Written by August Strindberg // Directed by Kym Moore
Featuring Martha Epstein, Xavier Markey-Smith, and Ava Langford
Set against Strindberg’s original backdrop of 19th-century Europe, Antigravity’s production reframes the iconic Julie as a powerful, yet tragic heroine. What happens to a woman who, bound by society’s rules and expectations, steps out of line?
String Theory, Viewpoints performance theory, and historical accounts taken from the 14th Century Witch Burnings in Europe, the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. and contemporary urban culture serve as the backdrop for an immersive, interactive performance-installation. Through live performance and projection technology, the Goddess guides us as we track Jason and Sienna, two characters on a journey that may impact the world at large should they succeed in recovering what had never really been lost.
Photos from 2015 iteration with work by Todd Winkler (Projections), John C. Hawthorne, Jing Xu, Lindsey Ford (Actor-Creators)
Legal Tenderis a live assemblage of multi-media performance, video, and text material drawing across a yearlong collaborative devising practice, its marginalia, and postscript.
Poet Kyle Dacuyan, in collaboration with Antigravity Performance Project (directors Michael T. Williams and Francesca Montanile) and artists Andalyn Young, Kate Liebman, and Michael Costagliola, present this new range of work in a collaboratively-designed digital studio, with a live program featuring poems, meditations, and movement oriented around pleasure, flux, and connection.
In addition to the two live digital salons, the public is encouraged to access a User-Navigated Digital Art Installation featuring poetry readings, movement, meditation, and sensory experiences. Join Antigravity on a digital-orbital adventure through work and pleasure.
Legal Tender was developed in part at Bethany Arts Community and through the Camp Fringe residency supported by Independence Foundation. An initial iteration of this work was presented at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest in June 2019. Production at FringeArts supported in part by the Charlotte Cushman Foundation and Georgetown University’s Competitive Grant-in-Aid Research Program.
Nellie/Nellie, one of AntiGravity’s two pieces in development, showed to a large crowd at FringeArts’ new and improved Scratch Night, in their new space. The performance was March 3rd. Photo credit: Johanna Austin, http://www.AustinArt.org.