© 2015 by Kelly Bond & Melissa Krodman

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JEAN & TERRY:

YOUR GUIDES THROUGH DARK, LIGHT, NEBULOUS

ELEPHANT

We won't ignore you. We have a relationship. We are powerful. Sentimental. We transgress, practicing and perceiving aggression. We are you, and we are alien with all the potential to connect. Patient and pliable. Cryptic, valuable, subtle. We are elephants, huge and hidden.

Elephant aims to extend the performative body beyond the individual to examine the relationship between spectator and performer. It challenges the traditionally passive role of the viewer while addressing both the subtle and aggressive qualities—as well as the possibilities—of the group, herd and collective conscious.

 

choreography

Kelly Bond

in collaboration with Lillian Cho, Melissa Krodman, and Carrie Monger

 

performance

Kelly Bond, Lillian Cho & Melissa Krodman

 

all things technical

Jessica Marchant

 

Running time: 38 minutes

Presentations:

Capital Fringe Festival, Washington, DC; July 2010

Philly Fringe Festival, Philadelphia, PA; September 2010

fallFringe, Washington, DC; November 2010

thefidget space, Philadelphia, PA; March 2011

Works In Progress:       

Open Performance @ Movement Research, New York, NY

Festival Particules, Theatre de l'Usine, Geneva, Switzerland; January 2010

Movement Research @ Judson Church, New York, NY

Forward Five, Washington, DC         

We are the members of a worker’s union. We are decent and conscious citizens of heaven:

we care about the future, we are concerned with ecology,

we sort our trash, use recycled materials, practice macrobiotics,

try not to pollute the environment with our humble existence.

We are hard workers from nine to five, we don’t demand a raise for working overtime.

On the weekends we do sports and go to the movies.

We learned to be humble and meek: ask nothing and get nothing.

But now we’ve had enough: enough of discipline and small wages!

We too want to be a part of the global village! Forward into changes!

DOWN WITH SPIES AND BUREAUCRATS OF OLD IDEOLOGY!

DOWN! DOWN! DOWN! DOWN!

             

--composed from excerpts of Ivana Sajko's WOMAN-BOMB