1. SeeSaw: Bodies in Migration is a visually stunning and intensely physical public arts experience, bringing jaw-dropping, thought provoking, art into daily life. SeeSaw is a 30 minute outdoor physical theater performance with an original soundtrack.

    SeeSaw features five stilted “migrants” venturing into an unknown kinetic landscape. Claiming space in an unfriendly and chaotic environment performers push the boundaries of familiarity to create partnerships which come together and are torn apart by the mechanical machinations of a teetering and spinning metal sculpture. From imbalance to counterbalance using aerial apparatus, each other’s bodies and the sculpture itself, the acrobats fly, jump, climb and tumble their way through a formidable frontier, illustrating resiliency, adaptation, collective creativity, and mutuality.

    The production is designed for outdoor venues, begins with a processional element, and can be performed day or night. SeeSaw tours with a cast and crew of 7 people including five performers, and two technicians.

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  2. SeeSaw is a 30-minute outdoor physical theatre spectacle set in a landscape of interactive kinetic sculptures.
    SeeSaw is a jaw-dropping performance that is accessible to all.
    SeeSaw is visually rich and physically dynamic. It articulates a timely story of migration, displacement, and the reclamation of “home”.
    SeeSaw brings thought-provoking art into daily life in a format that is proven to reach the widest and most diverse cross section of our society.

    Wise Fool New Mexico's (WFNM) inspiration to create SeeSaw comes from our commitment to theater that offers new insights on the human condition within our evolving society. SeeSaw examines interactions between the masses of the displaced and the forces of nativism; exploring the power dynamics that exist at points of contact. Instrumental in that struggle is the way in which societal mechanisms create chaos, dysfunction, and imbalance. SeeSaw performers embody our cultural contradictions while lyrically navigating a difficult landscape illustrating resiliency, adaptation, collective creativity, and mutuality.

    SeeSaw was created and produced by Wise Fool New Mexico and presents a multi-ethnic collaboration between powerful creative forces.
    SeeSaw cast includes: Amy Bertucci-Nieto, Amy Christian, Serena Rascón, Esther deMonteflores, Deollo Johnson and Nikesha Breeze.
    SeeSaw Creative and Production Teams:
    Alessandra Ogren, SeeSaw Director, WFNM Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Peñasco Theatre
    Rebekah Tarín, SeeSaw Creative Consultant, MD of the Peñasco Theatre
    Deirdre Morris, SeeSaw Co-Director, Choreographer
    Amy Christian, WFNM Co-Founder and WFNM Artistic Director
    Kim Epifano, Guest Choreographer, Director of Epiphany Productions
    Christian Ristow, Kinetic Sculptor
    Christina Sporrong, Kinetic Sculptor and Founder of Spitfire Forge
    Cannupa Hanska, Visual Artist
    Nina Silfverberg, Costume Designer
    Ginger Dunhill, Music Composer
    Ben Wright, Sound Technician
    Ian Rosenkranz, Technical Director
    David Nieto, Technician and Consultant

    About Wise Fool NM
    Wise Fool New Mexico (WFNM) is an award winning physical theater company that produces highly visual performances and public spectacles. In service to our mission to ignite imagination, build community and promote social justice through performances and hands on experiences in the arts of circus, puppetry and theater WFNM reaches audiences over 10,000 annually, through tours of repertory and site specific productions across North America, and performances and educational programs in our local communities of Northern New Mexico. From Bumbershoot to the Bioneers Conference, International Dance and Visual Arts festivals to public libraries and prisons, WFNM has successfully engaged audiences of all ages and backgrounds in physical, thought provoking, and visually stunning theater for over 15 years. Our commitment to accessibility of the arts leads us to focus on creating work for outdoor events and alternative venues. For more information please visit wisefoolnewmexico.org

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Video and excerpts of the physical theater and circus work of Wise Fool New Mexico.

Wise Fool New Mexico (WFNM) is an award winning physical theater company that produces highly visual performances and public spectacles. WFNM reaches audiences over 10,000 annually, through tours of repertory and site specific productions across North America, and performances and educational programs in our local communities of Northern New Mexico. From Bumbershoot to the Bioneers Conference, International Dance and Visual Arts festivals to public libraries and prisons, WFNM has successfully engaged audiences of all ages in physical, thought provoking, and visually stunning theater for over 13 years. It is WFNM’s mission to ignite imagination, build community, and promote social justice through performances and hands-on experiences in the arts of circus, puppetry, and theatre. Our commitment to accessibility of the arts leads us to focus on creating work for outdoor events and alternative venues.
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