dAMNATION rOAD is a physical and aural exploration of the body in terror. The central figure, blindfolded and bound, attempts to act in the face of paralysis, and her uncertain gestures and groping reflect our own desire to understand the unknown. Christoph Draeger’s set is a site of destruction–the metallic rubble of a destroyed supermarket, a car wreck and a dilapidated bedroom, a landscape of desolation. The performance is heightened by Pee in My Face with Surgery’s caustic vocals and electronics.

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

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 photo by Julieta Cervantes