Repertory & Gallery
Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles
Set in Hollywood’s historic (and now demolished) Ambassador Hotel, the audience moved from the decaying empty swimming pool through the Casino Hallway wheredancers performed in the storefronts to the famous Coconut Grove and ended in the lobby of the hotel with the dancers curled at the feet of the audience. Written by Merridawn Duckler, music by Amy Knoles, and design by Dan Evans.
Herald Examiner Building, Los Angeles
Set in an abandoned newspaper building, Cover Story explores the impact of themedia on a culture with an insatiable desire to know more. Tap dancers, a griot, town criers, an anchorwoman, baton twirler, bicyclists, and couch potatoes all part of the cast. Written by Terry Wolverton, music by Amy Knoles, and design by Dan Evans.
Marriott Downtown, Los Angeles
A reconfiguration of the earlier UnderEden, with the hotel site representing apoint of transience and transformation. Performed by a magician, skateboarders, yogis, drag queens, exotic dancers, cooks and a mermaid. Written by Terry Wolverton.
Eden Roc Resort Hotel, South Miami Beach, Florida
Commissioned by Miami Light Project and Dancing in the Streets, this performance moves from a stairway to nowhere, to a dance with senior citizens under a floating ceiling and culminates poolside to live drumming and a firelit raft. A magician serves as guide through a hotel that upholds the illusion that the visitor has landed in paradise. The audience can experience the work as tourist, resident, exile or worker. Written by Terry Wolverton and music by Amy Knoles.
Subway Terminal Building, Los Angeles, California
Travelling from the outer lobby or the face of the building, through the skin,lungs, stomach, toxins, and finally to the last train of death, this underground maze of tunnels serves as a metaphor for the body, the vehicle for our journey through life. Written by Terry Wolverton with music by JAC Redford and projections by BJ Krivanek.
Valley College, Van Nuys, California
Culver City High School, Culver City, California
Set in a school locker room, Locker Rumors explores adolescent friendships, shared secrets, teenage strategies and relationships. Bob Fernandez’ musical score makes use of locks, metal lockers and water in shower stalls.
California Plaza, Los Angeles
A take on L.A.’s financial district, set in the corporate plaza’s massive fountain/pool. Using themes such as the biblical flood and national recession, a choir sings about the stock market as a virgin is sacrificed on a desk and wrapped in fax paper and red tape. Music by Carla Lucero
Lincoln Heights Jail, Los Angeles
Most Wanted incorporates audience into the performance action in a look at the idea of imprisonment in different levels of our culture. The audience, arriving in sheriff’s vans, is fingerprinted and has their mug shots taken as they watch handcuffed dancers perform in prison cells. Music by Carla Lucero, designby Dan Evans and projections by BJ Krivanek.
Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, Los Angeles | 1996
Dance Kaleidoscope, Los Angeles | 1994
A duet for dancer and refrigerator, accompanied by solo cellist. Music by Harry Gilbert.