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Housewarming (a site-specific performance)

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Housewarming (a site-specific performance)

Part funeral, part cleaning day, part candlelit dinner for one, Housewarming tests the bounds of what and whom we consider home.

"Housewarming has given me a unique opportunity as a performer to explore questions both deeply personal and communal in real time with an intimate group of witnesses. This space to collectively ponder and wonder feels charged with potential and mystery." (Will Noling, performer).

"Housewarming is a multi-layered and brilliant work, capturing the daily beauty hidden inside the shells of walls, the wars within the home and inside ourselves. It is a work I would see something new in each time viewed, and never get tired of it." (Heather Robles, Community of Motion, Full Review Here)

Commission through ARTS by the People (July 2018)

Dancers: Courtney Barth, Taylor Boyland, Mitch Christie, Will Noling

Choreography: Hannah Garner & Ryan Yamauchi

Text: Hannah Garner & Ryan Yamauchi

Length: 75 minutes

Location: Morristown, NJ

Special thanks to Paul Rabinowitz, the Rabinowitz family, and ARTS by the People.

 

Premiere (September 2017)

Dancers: Courtney Barth, Mitch Christie, Will Noling, Imani Nia Simmons

Choreography: Hannah Garner & Ryan Yamauchi

Text: Hannah Garner & Ryan Yamauchi

Length: 70 minutes

Music: Renee Fleming, Joyce DiDonato, Mozart, The Ivor Cutler Trio, Frédéric Chopin, Los Angeles Master Chorale and Sinfonia Orchestra, Morten Lauridsen, Paul Salamunovich, Yuichiro Fujimoto, The Oriole Four, NBC Nightly News

Location: Hannah & Ryan’s apartment

Premiere: Apartment 6B, September 2017

Special thanks to Juno Arreglado, Rosemarie & Patrick Garner, Seneca Lawrence.

Page photo by Ingrid Holmquist