Yes! Yes! is alive, celebratory, playful, no drama, joyful, and full of laughter.
Photo by: Jason River

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Mark Schmidt + Remi Harris


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caitlinadams //
HEIDCO


METALBODY

Caitlin Adams and her company, HEIDCO present METALBODY a dance-theater piece, original score by Zack Vidal and scenic design by Sam Schumacher and Katie McCauley. Lead dancers Kristyn Arch, Maggie Beutner, Erin Bishop-O'Brien and Kelsey Greenway, transport audiences into a world that questions, empowers, and reimagines democracy. MB follows each performer as they become superheroes of their organizational structure- they are leaders, supporters, rebels, ecstatic, tragic, and invincible.
Photo by: Jordan Geiger

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Collin Ranf

he rip his shirt off completely

Humorous and prophetic, Collin Ranf‘s ‘he rip us shirt off completely’ is a series of ruminations on the state of humanity as seen through the lens of YouTube personas including a nonsensical yoga teacher, an earnest artist and an overblown philosopher. Through a combination of storytelling, ritual and dance Ranf excavates his personal histories surrounding new age spirituality. Sarcastic stories, sincere lyrical dancing and surprising characterization meld together launching a tirade against overused opinions while invoking a celebration of unabashed humanness.
Photo by: Maria Baranova

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Quentin Burley Dance Group

Quentin Burley Dance Group premieres a new work inspired by Impressionism and a loss of identity. This piece is a fugue; a harmony of disturbed states that are embodied wholly but quickly forgotten. It evokes a murky and dangerous feeling. The dance is informed by the Impressionist movement; challenging the form of dance to abstract the mundane into something magnificent.
Photo by: Quentin Burley

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 Quentin Burley Dance Group