[[Theatre / Interactive Art Installation///Theater / Interaktive Kunst Installation]]
On stage, a house appears from nothing. It goes up fast, choreographed like time-lapse photography. Residents move in, move out, get evicted, burn it down, loot it, rent it, remodel it, get married and divorced in it, grow up in it, die in it, haunt it — and all the while, they live among traces of residents present, past, and future.
HOME is a large-scale performance work from the creative geniuses that brought you The Object Lesson, Flesh & Blood, Fish & Fowl, Holoscenes and The Elephant Room. It explores and explodes the relationship between “House” and “Home.” A visual physical spectacle, HOME combines dance, illusion, live music, home-spun engineering, and an inventive use of audience interaction to compose a work that asks, where is home?
HOME aims to awaken us to current housing dilemmas, local and global. The universal and timely themes of gentrification and migration are rendered in the choreography of ordinary people inhabiting a structure, leaving that structure through a variety of social, political, personal, and aesthetic forces, replacing one another, repeating. The project seeks to use the house of the theater as a lens through which we might see the impact of these forces at work - of trying to make a house a home.
HOME is commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music, New Zealand Festival and the Edinburgh International Festival. HOME is funded in part by The Wyncote Foundation, Adam Max and Ameri- can Dance Institute. Residency support provided by ArtsEmerson, BRIC and MANA Contemporary.
Show Duration: 80 mins
Audience Suitability: 12+
Stage/venue Size: Proscenium theatre with fly system
Venue Capacity: flexible
Touring Party: 17
Available for touring from September 2017 onwards
Booking Contact: Wolfgang Hoffmann
13 - 16 September: Prince Theater, Philadelphia, USA
27 September - 1 October: Arts Emerson, Boston, USA
6 - 10 December: BAM Next Wave Festival, New York City, USA
Created by Geoff Sobelle
Director: Lee Sunday Evans
Scenic Design: Steven Dufala
Illusion Consultant: Steve Cuiffo
Lighting Design: Christopher Kuhl
Sound: Brandon Wolcott
Dramaturg: Stefanie Sobelle
Choreographer: David Neumann
Creative Consultant: Julian Crouch
Producer: Jecca Barry
Performers: Sophie Bortolussi, Josh Crouch, Jennifer Kidwell, Justin Rose, Geoff Sobelle
Featuring music by Elvis Perkins