Footage: Chez Bushwick Studio (12 min) and again here (12 min)
The Riverboat Project is its own performance method. Sophie and Tara navigate shifting terrain, Storm alters the conditions of the space, witnesses come in and out, creating an adaptive ecology of relations.
This looping, accumulating trio dance work takes its inspiration from the cross-cultural tradition of turning a rusted riverboat that can no longer sail into a memorial site. Club music filters into the space, speculative eulogies are read and performed, we take commemorative shots and bear witness to what was and what will be. Together with the spectators the three performers create a space that exists between the sacred and irreverent; both memorial and fete; an embodied experience that is choreographically intricate and improvisationally unconstrained.
Choreography & Concept by marion storm
Performance & Live Composition by Sophie Bromberg, Tara Sheena, & marion storm
Venue Chez Bushwick Studio
Videography by Hannah Coleman & Steve Dacey