Nourishment (what does it feel like to grow up?) premiered September 21-23rd, 2017 at an 1800’s carriage house called Planta Baja in Brooklyn, NY.
Interdisciplinary Dance, Live Music, Theater, Storytelling, Installation Design and a Multi-Course Tasting Menu paired with Drinks.
Cast: Anna Driftmier, Mara Driscoll, Nico Gonzales, Gwendolyn Gussman, Aja Jackson, Jett Kelly, Carly Krulee, Patrick Needham, Trevor New, and Collin Wagner.
"Nourishment is a show that is far easier to experience than to describe. It’s about the stories that make us, the stories that we don’t necessarily tell but which hum, unspoken, in our bones. It’s not any one person’s narrative; growing up is different for everyone, after all. But it’s a collage, a constellation, that traces a kernel of truth, that reminds us that regardless, we’re all swept up in the passing of time, in our stories. We’re all just figuring it out."
(Courtney Escoyne, The Stewardship Report)
"...the disconnect between one performer weeping through a tough recounting of a very real event and another having abstract thoughts about an unclear concept give audience a way to empathize or muse on what it means to perform." (Quinn Batson, offoffoff.com)
Photo Credit: Jeffrey Lee, On the Spot Image
"Outside, the dancers’ paths trace spirals, arms trailing through the air like wings, as though their souls would take flight if they could....It is beautiful, and it is familiar—that feeling that there is more hovering just beyond your reach, if you could just grow up enough to know how to grasp it."
(Courtney Escoyne, The Stewardship Report).