wolfthicket is a dance theater spectacular. it is a place: the periphery, the woods, the basement. it is games of make believe: hopscotch, hand-patting, tennis, music video, sunbathing. it is a world of the women(+) who feed it: the dancers, florence mills, mendelssohn, serena, miriam, anne carsen, who else?
Wolfthicket is set of games that fit into a flexible overall score or ritual spectacle. It is vaudevillian in structure, in that it has many small acts that mess around with each other and the audience. It invites the audience to applaud, cheer, or heckle. Most scenic and sound elements are controlled from within the performance, visible to the audience, including acts of magic and surprise.
None of my dancers were grown on industrial farms. Well, some of the short busty ones fled the terrors of dance training industrial complex, others are lanky physical theater performers. All have become clowns. At least one is a certified doula. Another, a certified book keeper. Our youngest can just only legally drink and our oldest is forty but NOT MARRIED. We'd like to collect some elders also. My work as choreographer is take care of the dancers and the dance, knowing what needs are mine to meet, and what is beyond the bounds of our thicket.
past & present thicket: amalia colon-nava, johanna kasimow, maddie hopfield, kelsey lanceta, chelsea murphy, lillian ransijn, eva steinmetz, mary carmen webb, elizabeth weinstein