Following the success of "Debut" and "The Wilder Papers", Emily Terndrup and Derrick Belcham are seeking funding for their new production, "FABLE".
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"FABLE" is a new evening-length production set in the sprawling 60, 000 sq. ft of the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens which premieres on October 8th, 2015. For six nights, our team of artists will merge immersive and contemporary dance theatre, independent music and large-scale scenic design to create an enthralling and unforgettable experience.
Our latest work brings together the talents of a remarkable collective to present a revelatory encounter between a man and a mysterious voice who, over the course of a surreal and increasingly volatile evening, explore the variable boundary between delusion and actuality.
We have spent a significant personal investment in the last four months developing, rehearsing and designing, and now we are asking for your help in bringing this ambitious and exciting new production to life.
The funds raised through our campaign will directly support the large team of talented artists and crew, pay for rehearsals, design and create sets/costuming, and invest in the technology necessary to achieve the stunning, sound-reactive spaces that will seamlessly surround the audience during their experience.
The production features a giant, sound-reactive enclosure that showcases a different, acclaimed musician for each of the six performances, a 360-degree sound environment and an array of transforming light systems from floor to ceiling. Utilizing a shifting proscenium, an unpredictable choreographic and theatrical narrative immerses the audience on a journey through the incomparable expanse of a century-old structure.
"FABLE" features music written and performed live by Blonde Redhead, Julianna Barwick, Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft), David Moore (Bing & Ruth), Skyler Skjelset (Fleet Foxes, Beach House), Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire), Prince Rama, White Hinterland, Hannah Epperson and many other guests to be revealed in the days leading to the performances.
Each evening features a score written and performed by Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft) and David Moore (Bing & Ruth). In addition, each performance will feature a different improvisational performance by a different artist and a DJ set to end the night.
Thursday, October 8th: Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire)
Friday, October 9th: Julianna Barwick
Saturday, October 10th: Porcelain Raft / White Hinterland
Thursday, October 15th: David Moore (Bing & Ruth)
Friday, October 16th: Blonde Redhead / Prince Rama
Saturday, October 17th: Skyler Skjelset (Fleet Foxes) / Julianna Barwick
Written in collaboration with the actors, the performance features Paul Corning and Rosalie Lowe as a mercurial author whose engrossing fantasies have become an impediment to his waking life and the voice that accompanies him through the realms of his rapidly subsuming fantasies.
Ruby Kato Attwood will be heading up a massive installation process in the voluminous interior of the center, taking place over a four-week residency leading up to the show dates.
Choreographed by Emily Terndrup in collaboration with the dancers, the performance features Rebecca Margolick, Ashley Robicheaux, Kenna Tuski, Daniel Staaf, Maxwell Perkins and Dan Walczak.
Please consider supporting the campaign and join us in our effort to create this intricate, innovative and thrilling collaboration!
In October of 2014, Terndrup and Belcham presented "Debut", an experiential narrative following a group of teenagers as they break into an abandoned building on the evening of their senior prom.
Seven dancers and sixteen musicians lead an audience of 200 through a shifting landscape of light and sound, actively transforming as the night progressed through multiple paths to the finale.
Selected praise for "Debut":
John Sherman (Brooklyn Magazine): "Debut was absorbing in its power, its hairpin turns of emotion and orientation, and beautifully delicate in its “shifting proscenium” arrangement. Wandering through the dark, the viewer may feel like a ghost, eagerly peering into the lives of the well-lit living. The show’s atmospheric richness and scenic depth is a hallmark of Terndrup and Belcham’s artistic vision, one we can only hope to see and experience more of, whether at the Knockdown Center or anywhere else they may decide to grace."
Haylee Bridgewater (BORO Magazine): "A collaboration that is set to blow your mind."
Tara Sheena (Hyperallergic): "Movement that seemed to explode from within them against the work’s booming original music... boundless energy... lucid fluidity."