sweet, rotten, sweet
A video installation, plus live performance, by choreographer Peggy Piacenza
First Thursday Reception
Thursday, March 7, 6–8pm
Performances: March 16 at 5pm; March 17, 23, 24 at 4pm & 6pm; March 29 at 8pm; March 30 at 6pm & 8pm. Tickets are required, limited to 25 people per show, and offered on a sliding-scale basis ($10-75). Tickets: peggypiacenza.com
Community Conversations: March 10 & 31, 4-4:20 pm, FREE.
sweet, rotten, sweet is a visceral communal ritual examining what it means to see, be seen, and bear witness to the passage of time. In this video installation, Peggy Piacenza has crafted a visual and sonic landscape that utilizes dance and performance to illuminate the human struggle to find meaning within an absurd world. Reimagining past choreographic works that deal with the nature of touch and the inevitability of mortality, sweet, rotten, sweet aims to strip away extraneous layers in order to discover moments of stillness within an overstimulated, disoriented psyche.
The next step in a creative evolution, sweet, rotten, sweet re-conceives material from Piacenza’s recent work The Event, into a new realm of video installation and gallery performance.
In addition to the installation, there will be live performances throughout the month. Staged in an intimate setting, with 25 audience members and four performers, sweet, rotten, sweet uses an up-close and personal setting to awaken audiences to the present moment.
Conception & Choreography: Peggy Piacenza
Director of Photography: Doug Arney
Original Music and Sound Design: Paurl Walsh
Scenic Design: Danielle Blackwell, Ezra Dickinson, Peggy Piacenza
Lighting Design: Jessica Trundy
Performers in Video: Ezra Dickinson, Kim Lusk, Wade Madsen, Amelia Reeber