Photo by John Warner

Thicket (2008)

Jordan Fuchs’ third evening-length collaboration of sound and movement with composer Andy Russ, Thicket explores an environment that grows more and more dense with the entanglements of human interactions, as four dancers, driven by forces larger than they can know, stretch physical relationships into space in an intimate setting where the visual and aural dislocate. Performed in the round for audience members seated on the dance floor, Thicket features a hyper-real and surreal sonic environment generated live by composer Andy Russ for an audience listening on headphones. Created and performed in collaboration with Toby Billowitz, Megan Boyd, and Storme Sundberg, Thicket features lighting design by Carol Mullins and costumes by Joy Havens. 

Thicket's creation was made possible, in part, by the Danspace Project 2007-08 Commissioning Initiative, with support from the Jerome Foundation and The New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Additional support was provided by the Hunter College Department of Dance, Texas Woman’s University, and the TWU Department of Dance. 

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