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Demolition Boy (2009)
a multimedia solo questioning what it means - and feels like - to be alone onstage. Demolition Boy debates the usefulness of a muse and dance as a source of self-disgust. it seeks guidance from Gilbert & George but displays an identification with Tyra Banks. it subjects the artist to judgement and failure.
this project probes the relationship between victim, aggressor and place, and is a piece in which what doesn't happen is as important as what does. with a cast of eight chilling and gorgeous performers, and an award-winning set design.
one born bad (2007)
created and performed in my basement.
a distillation of violence and intimacy.
Tiny Town (2006)
Tiny Town looks at how physical environment shapes identity.
from weather to wal-marts to horizon line to property lines.
inspired by fly-over states.
Third Persons (2011)
performed by two dancers, an overhead projector and multiple spokespeople. confessional but not liable, sisyphean but able to transform.
measuring the chop (2008)
an in-progress excerpt of copperhead presented february 22-23, 2008, at the southern theater.
One with Others (2013)
an evening-length trio. what does it take to hold things together? what does it take to be yourself? nothing ever fits quite the way you think it will. the lumber glove chafes. the words come out false and garbled. the foot stumbles, trips. so many things can and do go wrong.
Cold Comfort (2004)
an evening-length, dance/performance work
set in antarctica. ice, isolation, penguin envy. 6 performers.
Who are you to Steven? (2005)
a solo danced dripping wet,
dogged by injury and insult.
a girl-gang phantasmagoria.
west side story meets carrie.
created in collaboration with tanya gagné
© 2013 karen sherman