Filmmaker Derrick Belcham (La Blogotheque, A Story Told Well) and choreographer Emily Terndrup (Sleep No More) present FABLE, a new evening-length production set in Knockdown’s sprawling 50,000-square-foot space.
Featuring original music performed live by Blonde Redhead, Julianna Barwick, Porcelain Raft, David Moore (Bing & Ruth), Skyler Skjelset (Fleet Foxes, Beach House), Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire), White Hinterland, Prince Rama and Hannah Epperson.
Following the success of “Debut” (2014) and “The Wilder Papers” (2013) at Knockdown Center, Derrick Belcham and Emily Terndrup have developed their most ambitious project to date, merging independent music, immersive dance theater and large-scale art installation.
The production features a giant, sound-reactive enclosure that showcases a different, acclaimed musician for each of the six performances, a 360-degree sound environment and an expansive array of transforming light systems from floor to ceiling. In a shifting proscenium, an unpredictable choreographic and theatrical narrative immerses the audience on a depicting a revelatory encounter between a man and a mysterious voice who, over the course of a surreal and increasingly volatile evening, explore the variable boundary between delusion and actuality through the incomparable expanse of a century-old structure.
Choreographed by Emily Terndrup in collaboration with the dancers, the performance features Rebecca Margolick, Ashley Robicheaux, Kenna Tuski and Dan Walczak.
Following months of writing, rehearsal, residency and strategy, the devoted and determined team “Fable” needs support to bring this ambitious project to life: fable.belchamterndrup.com
Thursday, October 8th: Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire)
Friday, October 9th: Julianna Barwick
Saturday, October 10th: Porcelain Raft / White Hinterland
Thursday, October 15th: David Moore (Bing & Ruth)
Friday, October 16th: Blonde Redhead / Prince Rama
Saturday, October 17th: Skyler Skjelset (Fleet Foxes) / Julianna Barwick