Effervescent Collective, a Wolfthicket world, in 2010.
The term Wolfthicket comes from poet and classicist Anne Carsen. Similar terms might also be: the Basement/Attic, the woods on the periphery, the Playground, the Skate Park, the Dance Floor. The Wolfthicket is the periphery where the witches live and the kids are curious to investigate.
I make dance theater ensemble work for vaudevillian stage and non-proscenium spaces. The performances are imagined worlds, informed by our real ones, where the dancers can both be themselves and play pretend. Pop culture, lost landscapes, make believe, over-achieving. This world is influenced by pop culture, which means it's influenced by black womxm performers across time. Most of my dances, only one of which is called Wolfthicket, are versions of this.
Effervescent Collective, the dance making organization I directed from 2008-104, working exclusively in Baltimore, MD, was a Wolfthicket. We didn't exactly know that at the time.