Becoming – Corpus
4 Sold out shows at BAM Fisher!
An enormous joy!
We are still glowing with appreciation, surprise, and joy after a momentous week at BAM.
Becoming -Corpus marked the culmination of four years’ work, one year of our participation in BAM’s Professional Development Program, eleven months of work with the performers, six months of work with our Artifact Publication team and one year of work with our production team. It was a magical week at BAM: seeing you and seeing the entire project solidify was incredible.
During the run we laughed, we were transfixed, we cried our eyes out, and we felt a sense of togetherness, of belonging to a shared moment, one that perseveres.Your words of response and encouragement following the piece were tremendous. We are so glad to feel your support for our work in such a direct fashion!
816 people came to experience Becoming-Corpus.
4 sold out shows at the BAM Fisher
A world premiere
A gallery exhibition in the Peter Jay Sharp Lower Lobby
A post-performance audience round table
A pre-performance talk with Ximena and Shige
A series of pop up performances during opening night
A special first edition of 100 artifact publications released
10 months of BAM DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center training seminars and lectures
We had always felt that this piece at BAM Fisher would be a very meaningful moment for us, and we are so charged by this success. We are already looking to the future, seeing what is next for us.
We want to deeply thank our performers, our collaborators, our staff, funders, audience, volunteers and artists! It was their support and participation that made Becoming -Corpus come to life.
They are your words, your presence, your encouragement and support that create the life of this piece beyond the curtain call.
We truly hope that Becoming -Corpus lives on in your memories, your words, and your new perceptions of the world around us.
THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF THIS WITH US.
Becoming -Corpus people involved:
BAM Fisher Stage Production Team
Performance Direction, Visual Design and Concept: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya. | Choreography: Ximena Garnica and the Ensemble | Video Programing and Design: Shige Moriya | Ensemble: Masanori Asahara, Andrew Braddock, Andrea Jones, Eliizabeth McAuliffe, Denisa Musilova, Eija Ranta, Tommy Schell, and Savina Theodorou. | Sound Composition: Roland Toledo, Christopher Loar | Additional Featured Music: Laddio Bolocko | Photography: Pavel Antonov, Harry Hanson, Piotr Redlinski | Video: Catalina Santamaria, Anna Mielech and Carlton Bright | Video Assistant: Manuel de la Portilla | Technical Crew: Mark Costello | Production Stage Manager: Dina Paola Rodriguez
Visual Art and Installation in BAM Fisher’s Jay Sharp Lobby
Artists: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya. | Photographic Consultant and Image Editor: Jonas Hidalgo | Framing Partner: 567 Global
Researcher, Editor, and Archivist: Angeli Sion | Design: Hiram Pines | Words: Angeli Sion and Ximena Garnica | Additional Content Contributors: Susan Mar Landau, Shige Moriya, Hiram Pines | Photographers: Pavel Antonov, Ximena Garnica, Harry Hanson, Yana Kraeva, Shige Moriya, Angeli Sion, Yara Travieso, Raul Zbengheci | Printing Partner: ColorCoded
Movement Think Tank Team
Tamira Cahana, Georgia Johnson, Averil Kelkar, Raul Zbengheci
Line Producer: Raul Zbengheci | Marketing Director and Publicist: Kinshasa Peterson | Production Associates: Rujeko Dumbutshena, Georgia Johnson, Averil Kelkar, Theresa Magario, Leslie Roybal | Studio and Production Assistant: Jaime Garnica
Benefit Night and Gallery Opening Special Guest Performers
Alex Franz Zehetbauer, Kaoru Watanabe, Joe Diebes, Christina Campanella, John Rose, Massimiliano Balduzzi and DJ Shower.
Guest Speakers for Post – Show Audience Round Table
Asohahn Amarasingham, Daanish Masood, Robert Flower, Susan Mar Landau
Becoming Series was partially developed at The Yard, a colony for performing artists, as part of the Bessie Schönberg Choreographers’ Residency. Additional Artistic Contributions: Irem Calikusu, Stephanie Lanckton, Miyu Leilani, Jonothon Lyons, Melissa Lohman, Lucie Baker, Giulia Carotenuto, Ching-i Chang and Luke Murphy (dancers / performers), Bloody Panda (musicians). Becoming -Corpus emerged out of Becoming Alive 1. Alive 1 was first created as a response to Ko Muroboshi’s Dead 1, a kind of sensorial, visual and gut reaction to one of Ximena Garnica’s mentor Ko Murobushi. Christopher Loar’s Mannequin and Sinking Ship composition was inspired by Dumb Type and Pan Sonic.