Premiere: May 7, 2015
Joe Goode Annex - San Francisco, CA
Available for Touring
- Huffington Post - Review by Carla Escoda
- KQED - Review by Rob Avila
- griercooper.com - Interview with Slender-White
Relief, co-produced by FACT/SF and the Joe Goode Annex, is an immersive contemporary dance about the human quest for satisfaction. Performed in the round for between 40-60 people per night, Relief additionally features a floor-to-ceiling blue paper set.
Slender-White explains his inspiration, “I've lately become obsessed with the human condition in all its grandeur and all its banality. I'm hungry to explore and expose what makes us tick, what gets us up in the morning, and what devastating events (small though they often are) can completely derail the trajectory we thought we were on. Even very common days can be full of surprises and challenges, and I hope that by taking on something real and shared, Relief will be accessible to, and deeply resonant for, a pretty wide audience."
Choreography: Charles Slender-White in collaboration with the performers
Performers: Liane Burns, Michaela Burns, Catherine Newman, LizAnne Roman Roberts, Charles Slender-White, Amanda Whitehead
Music: Holly Herndon, Ryoji Ikeda, DJ Snake & Lil Jon, Yelle
Lighting Design: Charles Slender-White
Costumes: Sporadic Assembly
Image by Kegan Marling