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.
these dancers were not 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. Our youngest can just only legally drink and our oldest is forty but NOT MARRIED. The choreography dares to take care of both the of dancers and the dancing.
past & present thicket: amalia colon-nava, johanna kasimow, maddie hopfield, kelsey lanceta, chelsea murphy, lillian ransijn, eva steinmetz, mary carmen webb, elizabeth weinstein