dAMNATION rOAD is a physical and aural exploration of the body in terror. Michelle Boulé, blindfolded and bound, struggles to act in a setting of devastation. Her uncertain gestures reflect our desire to understand the unknown. The other performers emerge as dream like, undead figures. Christoph Draeger’s set is a landscape of destruction and desolation – metallic rubble, a wrecked car and a dilapidated bedroom. Pee in My Face with Surgery’s caustic vocals and electronics infuse the scene with unreality and urgency.

Performed by Anna Azrieli, Michelle Boulé, Abby Crain, Miguel Gutierrez, Tarek Halaby
Music by Pee in My Face with Surgery (Jaime Fennelly and Fritz Welch)
Dramaturgy by Margit Galanter
Lighting by Lenore Doxsee
Set/Video by Christoph Draeger
Costumes by Parker Lutz
Duration: 75 minutes
Videography by Character Generators, shot at The Kitchen, January 2004

Meet the Composer, Inc is provided with the support of NY State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, ASCAP, Virgil Thompson Foundation, Jerome Foundation, JP Morgan Chase, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, The Eleanor Naylor Dana Charitable Trust, The Greenwall Foundation, and National Endowment for the Arts. T This piece has also been supported by Pro-Helvetia Arts Council of Switzerland. This piece was developed during the Dance Space Artist-In Residence program.

background and performance photos by Julieta Cervantes