fôr is a bi-city multidisciplinary collaborative exchange between PGH based movement-sound duo slowdanger//Taylor Knight & Anna Thompson (www.slowdangerslowdanger.com) and NYC based interdisciplinary duo MICHIYAYA dance (http://michiyayadance.org). Between June and December the two duos will process in intensive periods between NYC and PGH, offering open-level movement workshops, open rehearsals, and events where the local communities can engage with the artists. The process will conclude in December 2017 with performances of fôr, a collaboratively built movement, sound, and visual work on December 8th and 9th at the Center for Performance Research in BK and December 15th and 16th in PGH (venue TBD). The piece will explore perspective and identity as a constantly shifting state of defining and destroying boundary in space. This initiative is intended to examine how bridges can be built between national artistic communities through collaboration. This project is made possible with a grant from the Opportunity Fund (PGH) and fiscal sponsorship from Unique Projects Inc of NYC.
Our next pop up class will be Sunday July 9th at The Glitter Box Theatre.
all levels of experience welcomed.
:upcoming march dates:
march 17/18 were performing in The Ubiquitous Mass of Us performed by Maree ReMalia | merrygogo at Middlebury College Vermont
march 21 we have a film in the screening event "incriminate the intimate" Otion Front Studio NYC
march 25 Gia T + slowdanger at The Hideout in PGH
more dates soon!
2016 has been a highly productive year!
we send our deepest gratitude out to those that have supported us this year, in the past years.
to those that have participated in our movement courses
to those that have come to a show (any in any shape and form)
to the artists that we have collaborated with
to the artists that we admire and that inspire
to our pgh family and beyond
2016 has been...difficult...it has been full and beautiful but it has for sure been a trial by fire...thank you for keeping us and those around you alive mentally, physically and spiritually.
also if you missed our email blast, here is a bit of what we have been up to this year!:
We premiered our first full-length work: memory 4 as a part of New Hazlett Theater CSA 2015-2016 season (June 9th & 10th 2016)
performers: Jasmine Hearn, Taylor Knight, PJ Roduta, Anna Thompson
sculptures: Celeste Neuhaus
projections: Mike Cooper, Mario Josie
lighting design: Antonio Colaruotolo
visit slowdangerslowdanger.com to see
photos by Renee Rosensteel and trailer by Paul Kruse
special thanks to The Heinz Endowments, Silo Kirkland Farm, Kelly Strayhorn Theater Freshworks Residency, The Space Upstairs , and Anonymous
read the review by Jennifer Meridian here:
We released an album with La Squadra Finale PGH
purchase or listen:
Alongside 2 music videos
by Paul Kruse
& Ryan Michael White
Also a special not-safe-for-facebook preview by Juliette Sutherland
also a great review and video premier via The Glassblock and David Bernabo
We scored a play! It is always a dream to work with the folks at Hatch Arts Collective. slowdanger was happy to work with the cast and creative team on Driftless a new play about fracking
written by Paul Kruse
directed by Adil Mansoor
produced by Nicole Shero
August 11-14 2016 @ New Hazlett Theatre
for more visit http://www.hatcharts.org/
We toured to Brooklyn, Baltimore, Asheville, Atlanta, and Erie & played many many shows in PGH
many thanks to those that helped us make it there/make it happen: Shantelle Courvoisier Jackson, Shiloh Hodges, Dario Miceli, Luke Cleet , Juan-Augusto Lafontaine, Abdu Ra, Dominick Grandé, 368 PONCE , Shen & Bones Performance Group/ Lani Weissbach / PACA, Lauren Goshinski/VIA
LightLab Performance Platform (an experimental performance showcase that we curate alongside David Bernabo ) had 5 events including 2 Lightlab Residencies thanks to the Space Upstairs
We were able to feature local/national/international performing artists including Christiana Axelsen, Kensaku Shinohara, Jasmine Hearn, Maree ReMalia & HyunJung Lee, Anthony Williams, Darrell Kinsel, Anqwenique Wingfield, Joy KMT, Ru Emmons, Roberta Guido Al Rogers, Celeste Neuhaus, Joy Postell, Sirius M. Bender, Jil Stifel, Michele de la Reza and more!
Interested in presenting in Lightlab Performance Series? submit a proposal via
We are all ready to barrel into 2017 with ferocity, sensitivity, and clear intuition.
To many more...
Many thanks to the first of our Donors:
Later in August: stay tuned for updates about slowdanger's upcoming participatory project with
the drift (http://www.the-drift.org)
the weekend of August 19th/20th
following the premier of memory 4 and our brief tour to Brooklyn, Asheville, and Atlanta slowdanger is endeavoring on some new projects to wrap up the summer.
Currently, Taylor and Anna, are in process scoring HatchArts' play Driftless. (read a bit about it here and go to their website to view more of their works!)
A young family sprouts from the hills of Southwestern Pennsylvania. A Catholic priest from Eastern Minnesota embeds himself in a new community. Guided by the science and wisdom of two saints, Driftless unearths the full cost of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, and asks us to consider lives, relationships, and heritage as we seek answers for the future of our world. Why must families choose between their health and a viable economic future? Based on interviews with community members, Driftless brings an ongoing debate into the heart of our family kitchens.
August 11, 12, and 13, 2016 at 8:00 PM - August 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM
$15.00 advance; $20.00 door.