Video shot on May 11, 2012 at Danspace Project. 

NOX


Taking cues from NOX, the work by award-winning poet and author Anne Carson, which includes old letters, family photos, collages and sketches, Mitchell and collaborator Silas Riener create a physical language that explores resuscitation, multidimensionality, trance and extraction, while Carson and Robert Currie add live drawing through the redirected light of overhead projectors.

Premiere: May 10-12, 2012 at Danspace Project

Performances: January 10-12, 2013 at Danspace Project

                            April 7, 2011 at O Miami Poetry Festival: The Moore Building

                            July 20, 2010 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston


Choreography: Rashaun Mitchell in collaboration with Silas Riener
Text: Anne Carson
Performers: Anne Carson, Robert Currie, Silas Riener, and Rashaun Mitchell
Original Live Music: Ben Miller
Lighting Design: Davison Scandrett

 

"Movement Transforms a Poet's Elegy" The New York Times. Brian Seibert. 

"Translating Poetry to the Stage, With or Without Words" The New York Times. Alastair Macaulay.