January 28-30, 2016:
Premiere performances at REDCAT Los Angeles, CA
ABOUT NEW FAITHFUL DISCO
In Meg Wolfe’s new lushly physical movement work New Faithful Disco, belief is made manifest as energy. A trio of dancers—taisha paggett, Marbles Radio, and Wolfe—feel it, generate it and remix it as they prepare to take on something big. Love, faith, impermanence? Pleasure? Power? Soul retrieval? A queer-love power-trio wrought with awkwardness and contradictions, New Faithful Disco builds communal energy into an accumulated whirlwind propelled by nature sounds and disco rhythms. Bodies are the conduit: the site of intersections where dances are generated, transferred, translated and recycled in an attempt to remix revolution. Disco opens up time, triggers fading histories and provides a backdrop that frames who we are, now.
Choreographer: Meg Wolfe
Performers: taisha paggett, Marbles Radio, Meg Wolfe
Music: Maria de los Angeles Cuca Esteves
Costume Design: Gregory Barnett
Lighting Design: Christopher Kuhl
Sound Design: John Coleman
Quilts/Robes: Meg Wolfe
New Faithful Disco is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by REDCAT, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), DiverseWorks, Z Space, and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Supported by the NPN Performance Residency Program. For more information: www.npnweb.org.
Development support of New Faithful Disco was given through Show Box L.A.’s Los Angeles Dance & Research Residency Program,which is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Fall 2016: Touring to PICA/TBA Festival (Portland, OR); DiverseWorks (Houston, TX); Z Space (San Francisco, CA)
January 28-30, 2016: Premiere performances at REDCAT Los Angeles, CA
January 2016: Week-long Production Residency at REDCAT Los Angeles, CA
February–March 2015: Month-long Creative Residency at Performance Works Northwest Portland, OR
January 2015: In-progress Workshop Performances at FRESH Festival San Francisco, CA
December 2014: Week-long Creative Development Residency at REDCAT Los Angeles, CA
September 2014: In-progress Workshop Performances at Live Arts Exchange Festival Los Angeles, CA
Spring 2014: Creative Research Residency at SkyFish Lake County, CA
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Photo by Steve Gunther.