November 13, 2018, Center for Performance Research
In Thirst, Penelope Penelopinski, a shape-shifting femme queer, works to vivify the necessity of her own body through circuitous and sometimes dangerous paths. If you were a succulent or a tulip-human hybrid species what would your body look and feel like? How would your existence as a plant-human shift your perception and capacity for survival and adaptation? Nodding to popular future visions including machine-modified and synthetic bodies, Penelope explores an alternate future, stretching the possibilities of the body through a playful reverence to the natural world. Thirst grapples with the paradox of emergent isolation and accelerated desires for connection.
Choreography and Performance by Beth Graczyk
Video by Imani Dennison
Additional performances by Kim Savarino, Rachel Sigrid Freeburg, Effy Grey and Tara Sheena