NANONATION in Hollywood - Only 3 Performances!
EXTENDED - THEATRE ASYLUM'S BEST OF THE FRINGE
Poor Dog Group Presents Their Latest Original Work NANONATION in Hollywood Only 3 Performances!
July 5, 2010 - Poor Dog Groups NANO NATION is an investigation of the American Myth. As with many folkloric creations, the piece deals with the creation and dissolution of power. In the performance we encounter a women who, after having managed to free herself from Male-centric forms of domination, begins to scrutinize her own origins by considering her female heritage. She realizes that her descent, her own folklore and derivation, have attached themselves to her as a physiological inscription of the past and that if she is intends to explore that mythic formation she must focus on their resting place: her own body.
The piece is performed by dancer/choreographer, Jessica Emmanuel, who has strategically crafted a series of physical tasks that work to fragment and reflect on the story told within the performance. The story comes to us by way of blues master Jelly Roll Morton as his ÃÃ,Ã,Ã,Â¢Murder BalladÃÃ,Ã,Ã,Â¢ is played throughout, tentatively describing events in which Jessica is the personification.
Video provides a portion of the mise en scene, along with a stark collection of objects that people the space. Shot on an iPod Nano directed through an old Nikon, the projected images allow for a whole female imagery to take shape behind the performer as she executes her tasks.
The movement, sound and video design were constructed independently of one another until the workshop production of NANO NATION at the Hollywood Fringe Festival allowed them to interact and come alive. This inter-disciplinarity is the cornerstone not only of this piece, but also of the majority of PDGÃÃ,Ã,Ã,Â¢s prior performance projects.
Presented by Theatre Asylum, NANO NATION will be performed on July 9th @ 9:30, July 16th @ 9:30 and July 24th at 10:00. Tickets are $10.
Theatre Asylum is located at 6322 Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles, CA 90038.
For more information visit www.poordoggroup.com
About Poor Dog Group:
The collective was founded in late fall of 2007 after graduating from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). Over the past three years, PDG has presented work at REDCAT, UCLA, The Elephant, The Echo, and The Atwater Playhouse. In January of 2009, PDG celebrated the opening of their 6,100 sq. ft. performance warehouse in downtown Los Angeles. Last summer, the company toured throughout Eastern Europe including, Croatia, Poland and Serbia. Funding for the 10-week tour was provided by Theater Communications Group, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Grotowski Institute, The United States Embassy and private donors. This July, CalArtsÃÃ,Ã,Ã,Â¢ Center for New Performance and PDG will present the world premiere of Gertrude SteinÃÃ,Ã,Ã,Â¢s novella, Brewsie and Willie in Downtown Los Angeles.
Poor Dog Group is a Los Angeles based collective of like-minded performance and media artists committed to nurturing a distinctive aesthetic through adventurous collaboration. Their mission is to develop original theatrical expression through the creation of new work and radical reexaminations of existing texts; to redefine, educate and expand their own perceptions of performance and theatrical form; to have an accessibility for a new audience; to use experimental methods of the body, text, and technology; to craft new American theatre; and to develop the cultivation of a limitless and periodic space.
6320 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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