CRUSHED is a 20-minute dance work created for X University's School of Performance - Choreographic Lab Showing in 2015. Danced by 18 punk-dance-rock-rebels, the only tethering rule throughout the creation was the necessity that it all somehow tie back to the word "CRUSH." Chaos was the goal. With characterizations inspired by the performing persona of David Byrne, CRUSHED is set (almost) entirely to music from the Talking Heads or members of the band.
Choreography by Alyssa Martin
Performers: Drew Berry, Eva Connelly-Miller, Marina DiPelino, PJ Elisha, Lindsay Fell, Zoe Kenneally, Claudia Marjanovic, Adrienne Metivier, Mary Paterson, Mary Patsiatzis, Carley Stastny, Dezjuan Thomas, Morgan Timberg, JC Vaughan, Preston Wilder, Shaylin Williams, Hayley Wilton, Karly Zizek
Dramaturg: David Bernstein
Music & Text: Talking Heads, David Byrne, The Tom Tom Club, Le Tigre, Antonio Vivaldi, Wikipedia
Presented as part of X Choreographic Lab, October 2015
©2016 Alyssa Martin