1. Excerpts from several performance installations presented by ETS (formerly the CONTACT project), directed by Krista DeNio.

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Field of Inquiry: Body Politic Edition (2014)
    *Collaborators: Daniel Davis (Assistant Director), Sonia Decker, Remi Frazier, Stephen Funk, Hope Hutman, Daniel Lippel, William McQueen, Utam Moses, Misty Snyder, Tina Taylor
    Music heard: Stephen Katz
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    CONTACT, Western Mass: Holyoke, Massachusetts; Canal Gallery (2011)
    *Collaborators: Nicholas Chavez, Samantha Francis, Kev'n Garcia, Laura Markis Johnson, Pat Mack, Lyle Phipps
    Music heard: Susan Oetgen

    About the project:
    EchoTheaterSuitcase project is a contemporary performance training and development model, bringing together mixed ensembles of veterans of war and military service with non-veteran civilians, to co-create an audience-interactive performance installation.
    Acknowledging the societal divide between veterans and the rest of the civilian population, ETS asks us to consider our relationships with territory, survival, violence, trauma and our real and perceived needs as individuals and communities. What do we have in common? Where do we differ? What can we learn from our different, but connected histories? Investigating our individual, daily realities, personal histories and [connection to/disconnect from] war, we begin to trace patterns in relationship with our communities, and the larger global events. One to one relationship building, in the context of larger group performative sharing [performers and audience] becomes an intimate, global experience.

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  2. Conception / Direction: Krista DeNIo
    Dramaturgy: K. DeNio, Nicholas Chavez
    Written and performed by: Nicholas Chavez, Samantha Francis, Kev'n Garcia, Laura Markis Johnson, Patrick Mack, Lyle Phipps
    Music: Patrick Mack, Susan Oetgen

    Bringing together a mixed ensemble of veterans of war, and civilians, this collaboration with Matt Mitchell's "100 Faces of War Experience" 100facesofwarexperience.org, created an interactive journey with the audience, throughout the Canal Gallery (thecanalgallery.com) , where the performers shared the stories of 100 Faces participants (through the project statements) as well as, their own writing and experiences interacting with one another.

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the CONTACT project

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Performance Installations from the CONTACT project, directed by Krista DeNio | kristadenio.com
Recently in Residence @ CounterPULSE, San Francisco
counterpulse.org/artists/krista-denio/
kristadenio.com/the-contact-project/

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Performance Installations from the CONTACT project, directed by Krista DeNio | kristadenio.com
Recently in Residence @ CounterPULSE, San Francisco
counterpulse.org/artists/krista-denio/
kristadenio.com/the-contact-project/

the CONTACT project is a contemporary performance training and development model, bringing together mixed ensembles of veterans of war and military service with non-veteran civilians, to co-create an audience-interactive performance installation.

Acknowledging the societal divide between veterans and the rest of the civilian population, CONTACT asks us to consider our relationships with territory, survival, violence, trauma and our real and perceived needs as individuals and communities. What do we have in common? Where do we differ? What can we learn from our different, but connected histories? Investigating our individual, daily realities, personal histories and [connection to/disconnect from] war, we begin to trace patterns in relationship with our communities, and the larger global events. One to one relationship building, in the context of larger group performative sharing [performers and audience] becomes an intimate, global experience.

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