cari's tiny circus & Christian Ellauri
March 4-5 Cari's Tiny Circus presents choreographer Cari Delaplane's Gastronomy and theatre director Christian Ellauri presents Se Va. Part of RAW (resident artist workshop)
Cari's Tiny Circus will be working on two projects in the spring of 2011. Both will be related to the everyday topic of gastronomy. The goal will be to find props, gestures, and concepts that are related to consumption and abstract them with choreographic tools to create a fascinatingly familiar performance. First, the company will work on an evening length live performance. Props will create a relatable space for the audience. Many short length pieces will be presented and will seamlessly spill from one to another using an easy to follow timeline. Although the evening length work will share a topic the dances will be largely figurative. Abstracted gestures and emotions are extremely important in keeping the work from being a regurgitation of everyday ingestion. Our second challenge will be creating a quartet around a diner booth. The piece will use silverware and will be rhythmic and energetic. This will be created in the rehearsal space then taken out into the city. A series of cameras will capture the rouge performances in several diners and will be edited to create a cleverly silly dining montage.
Christian Ellauri presents Se va. An original piece of theatre about 3 characters involvement in sex trafficking. This work in progress features evocative dialogue, poetry/rap, and flamenco dance. The 3 principal characters are Anna Maria a Mexican immigrant, Josh Jones a pimp/victim of child abuse, and Derrick a pimp/hip-hop poet. The extremes each character must take in order to take control of their lives is probed through the pressures they place on each other. The three actors play several characters in each others lives. In a world with no real bad guy who or what is to blame? Writer & Director Cristian 'SEE' Ellauri spent the past four years directing Honolulu's Ong King Arts Center. He has written and directed three full-scale hip-hop theatre productions: Hip-Hopalypse, Jaguar Priests and Chase. In 2009-10 his solo performance, The Fool Truth, toured festivals throughout the USA. "Ellauri is a theatre director and performer who merges aesthetics employing a diversity of elements in his original work." Honolulu Advertiser. He recently moved to San Francisco to support art, love the planet, and celebrate a culture of freedom. Let art bring wisdom to all people. www.blessitup.com
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