New York choreographer Faye Driscoll immerses us in a perceptive and participatory experience between performance and installation. In this solo piece, she uses body and voice as she wanders through the audience around her, among microphones and wires hanging from the ceiling. In a ritual that is both intimate and very physical, during which she pulls ropes and pulleys and lifts bricks and weights, the choreographer urges us to collectively express the anguish of death and grief.
Conceived, Created and Performed by Faye Driscoll
Visual Design by Nick Vaughan & Jake Margolin
Lighting Design by Amanda K. Ringger
Sound Design by Andrew Gilbert
Songs and Sounds by Faye Driscoll
Artistic Advisors Jesse Zaritt and Sacha Yanow
Text Advisor Amanda Davidson
Additional Advisor Dages Juvelier Keates
Technical Director – serena wong
Sound Engineer – Cordey Lopez
Company/Tour Manager – Amy Gernux
Creative Producer – Rachel Cook
Thank You for Coming: Space was commissioned by Peak Performances as part of the Performing Arts Research Lab (PeARL) at Montclair State University; and co-commissioned by Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University through the Wexner Center Residency Award Program; and Walker Art Center with funds provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund.
The work was made possible with generous support from the Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards Program and the Jerome Foundation, and developed with residency support from Camargo Foundation, the Pillow Lab at Jacob’s Pillow and the Rauschenberg Foundation.
Thank You For Coming: Space was co-produced by Peak Performances at Montclair State University (New Jersey), and had its world premiere at The Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University.
Thank You for Coming: Space is a project of Creative Capital.