Out of Frame:Dance+Comics

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In Pieces

Title: Out of Frame: Dance + Comics

 

Curator: Patrice Miller

 

Choreographers:  M.e. Carafice+Melissa West, Emma Cotter, Stephanie Lane, Patrice Miller, Jody Obderfelder, Shana Solomon

 

Venue: The Brick, Brooklyn, NY

 

Producer(s): The Brick Comic Book Theater Festival (Hope Cartelli, Jeff Lewonczyk, Roger Nasser)

 

 

The Traveler
The Traveler

Patrice Miller in The Traveler, solo for one, with 3 layers of clothes. Explores different terrains and fashion. Photo: photo © Paula Court

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Cage
Cage

Hope Cartelli in Cage, a trio that uses a skeleton hoop skirt to explore identity construction and female relationships. photo © Paula Court

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Clocking Out
Clocking Out

Patrice Miller in a promo photo for Out of Frame. Photo: Isiah Tanenbaum Theatrical Photography

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The Traveler
The Traveler

Patrice Miller in The Traveler, solo for one, with 3 layers of clothes. Explores different terrains and fashion. Photo: photo © Paula Court

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Synopsis: Can Catwoman do the twist? What happens when Fire and Ice tango? [Out of Frame] brings choreographers and comic book artists together to answer these and other important questions. This bill of dance explores the intersection of sequential art and movement, showcasing new and exciting collaborations from emerging and established choreographers, directors, and visual artists.

 

Cool Fact: In Pieces is an absurdist dance-drama cycle, a 4-D adaptation of Marion Fayolle's book of illustrations by the same title.

 

 

Press

NYTR: You’ve previously said that you believe in the idea that “Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it.” Does that still hold true for you, and if so, how do you see that belief being fulfilled in this work?

 

PM: Just so I don't get in trouble, that's me taking a Brecht quote and tweaking it. He supposedly said that art should be the hammer that smashes the mirror (paraphrasing) -- and that's nice, but I think we're called to build once the dust settles. We create.

 

Shaun B. Fauntleroy interviews Patrice Miller on Out of Frame: Dance+Comics

"With the illustrious Patrice Miller at the helm, Out of Frame was an interesting and unique experience in dance, drama, and comic book theater ... From arabesques to isolations to quicksteps and back, each sequence provides a story to be told through movement, much like the alliterative nature of comic book syntax brought to life."

 

StageBuddy Review: Out of Frame: Dance+Comics

 

"Miller eloquently dances the first piece, in which she performs in layers of clothing and paces of movement that match a climate projected on a screen behind her (trudging for the tundra, free for the sea). It was a conception of sequence as setting, and motion merged with the elements, that was an interesting variant on how comics fast-forward among visual cues for sensation."

 

Adam McGovern, The Rumpus: Crossovers #3: Reporting Live from the Cultural Borderlines at the Comic Book Theater Festival