Directed by Lavinia Roberts
Choreography by Alexandra Amirov
Masks by Lavinia Roberts
Puppetry by Justin Perkins
Curiouser and Curiouser is an imaginative piece of physical theatre inspired from 1920s German Expressionist silent horror films and Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The experience of being unsettled in Wonderland is explored using masks, puppetry, projections, dance, and music. The world is supported by a piano accompaniment, like 1920s silent films. The movement vocabulary of 1920s cinema will be explored as well. The world is highly stylized, distorted, beautiful, heightened, and unsettling.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
Photos by Cecilia Roberts
Photographs Copyright Cecilia Roberts 2014
“Treasures,” was a devised performance piece incorporating mask and puppetry work. I constructed the costume and puppets from found materials. A post apocalyptic bum, with a strange collection of puppets fashioned after natural objects that no longer exist, mourns the loss of nature. The vocal work and movement vocabulary was inspired from the sounds and movements of insects.
June 2013 “Bushwick Open Studios: Hybrid Performance Art Showcase,” Brooklyn Fireproof, NYC
June 2012 “And Your Very Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem,” Arch Production & Design, NYC
May 2012 “The Cave,” Frontrunner Gallery, NYC
Performed site-specifically at the bar at Dixon Place. “Drunk Girls” explores the ritual of getting drunk. What are the gender politics of drinking culture? Why do we feel the need to get drunk?
Masks by Corinne Beardsley
Directed/Devised by Lavinia Roberts
Jan. 2013 “Drunk Girls,” Dixon Place, Manhattan
June 2012 “Transformation: Holding On/Letting Go,” Diana H. Jones Center, Brooklyn
A Big Bang
“A Big Bang,” explores gendered movement vocabulary and gender constructions using quirky vaudeville aesthetics.
Sept. 2013 “Bad Theatre Festival,” The Tank, Manhattan
June 2013 “Potion Collective Featured Artist,” Brooklyn Fireproof, Brooklyn
June 2013 “Bindlestiff Open Variety Show,” Dixon Place, Manhattan