The Consumption Series
Premiere: May 6, 2010
Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory - San Francisco, CA
- San Francisco Bay Guardian - Review by Ariel Soto-Suver
- San Francisco Chronicle - Preview by Mary Ellen Hunt
- San Francisco Bay Guardian - Calendar Pick by Rita Felciano
The Consumption Series, made site-specifically for Mama Calizo's Voice Factory, was the culmination of two years of research, experimentation, and performance, investigating the relationships between consumers and consumables. The Consumption Series looks at how humans can be both consumers of products, food, etc., while sometimes simultaneously being consumed themselves by desire, diseases, and emotionally hysterical states, amongst others. The Consumption Series: Part II, any earlier iteration of the project, included a 173-location tour to every WalMart in California.
The Consumption Series received support from Mama Calizo’s Voice Factory, SAFEhouse, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Theatre Bay Area/Dancers' Group CA$H Grants, and FACT/SF’s individual donors.
Choreography: Charles Slender-White in collaboration with the performers
Performers: Justin Andrews, Erin Kraemer, Catherine Newman, Charles Slender-White
Music: Frog Pocket, Lady Gaga, Dandy Warhols, Aphex Twin, Frédéric Chopin, and Arvo Pärt
Lighting & Set Design: Charles Slender-White
Costume Design: Melissa Castaneda
Image by Ariel Soto-Suver