my socks are brown

at the Beijing Dance Festival

《我褐色的袜子》

my socks are brown is an exploration of vocalizations between dancers as they relate to seemingly abstracted takes on societal events and human perception. There is an integration of real life scenarios into an experience of physicalized theatre that comprises of illogical language and devised movement. Discombobulated conversation becomes the mean to conjoin different planes of thought. The reflexivities are seemingly random, but related and intertwined. As two performers take on the roles of an infinity of thoughts and perceptions, they do not represent any one thing, but rather, the possibilities of thought within a body of minds.

 

Choreographers: Jun Shen, Ladonna Matchett, Kelsey Oliver

Dancers: Ladonna Matchett, Kelsey Oliver

Creative process Videographer: Clarence Lam

This piece was performed at the Beijing Dance Festival in July 2016

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the creation process:

how do you like the smell of me

there are so many layers

of unreckoned sterile,

i don't know what has been suppressed under my packaging

waiting to be eaten

and what has long gone since the meat rollers passed dissipated

before you could sniff the scent of it

the sense of it

now

i can tie pretty bows all over these corners

these sharp witted don’t-touch-me-now 

conjoinings annoyances that I like

but that would be beyond the point

because it is

fragrance behooves your buds doesn’t it

eradicates your dictates of yearn

i disgust you,

but i like it

don’t forget to breathe me in

-kelsey oliver

a monologued excerpt from my socks are brown

Dresses with Catheter

Dresses with Catheter

Written, Choreographed, and Performed by Amy Litzinger and Kelsey Oliver

 

Dresses with Catheter is a movement-infused spoken dialogue that is rooted in discussing and unpacking accessibility issues. The text surrounds the daily interaction with restrooms and their social context. Situated in the round, the audience witnesses two bodies, differing in abilities and experience, uncover their perceptions of existing in private and public spaces.

 

This piece was performed on February 11th, 2017 at The Elizabet Ney Museum in Austin, Texas.

The performance was a part of Mi Casa Es Su Teatro, a day of site-based work performed in local homes, as a part of FronteraFest.

 

For more info about FronteraFest, click here.

 

**We are speaking on behalf of ourselves and not any organization that we are affiliated with.**

 

**We do not own the rights to this music. We are using it for educational purposes.**

 

Music: “I’ll Be Seeing You” by Billie Holiday

 

Videographer: Joe Cornelison

Photo by Robert Di Donato

at Mi Casa es Su Teatro by FronteraFest in the Elizabet Ney Museum