We can't thank you enough for helping us make never fall... a reality!
In the last few hours of the Kickstarter campaign, we were able to get the contributions we needed to reach our goal of $4500! We're so excited to continue work on the project - auditions are next week!
For those of you who are local - we can't wait to see you at the show! For out-of-towners, we'll keep you informed on Kickstarter as things progress... with videos, updates, and pics from the process. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for making this Kickstarter successful. We could not be doing this piece without your support.
Anthony, Glo, Maura, GG & Alex
We're putting out our official press release today! You're among the first to get the details :)
Oakland, CA. February 27, 2014. BrickaBrack, the award-winning creators of Stalking Christopher Walken and Duck Duck Octopus, will present a full production of a new original dance theatre play, never fall so heavily again. The production will play 6 performances this May at Dance Mission in San Francisco. never fall ... addresses the eternal question of why we fall into, and out, of love. Set in San Francisco, the piece chronicles the lives of three friends and their search for romantic fulfillment.
never fall... includes both dance and theatre elements, taking inspiration from the techniques of German dance icon Pina Bausch and avant garde American playwright Charles Mee. Gabriel Grilli, BrickaBrack's Artistic Director, is the writer/director of never fall so heavily again. "There are few things more universal than the desire to find love. We’re exploring that theme in theatrically refreshing and engaging ways. We workshopped the piece in December, and I'm excited to take the project to the next level" says Grilli, who helms a cast of nine that are also under the eyes of choreographer Katerina Wong, assistant choreographer Becca Welna, and consulting director Anthony Williams. "This is a dance packed show- the first act alone has, I think, fourteen different dances! The plot is sometimes triumphant and sometimes tragic, of course, but also has a lot of humor and fun." says Grilli.
Grilli's principal collaborator on the project is choreographer and dancer Katerina Wong, who has performed with Push Dance Company, Printz Dance Project, Concept o4, Dexandro Montalvo and Anne-Rene Petrarca and has shown her own work in San Francisco, New York and Beijing. Wong adds, "This piece has been a beautiful challenge to work on. Bringing together such diversely talented artists has been inspirational in creating an engaging and powerful story told through a harmonious mixture of movement and text."
never fall so heavily again plays 6 performances: May 16th - 18th & May 23rd - 25th, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm & Sundays at 7pm at Dance Mission, 3316 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110.
Musings by the BrickaBrack Ensemble