1. Multi-Media Installation and Performance by Daniel Allen Nelson

    Created by Temple Crocker & Daniel Allen Nelson

    Performed by Daniel Allen Nelson, Marie-Christine Katz and Tavish Miller

    With Film Performances by Temple Crocker and Sarah Lloyd

    Directed by Kara Feely

    Production Design: Jeanette Yew

    Production Stage Manager: Elizabeth Nielson

    Sound Design: Brandon Pane

    Assistant Director: Ilana Khanin

    Assistant Stage Manager: Olivia Rubano

    Video & Photo Direction: Jeremy Ayers

    Original Music: Chas Marsh

    Give Back my Beast is a multi-media Gallery Installation created and performed by Woof Nova collective member Daniel Allen Nelson in collaboration with Production Designer, Jeanette Yew, and Director Kara Feely. The performance will occur daily featuring Nelson along with Marie-Christine Katz and Tavish Miller as they transform the installation around the audience. The piece marks the culmination of a more than 2 year process in the creation of video, design and text. It follows in Woof Nova's tradition of creating productions that meld extensive research with poetic language and imagery.

    Give Back my Beast explores tipping points and accidents, both natural and human-caused that send us hurdling toward extinction. It is a eulogy to the beasts and myths soon to be lost, and questions if humans possess the ability to enact benevolent transformation. Daniel Allen Nelson performs within his multi-media installation consisting of artifacts and remnants of an extinct cultural and natural environment, bearing a nostalgic resemblance to our own world of just a few moments ago. Nelson shapes a narrative that cycles between transformation and extinction as he grapples with the waning worlds of nature and imagination, and envisions the stories and images that exist in the realm beyond extinction.

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  2. Performed by Daniel Allen Nelson, Tavish Miller & Marie Christine Katz | Video by David Pym | Recorded @ LaMaMa Galleria, December 2014

    Give Back my Beast explores tipping points and accidents, both natural and human-caused that send us hurdling toward extinction. It is a eulogy to the beasts and myths soon to be lost. Daniel Allen Nelson, performs within a multi-media installation consisting of artifacts and remnants of an extinct cultural and natural environment, bearing a nostalgic resemblance to our own world of just a few moments ago. Nelson shapes a narrative that cycles between transformation and extinction as he grapples with the waning worlds of nature and imagination, and envisions the stories and images that exist in the realm beyond extinction.

    Created by Temple Crocker & Daniel Nelson, Performed by Daniel Allen Nelson, Marie-Christine, Katz, and Tavish Miller. With film performances by Temple Crocker & Sarah Lloyd. Directed by Kara Feely, Production Design: Jeanette Yew, Production Stage Manager: Elizabeth Nielsen, Dramaturgy & additional text: Jenny Campbell, Video Design: David Pym, Sound Design: Brandon Pane Asst. Director: Ilana Khanin, Video & Photo Direction: Jeremy Ayers, Original music: Chas Marsh

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  3. Woof Nova presents Give Back My Beast, A Gallery Installation and Performance

    The NEW La Mama Galleria, 47 Great Jones (between Lafayette & Bowery), NYC

    Performances: Dec 2nd – 7th at 8pm
    Gallery Installation: Dec 3rd – 7th at 1pm – 7pm
    Donor Gallery Preview on Dec 1st: 3pm – 6pm
    w/ Donor invited dress rehearsal at 8pm.

    lamama.org

    Give Back my Beast explores tipping points and accidents, both natural and human-caused that send us hurdling toward extinction. It is a eulogy to the beasts and myths soon to be lost. Daniel Allen Nelson, performs within a multi-media installation consisting of artifacts and remnants of an extinct cultural and natural environment, bearing a nostalgic resemblance to our own world of just a few moments ago. Nelson shapes a narrative that cycles between transformation and extinction as he grapples with the waning worlds of nature and imagination, and envisions the stories and images that exist in the realm beyond extinction.

    Created by Temple Crocker & Daniel Nelson, Performed by Daniel Allen Nelson, Marie-Christine, Katz, and Tavish Miller. With film performances by Temple Crocker & Sarah Lloyd. Directed by Kara Feely, Production Design: Jeanette Yew, Production Stage Manager: Elizabeth Nielsen, Dramaturgy & additional text: Jenny Campbell, Video Design: David Pym, Sound Design: Brandon Pane Asst. Director: Ilana Khanin, Video & Photo Direction: Jeremy Ayers, Original music: Chas Marsh

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  4. Woof Nova presents Give Back My Beast, A Gallery Installation and Performance
    The NEW La Mama Galleria, 47 Great Jones (between Lafayette & Bowery), NYC
    Performances: Dec 2nd – 7th at 8pm
    Gallery Installation: Dec 3rd – 7th at 1pm – 7pm
    Donor Gallery Preview on Dec 1st: 3pm – 6pm
    w/ Donor invited dress rehearsal at 8pm.

    lamama.org

    Give Back my Beast explores tipping points and accidents, both natural and human-caused that send us hurdling toward extinction. It is a eulogy to the beasts and myths soon to be lost. Daniel Allen Nelson, performs within a multi-media installation consisting of artifacts and remnants of an extinct cultural and natural environment, bearing a nostalgic resemblance to our own world of just a few moments ago. Nelson shapes a narrative that cycles between transformation and extinction as he grapples with the waning worlds of nature and imagination, and envisions the stories and images that exist in the realm beyond extinction.

    Created by Temple Crocker & Daniel Nelson, Performed by Daniel Allen Nelson, Marie-Christine, Katz, and Tavish Miller. With film performances by Temple Crocker & Sarah Lloyd. Directed by Kara Feely, Production Design: Jeanette Yew, Production Stage Manager: Elizabeth Nielsen, Dramaturgy & additional text: Jenny Campbell, Video Design: David Pym, Sound Design: Brandon Pane Asst. Director: Ilana Khanin, Video & Photo Direction: Jeremy Ayers, Original music: Chas Marsh

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  5. Work-in-Progress: 'Give Back my Beast'

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