Vessel is a 50 minute work in two scenes for 8 dancers. Vessel explores a saturated female landscape that flickers between characters, emotions, textures, and shapes. A set by Robert Campbell frames the work. Slender, towering pillars serve as a source of light and a receptacle for abstract video imagery. The music incorporates lyrical string-like sounds as well as the transformation of tiny shards of delicate noise into an enveloping ocean of sound.
“Captivating, lovely, and utterly
human.” -Brangien Davis, The Seattle Times
“Vessel rumbles like a volcano...there
is a considerable degree of heat and seismic activity going
on under its surface. These forces slowly build over time,
only to burst forth unexpectedly in the most dramatic fashion.” -Jim
Demetre, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Premiere: On the Boards, Seattle - Northwest Artist Series 2004
Tour: Velocity Dance Center, Portland Institute
of Contemporary Art TBA Festival, Bumbershoot Festival, On the
Boards Northwest New Works Festival, American College Dance Festival.
Visual & Video Design: Robert Campbell
Lighting Design: Ben Geffen
Costume Design: Tasa Gleason & Mary Sheldon Scott