HEATHER O is an exploration of portraiture, projection and presence. Specifically, it is a portrait of performer Heather Olson through movement created for and with her from 2002 to 2008.
HEATHER O exists only as a video piece to be present as part of the installation for an upcoming work, The People to Come. People is a four-hour performance where the performers are tasked to create new solos each evening from the audience's contributions and this dance. The video acts as an artifact of their process and as a vehicle for transparency: all elements of the project are available for the audience to see.
Direction/Choreography by Yanira Castro
Performance by Kimberly Young
Set & Lighting by Kathy Couch
Sound Score by Stephan Moore
Costume by Albert Sakhai Designs
Filmed at Kirby Theater at Amherst College.