ANNA IALEGGIO & ROBYN O’DELL – Crane & Man
January 24, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm PST$15.00 - $20.00
A devised experimental performance that explores the potentiality of transpecies connection through a tragi-fantastical narrative of scientist-to-bird bonding. It is inspired by a true story: “Tex,” the crane protagonist, enters into a long-term trans-species kinship with middle-aged “George” Archibald — an ornithologist who is committed to preserving her unique genetic line. Triangulating between dance, theater, clowning, and ecology, the multimedia performance offers a vivid textual site for the potency of transformative queer empathy in a time of global ecosystem collapse.
Robyn O’Dell’s choreographic interests exist between theatre and dance. Her projects explore liminal spaces where physical and psychological texts collide and co-mingle with abstraction and the real. O’Dell has performed with Intersect Theatre, B Dunn Movement, The Idiot Workshop, and Brockus Project Studios. She received an MFA from the University of California, Irvine in in Dance Studies in 2019.