white road Dance Media premieres Hoarse at Triskelion Arts
February 13, 14 & 15 at 8pm
Created and directed by Marisa Gruneberg
Live sound by Chad Raines
Performed by Sammy Donahue, Miranda Lyon and Sydnie Liggett
Lighting by Andrew Dickerson
Costumes by Joseph Blaha
Promises. Romance. Support. Betrayal. Abuse. Loyalty. And a disembodied talking horse head. Triskelion Arts is very proud to present Hoarse, a new full-length dance work from Marisa Gruneberg and white road Dance Media.
A trio of women inhabits this darkly deconstructed rendering of The Goose Girl, in which a beheaded horse sagely records and reports a warped tale of love, grace and guts. Hoarse seeks to answer: what matters, and what does not, when we are stripped of our pre existing truths and forced into a construct we cannot control? In an environment where any sense of true self is wearing itself hoarse, what can we build that will last?
All over NYC, one of the most seemingly crowded cities in the world, are empty spaces. Rooms that sit unoccupied, rooms that despite their surface stillness have deeply loud and complex personal histories. Empty spaces that endure- but for how much longer, and to what purpose?
This is one such space.
In this film, Kendra and I are investigating not only the quiet crisis of an empty space in a city, but also ideas of public displacement and private separation, and the architecture of a moment. And that moment can be five minutes can be years, unfolding in interlocking patterns of strength and fragility, of bright and dark, of what is and what is possible.
Directed, shot, edited by Marisa Gruneberg | Movement by Kendra Portier | music by Chad Raines | filmed on the LES in New York City, c 2015
OCTOBER 30 2015 /// First Ever SCREAMDANCE! International Dance Horror Film Fest /// screamdance.org
Here comes SCREAMDANCE! a new, experimental dance horror film festival in its very first year that seeks to support movement oriented films with a dark vision. Is dance film ready for genred storytelling? We say yes!
Dance your heart out
BREAK UP TXT performed by Alex Taylor, directed/shot/edited by Marisa Gruneberg, shot on location in New York City