Developed in residence at Deborah Slater Dance Theater's Studio 210 in July 2014.
In our changing society, why do we still get married, and what does it mean to do so? Perhaps the simplest answer, love, is in fact the most complex. Keeper of My Heart’s Odd Secrets is a piece about love and partnership – the myths, tropes, jokes, and truths. It blends ceremony, dance, installation and party games. The piece is arranged like a wedding with games and activities drawing on the history of the marriage ritual across cultures. The audience participates as they would at a wedding - taking photos at the Photo Booth, watching and commenting on the action, and finally dancing with the newlyweds.
I shared the residency with Erin Malley, whose work you will also see in the video below.
From the installation at West Wave:
From the immersive performance at Studio 210: