Studio Automotive, Studio City, California
Set in a used car lot, the dancers of Parts and Labor perform on the roof of an amplified Cadillac while the Antenna Repairmen, a percussion ensemble drums on the hood. A used car salesman tries his hand out on the audience, offering up the Cadillac, a few other cars, and even a dancer dressed in spare auto parts. “Oil spills” writhe atop oil drums and dart through the car lot. Accompanied by text by Merridawn and Garrick Duckler and vintage film clips of Detroit’s misguided view of the future, the choreography explores America’s love affair with the automobile.