6 reflective monoliths, 28 performers, 165 sunrises in 59 hours for 31,000 people
“interactive theatre meeting modern dance in a futuristic art museum” Engadget.com
Right Passage begins a new series of interactive performance installations for TWF — rites of passage.
In this work we invite the public to choose their own adventure through a magico-religious dynamistic rite of passage. We begin in a hazed void, seven hooded liminal guides shift black monolithic walls creating reflective labyrinths/corridors/chaos which lead your journey from darkness to light. A sensory disorientation escalates to an assault of cold beams, strobes, and intimidating moving walls — a haunting chaos. This builds to a breaking point, leads to a re-orientation of the senses.
We gather collectively at the end of the disorienting journey, united underneath the warmth of a sun.
Did we make the “right passage?” What IS “right?” What IS wrong? What fun is life in black and white? The strong human need to be “right” is questioned. Listen. Breathe. Perhaps an alternate passage awaits.
Panorama Music Festival, NYC within The Lab Powered by HP
HP + Panorama + Meta.is
“a spectacle that captured my imagination”
Right Passage, 2017
40′ x 80′ Interactive Performance Installation
reflective mobile walls, beam/strobe/wash lights, speakers, haze, custom programming, costumes, performers
Concept/Director: Jon Morris
Producer: Ana Constantino
Original Score: Steve Nalepa and Adam Freeland from The Acid
Scenic/Lighting Designer: Maruti Evans
Lighting Programmer/Designer: Dan Alaimo
Sound Design: Bobby McElver
Sound Assistant: Keenan Hurley
Scenic Choreographer: Tyler Gilstrap
Stage Managers: Anne Haney & Will O’Hare
Production Coordinator: Juliana Leandra
Female Cast: Mary Kate Sheehan(dance captain/swing), Khadija Griffith, Alexzandra Knap, Geneva Jenkin, Talissa Barveressco, Sarah Dodd, Ayesha Jordan
Male Cast: John Hartzel(captain/swing), Tristan Oshea, Terrance Popular, Daniel White, Malcom McMichael, Stephen Galberth, Tim Ottman.
Ushers: Alice Goldberg, Aida Miro, Dayze Rocha, Sean Devare, River Coelho, Deborah Amaa, Roberta Fernandes, Khalil Cooper, Paulo Souza, Miguel Diaz, Flavio Franco, Arthur Marçal, Johnatan Rezende, João Severo, Aidan O’shea, Juliana Martins Ramalho, Fabiana Mattedi.
Special Thanks: the Meta.is team, Kyle Casey, See Factor, Leif Nelson & 11th Street, Benjamin Oyzan, John Hartzel, Tim Ottman, Vadim Malinskiy, Marcelo Daldoce.