A surreal mind trip that takes a bizarre journey through the subconscious on a quest
to find the true self and unlock the secrets within the psyche. This piece incorporates
movement, theatre, live music, and spoken word.
Script, Direction, Choreography, and Costume Design: Derek Harris
Performers: Derek Harris, Meegan Hertensteiner, Brendan Behan, Kevin Real
Music: Graham Reynolds, Triolo, Colleen, Sluggabed
This is a work in progress that will eventually be a full evening length piece. Project
Sleep is about sleep disorders and how they affect different peoples lives in different
ways. This is a multimedia project that incorporates interviews and videos of people
who have disorders and their sleeping habits. Movement vocabulary will then be developed
based on the video footage.
What do you get when you take a dead girl to prom? Probably arrested. But anything
goes in the name of art. Comedy and creepy collide in this physical theatre duet
about a man, his muse, and his macabre imagination.
Concept and Direction: Derek Harris in collaboration with Meegan Hertensteiner
The companion Experiment is a duet that traces the evolution
of a relationship between two strangers who are the unassuming subjects caught within
the confines of an undefined experiment. Through the the interactions of the subjects,
the experiment calls into question the physical and emotional aspects of dominance
and control, partnering and role reversal, lust, love, rage, loss and heartache.
The choreography is a fusion of counterbalance partnering, and elements of modern,
release, pop and lock, breaking, krumping and stylized Lindy hop. The mood and environment
is set by the lighting while the dark tone is further enhanced by gritty beats and
eerie electronic music.
Choreography:Derek Harris Performers: Derek Harris, Meegan
Hertensteiner Music: Fight Club Soundtrack, The Dust Brothers