a work in progress and a little discussion condensed into 7.5 minutes
inkBoat has joined forces with award winning artist Ann Carlson to make a new work!
For the first time ever, Dana and Shinichi lova-Koga are performing a duet together called “These Are the Ones We Fell Among.”Also working on this project are 20+ year inkBoat collaborators: composers Carla Kihlstedt and Shahzad Ismaily, lighting designer Allen Willner and set designer Frank Lee.
Conceived, choreographed and directed by Carlson, “These are the Ones We Fell Among” responds to the pandemic, to extinction, to love and to loss. This evening length work is informed by the movement, behavior, metaphors and mythologies surrounding earth’s largest land mammal: the elephant. The piece dives into the absurd and the playful, and collides at the edges of quandary and uncertainty. With rhythm and rhyme, jump cutting time, the performers inhabit a circus world, a cave, an underworld, a room called zoom. The absurd, cruel and curious settings they visit reflect the isolation, the domestic, the triumphant and bereavement of these unbelievable times.
We intend to make a screen version available soon and the (finger’s crossed) stage based version is set to premiere live at ODC Theater in November 2021.
We truly need your support to continue this work . . .
We know there are many needs right now. With this work we intend to contribute a bit of surprise, humor and distraction in these dark times. So PLEASE, give what you can, it will keep us going and we so want to bring this work to you. No donation is too small (or too big)!
In the meantime, we wish you and yours health and resiliency and thank you for your consideration.
Ann Carlson is an award winning interdisciplinary artist whose work borrows from the disciplines of dance and performance as well as visual, conceptual and social art practices.