I love you so much, SQUEEZE ME TO DEATH (2019)
An immersive dance performance with interactive video and sound installations, exploring the ways we lose ourselves loving others.
Chart your own path through an ever changing landscape. Engage with live performers.
Effect sound and projection in real time. Become the object of affection.
Interactive video installations by Koryn Ann Wicks
Interactive sound installations by Alex Lough
Light Design by Morgan Embry
Text by Samuel Alper
Music by Jonah Rosenberg
Wicks’ work here seems to be constructed around this principle: that the space between performer and audience is a medium of connection. And while there’s nothing in the way of narrative agency placed into the hands of her audience, neither are we confined to seats or limited to our standing room only starting points.
Indeed, at times individuals in the audience become props and/or partners of the dancers. Some going so far as the mirroring even athletic portions of the choreography. There isn’t narrative thrust in these moments so much as there is thematic inclusion: we too seek to connect through performance. To something all too often hidden away by social graces and the demands of the marketplace.-Noah Nelson No Proscenium