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May 22-24, 2015 at BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance

Building A Better Fishtrap’s first major installment is a dance-theater work in which five dancers piece together a kaleidoscopic tale, bending time to allow the future to bring an offering to the present.

The work premiered at BAAD!, a longtime partner, and received development support from iLand, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Dance Exchange’s Green Choreographer’s Initiative, Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant, and Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant. The creative process was also supported by residencies from E|Merge at Earthdance, iLAND, Wave Hill, Middlebury College, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at Governor’s Island.

Creative Team

Conceived and Directed by: Paloma McGregor • Choreographed by: Paloma McGregor in collaboration with performers • Performed by: Christine King, Audrey Hailes, Stephanie Mas, Erica Saucedo, Ricarrdo Valentine •Understudy: Jessica Lee • Costumes by: Kym Chambers • Lighting Design by: Susan Hamburger • Text by: Ebony Noelle Golden • Soundscore by: Everett Saunder • Music by: Philip Glass • Scenic Design by: Paloma McGregor • Stage Manager: LA Williams • Assistant Lighting Designer: Kelley Shih

Christine King (Spirit Dove) has contributed vocals to the sound score for the University of Illinois dance department dance series and performed in a collaborative movement and sound projects with Kirstie Simson (U of I), Darrell Jones (Columbia College), and other movers, instrumentalists, and engineers. She is currently working on community engagement projects with Dance Exchange. For 20+ years Ms. King had the honor of being part of the core performing company of Urban Bush Women, where she had the gift and pleasure of performing with Paloma McGregor.

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