The Waking Room is an evening-length contemporary dance work that explores the subconscious movements and physicality inherent in non-ordinary states of consciousness. Using a movement palette generated by minute observation of and response to the process of perception, the piece is an investigation of the pre-cognative channels of sensory interpretation. Initial movement investigations came from studio explorations of Edward Podvoll’s “micro-operations”, and developed an improvisational process that was presented as Lacunae. The accompanying music is generated through the process of deconstructing recognizable sounds into sonic cells that are layered with live music to create a multi-speaker soundscape. This work was supported by The Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist Grant and a residency at The Morrison-Shearer Foundation.
“Speedy and startling, The Waking Room is also a contemporary horror chamber…. This trio is fast and scary, whirling in place or falling to the floor with an intensity that imperils their bones.”
The Waking Room