Revolution in 1
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Paul H Bedard
September 19, 2012
What is your job on this show?
What type of theater do you like most to work on?
Devised, semi-narrative, collage-based dance-theater. I am fascinated by our generation's obsession with "mashups" and our ability to decipher meaning from a deluge. Once upon a time, finding information was difficult. Now, open your eyes and you're overloaded. We're the generation connecting the dots, rearranging the stories and structures, and interpreting from chaos. I love theater's ability to juxtapose living things and live moments, and there's never been a more perfect time to do just that.
Why do you do theater (as opposed to film, or TV, or something not in the entertainment field)?
I believe that theater has a unique ability to investigate, infiltrate, and innovate our collective morality. I love borrowing experiences and living with and through characters and events on stage.
In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
Revolution's inevitability. What was the Winter, Fall and Summer before Arab Spring? Why do we keep spinning round and round each other in a dance of oppressor and oppressed? Why does every revolution need another revolution?
Groucho, Chico, Harpo, or Zeppo?
Who are your heroes?
Vaslav Njinsky, Serge Diaghilev, Federico Garcia Lorca, Salvador Dalí, Tennessee Williams, Igor Stravinsky, Bertolt Brecht, Lucia Joyce, Lars von Trier, Björk, Barack Obama