Presented in October, 2014, “Debut” is the second evening length work commissioned by the Knockdown center created by Emily Terndrup and Derrick Belcham. “Debut” merged together independent music, contemporary dance theater and a large-scale art installation to tell the story of a group of teenagers as they broke into an abandoned building on the evening of their senior prom. Terndrup and Belcham developed a shifting landscape in which audience may follow a narrative of their choosing.
“Debut” featured original music performed live by Julianna Barwick, Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft), Ruby Kato Attwood and John Ancheta, David Moore (Bing & Ruth), Jessie Stein (The Luyas), Hannah Epperson and Reed Smidebush (Muuny).
See more of the work of Derrick Belcham and Emily Turndrup.
See selected moments from Debut on Vimeo.