Nichole Canuso, Geoff Sobelle, Lars Jan
Somewhere between everyday experience and a fever dream, to the left of the Mojave Desert, under burnt-out telephone lines, empty swimming pools and unfinished suburban developments is a place called Pandæmonium.
This cinematic dance-theater concert, directed by Lars Jan, explores the fear and enticement embedded in the American desert landscape, taking on questions of separation and connection in today’s world. Choreographer Nichole Canuso and physical theater performer Geoff Sobelle perform on opposite sides of the stage; yet they come together cinematically on an abandoned movie screen built into the theater. A sweeping musical score played live by Xander Duell and interactive video designed by Pablo N. Molina conjure an American landscape that endlessly dissolves into the sunset.
Co-Creators and Performers Nichole Canuso, Geoff Sobelle Director Lars Jan Video and Interactive Software Design Pablo N. Molina Live Music Created and Performed by Xander Duell Lighting Mike Inwood Costumes Olivera Gajic Set Philipp Schaerer Props Alicia Crosby Video Assistant Jesse Garrison Technical Director Carl Whipple Stage Manager Elaina Di Monaco
Pandæmonium is presented by New York Live Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, National Performance Network, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.