May 17-27, 2017
Wednesdays thru Saturdays at 8pm
Following the trajectory of the soloist (Michelle Boulé) across precarious encounters with isolation and ritual identification, The Monomyth illuminates the emotional and choreographic transformation of the feminine/feminist hero, reimagining Joseph Campbell’s concept of myth-making as a “challengingly persistent suggestion of more remaining to be experienced than will ever be known or told.” Boulé’s solo relies on an exquisite somatic alchemy to metabolize these shamanic narratives, the slow burn of disco and environmental sound fragments to conjure an ancient, yet intimate, consciousness in the present.
Choreography and Performance by Michelle Boulé. Sound Design by Curtis Tamm. Lighting Design by Natalie Robin. Costume Design by Stacey Berman. Assistant: Bryn Hlava. Choreographic Advisor: Jeanine Durning.
“My work begins with the body—the information it holds and conveys and how this relates to our cultural landscape. I research eastern and western views on somatics, healing and the physical expression of consciousness and aim to transmit this profound and at times esoteric knowledge of the body into the space and time of performance. The dances I make, for the stage and alternative spaces, often explore the power and mystery of the feminine, a deep investigation of physicality, and a penchant for humor and subtle upending of perspective. Ultimately, I aspire to give meaning to movement and the body, as a reminder and a space for the potential of what and who we are.”
"Moving to a Disco Beat, or the Clatter of Household Objects" - Gia Kourlas, New York Times
"Legend" - Martha Sherman, Dance View Times