Genesis: Air, Water, Life
This multimedia piece is a true community creation. The first iteration was funded by my first crowdfunding campaign in 2012. The piece debuted at Emerald City Trapeze Arts in Seattle, WA March 2, 2012.
Genesis is a particularly high maintenance piece to stage- it requires a heated water source, at least one person pulling lines (and memorizing the choreography), and usually the help of the entire cast to clean up the water afterwards while I shuffle my drippy self backstage. The opportunities to perform this piece, as a result of all the aforementioned maintenance, have been limited- but because I had the great fortune to meet many like-minded, unreasonable directors, over the years I've been able to perform this piece at Supperclub SF as a residency, for Circus Automatic in "Raised by Wolves", and for Fidget Feet Aerial Dance in Ireland. As seldom as I've been able to perform it, the ripples it caused have spawned a host of photography projects, creations, and was the impetus for what became the award winning show "Elements", created with Natural Wings Aerial Dance in Perth, Western Australia.
I had the great fortune to restage this piece almost 10 years to the DAY it premiered, in 2022, in Rouge, presented by Caroline Calouche & Co. The second video below, Genesis 2.0 is from this decennial performance. The first video is the debut, in 2012, of the same piece.
Every step of the way it has been a community effort and a labor of love and devotion to performance art. As such, it is presented here in full, with my unending love and gratitude to the countless souls who have poured themselves with me into this project. They are not pictured, but trust me....they are there.
Special thanks to my incredible patrons for making this possible. Don't go back to sleep. xo