Set in San Francisco, this dance theatre piece asks: Why do we fall in love? Or out of love?...
What roles do fate, timing, and past experiences play in this? How do we respond to heartbreak? These are the essential questions posed in never fall so heavily again - a character-driven dance/theatre project - through movement, scenes, monologues, and interactive elements.
At BrickaBrack, we build pieces collaboratively. This is Phase 2 of never fall..., following our December 2013 Workshop. Audiences called the workshop "amazing," saying they "loved the raw honesty and humor" and "I held back tears at least twelve times!" I am the core writer/director, with major contributions from our choreographer, Katie Wong, consulting director Anthony Williams, our design team, nine performers, and BrickaBrack company members. never fall... enables us to continue expanding our network of local artists - by bridging the dance and theatre communities and creating new connections between them.
This special project is an important step in our creative evolution as performance-makers, a significant rise in the level of production we wish to achieve, and a shift in the depth and complexity of material we aspire to present. The show will be presented at Dance Mission - a professional, 140-seat theatre with a dance floor and quality theatrical lighting - from May 16th - 25th. The bulk of our expenses on this piece will be put towards space and equipment rentals ($7,350), stipends for 9 performers, 8 staff & 3 designers ($4,850), and materials such as costumes, props, and postcards ($1,850).
We have already received a $4k CA$H grant from Theatre Bay Area for never fall so heavily again. With your generous support, we expect to fully realize this piece for presentation to Bay Area audiences, furthering the mission of BrickaBrack to "inspire openness to new ideas and generate dialogues concerning the social order... and essential questions of the human spirit." Thank you so much for your time and consideration. Please make a donation today!
Gabriel, Artistic Director