Choreographed by Ivy Baldwin
Performances by Ivy Baldwin, Lawrence Cassella, Molly Poerstel and Eleanor Smith
Sound Design by Justin Jones
Set Design by Anna Schuleit
Lighting Design by Chloe Z Brown
Costume Design by The Company
Stage Management by Stephanie Byrnes
Running time, 1 hour
Ambient Cowboy is lonely and joyous, dark and funny, violent and loving – a continuation of Ivy Baldwin’s interest in deconstructing and combining disparate elements and influences to create mysterious, surreal worlds full of emotional and physical extremes. Seeded by a visit to Philip Johnson’s Glass House, with its brilliantly audacious imposition of serene, spare modernity on the abundant, looming wilderness, Ambient Cowboy explores this fertile landscape of contrasting elements through dance, drama, sound and setting.
Funding Credits: Ambient Cowboy is commissioned by New York Live Arts and is made possible by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts, with additional support from the Jerome Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. It was developed, in part, at a creative residency at Kaatsbaan International Dance Center through a partnership with New York Live Arts, supported by the New York State DanceForce with funding from the New York State Council on the Arts.
Ambient Cowboy was made possible, in part, by the Jerome Foundation, Bogliasco Foundation, William and Karen Tell Foundation; IBD Commissioning Circle Members Olivier Rustat, Kathleen Williams & Mark Abel, Robert and Judith Baldwin, Michael Grossman, and Smooch Cafe; and a creative residency at Dragon’s Egg in CT.