KORYN ANN WICKS – I love you so much, SQUEEZE ME TO DEATH
July 12 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm$15.00 - $20.00
Conceived and choreographed by Koryn Ann Wicks, I love you so much, SQUEEZE ME TO DEATH is an immersive dance performance with interactive video and sound installations, exploring the ways we lose ourselves loving others. Chart your own path through an ever changing landscape. Engage with live performers. Effect sound and projection in real time. Become the object of affection.
PLEASE NOTE: Audience members will be on their feet for the duration of the performance. There is limited seating available for those in need. Performers will initiate gentle, respectful physical interaction with audience members. By entering the performance space audience members consent to physically interacting with the performers. We are committed to creating an inclusive experience; if you require special arrangements please notify front of house upon arrival.
Koryn Ann Wicks is a choreographer and intermedia artist. Her immersive choreography integrates dance with interactive video systems to create explorable performances in which live movement and digital media build off one another in real time. Koryn earned her MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine. Her research was presented at the inaugural Body of KnowledgeConference in 2016. Her work has been shown at the Orange County Museum of Art, Historic Bowery Poetry Club, Steps on Broadway and the University of Rome Tor Vergata. In addition to her contemporary choreography, Koryn also choreographs for commercial film and television; most recently on the NBC pilot Until The Wedding. Before moving to LA, Koryn earned a Certificate of Dance with honors from the Ailey School and BFA in Political Science from the CUNY Baccalaureate Program. Koryn has been on faculty at CalArts, Glendale College and Cypress College. In her spare time, she volunteers for the Help Group, teaching dance to students on the autism spectrum. Upcoming projects include a collaboration with veteran Limon Company member Dante Puleio on an immersive reimagining of The Moore’s Pavane.
The show includes a pop-up shop where patrons can bid on set pieces via silent auction. Pieces include include handcrafted furniture by set and furniture designer Zachary Titus.
The performance includes an exciting creative team. Lighting designer Morgan Embry works as a designer at Duck Lights in LA. She also freelances with a wide variety of dance, theater and installation companies throughout the U.S., where she incorporates projection and interactive lighting in her designs. Composer Jonah Rosenberg is a Brooklyn based pianist, composer and sound designer. Jonah has performed throughout the US and Canada and performs regularly in New York City. Alex Lough is a composer, performer, and multimedia sound artist. His work focuses on implementing experimental technology in order to discover new performance contexts with particular attention given to the body and the physicality of sound.
Danced by Jessie Ryan and Brittany Tran. Jessie worked as a performer and collaborator with Diavolo | Architecture in Motion from 2013-2018. She created the soloist track in L.O.S.T., a two part evening-length work that premiered at the White Bird Festival in Portland, Oregon. Excerpts of her choreography continue to be shown nationally and internationally in Diavolo’s newest version of Voyage. Brittany Tran studied dance at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and later graduated from Alonzo King LINES Ballet. Passionate about life fueled by movement, Brittany is currently a freelance dancer and fitness instructor. Special guest performer Chris Tyler. Chris is a writer, performer and cultural organizer who moonlights as NAVEL’s Communications & Outreach Manager. His performance style has been called “equal parts hilarious and chilling” (Fusion), “precise-yet-butchered” (Out Magazine) and “so cute” (Taylor Swift).