Swish, Swizzle, Smack

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
Photo by Robert Di Donato

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

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Photo by Robert Di Donato
Photo by Robert Di Donato

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

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Photo by Robert Di Donato
Photo by Robert Di Donato

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

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Swish Swizzle Smack (2019)

Blanton SoundSpace:WordPlay

A part-choreographed, super fun dance piece that plays on onomatopoeia.

Choreography/sound mixing/performance:

Alexa Capareda with Kelsey Oliver

(also performed at Austin Creative Alliance's 2019 Honors)

photo by Ismael Quintanilla III
photo by Ismael Quintanilla III

performed at Blanton SoundSpace:WordPlay

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photo by Steve Rogers
photo by Steve Rogers

performed at Austin Creative Alliance's 2019 Honors

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photo by Steve Rogers
photo by Steve Rogers

performed at Austin Creative Alliance's 2019 Honors

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photo by Steve Rogers
photo by Steve Rogers

performed at Austin Creative Alliance's 2019 Honors

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photo by Steve Rogers
photo by Steve Rogers

performed at Austin Creative Alliance's 2019 Honors

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Weird, Reweird

Weird, Reweird
a spoken word + dance duet
specifically concocted for Thee Gay Agenda’s Gender Isn’t Real Party

In “Weird, Reweird,” dancer Kelsey Oliver and writer Mac Irvine meet at the intersection of art and academia down the corner from queerness a few blocks down from technology but not so far that you’ve hit gender to grapple with the ways in which abstracting the real is political and radical and the ways in which there is power in that.

underlying music by Ryan Lott

voice over and edit by Mac Irvine

projection art by @freeverbs

video/edit by @steakboy_birdbones

re-edited by Kelsey Oliver

photo by @royjohnii
photo by @royjohnii

performer: Mac Irvine projection art: @freeverbs

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photo by @royjohnii
photo by @royjohnii
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photo by @royjohnii
photo by @royjohnii

projection art: @freeverbs

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photo by @royjohnii
photo by @royjohnii

projection art: @freeverbs

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my socks are brown

《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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photo by Ismael Quintanilla III