PREMIERE: Links Hall @ Constellation, Chicago, 2014
CO-CREATED & CO-DIRECTED BY Leslie Buxbaum Danzig & Julia Rhoads
CHOREOGRAPHY BY Julia Rhoads
DEVISED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ENSEMBLE:
Michel Rodriguez Cintra, Daniel Gibson, Elizabeth Luse, Marc Macaranas, Cassandra Porter, Benjamin Wardell, Meghann Wilkinson
ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSED BY: The Claudettes (Johnny Iguana, Michael Caskey)
SOUND DESIGN: Michael Caskey
LIGHTING DESIGN & STAGE MANAGEMENT: Cat Wilson
COSTUME DESIGN: Jeff Hancock
Equal parts dance and theater, The Queue is set in a fictional international airport, where travelers stumble humorously, tragically, and awkwardly into each other’s private lives. The Queue’s influences are early 20th century forms of slapstick, vaudeville acts, Busby Berkeley style choreography, creaky 1-act plays, and a 1746 farcical play about a family inheritance. These sources and performance vocabularies collide with contemporary dance and the distinctly non-theatrical context of waiting to create a dance-theater production, showcasing Lucky Plush’s signature blend of immediacy, humor and kineticism.
SUPPORT FOR THE QUEUE
The Queue was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Queue is also supported through a production residency funded by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and additional support from the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.
The Queue is a National Performance Network Creation Fund Project, co-commissioned by Links Hall Chicago in partnership with Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (VT) and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). The Queue is also the recipient of a National Performance Network Forth Fund Award for a technical residency at Links Hall Chicago, with additional support from Links Hall.
Additional support for The Queue is provided by an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, an Artstour & Live Music grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and a project grant from the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation. Early research and development for The Queue was made possible through a MacArthur International Connections Fund Award, in collaboration with the Dance and Physical Theatre Trust of New Zealand.
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