Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Vicious Dogs on Premises


Check out THE INTERVIEW that MARTIN DENTON did
with SAVIANA STANESCU and DAN SAFER - here's the link to the podcast:

http://www.nytheatrecast.com/pcast/nythpod222.mp3

I got commissioned by Dan Safer's dance-theatre company
Witness Relocation to write a script that interweaves a love story with stuff connected to dogs, the history of torture&interrogation, dictatorship, the republic of Dogmachina, etc... I did some heavy research, as you may imagine (during the Christmas break, exasperating my cousins in Connecticut) and the result is DOG LUV, a script you'll see combined with all sorta wild&imaginative&conceptual movement, if you come to see the show. It opens on May 29 at Richard Foreman's ONTOLOGICAL THEATRE. See info below.

WITNESS RELOCATION presents
in association with THE ONTOLOGICAL-HYSTERIC INCUBATOR...

Vicious Dogs on Premises is a new dance/theater piece about deciding between cruelty and love, dog training, having too many choices, torture, following instructions, and shifting loyalties. It may include such events as: Butoh Dancing or Imaginary Alpine Folk Dancing or Gestures an Angry Lawyer Makes in Court. It could include people talking about Threatening Things Said to Children or Efficient Fuel Sources. You might see people decide between Balancing On One Foot or Falling Down Repeatedly. With a script by award winning playwright Saviana Stanescu.

performed/ co-choreographed by HEATHER CHRISTIAN, SEAN DONOVAN, MIKE MIKOS, LAURA BERLIN STINGER
script by SAVIANA STANESCU
set/ lights JAY RYAN
video KAZ PHILLIPS
sound RYAN MAEKER
costumes PANDORA ANDREA GASTELUM
press JONATHAN SLAFF
director/ choreographer DAN SAFER

"super-charged performances that mash modern dance, cabaret, punk rock and experimental theater into one energetic live show that is never quite the same twice." - Austin American Statesman, TX

May 29 - June 14
Tues, Thurs - Sat 8pm
Sunday, June 1 - 8pm
final Fri/Sat - extra shows at 10 pm

tix $17, students $12

for tickets: call the # above (theatermania) or go to www.witnessrelocation.org or http://www.ontological.com

AND don't forget to check out THE INTERVIEW that MARTIN DENTON did
with SAVIANA STANESCU and DAN SAFER - here's the link to the podcast:

http://www.nytheatrecast.com/pcast/nythpod222.mp3

Also check out the episode guide at

http://www.nytheatrecast.com/wordpress/archives/97


4 comments:

diana said...

hmn..i wish i could be there..i wish we had those shows in cluj-napoca as well;

Saviana said...

They are actually coming to Cluj in October!!!!

diana said...

that's incredible!i'm looking forward to it!

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