Seating is general admission. Tickets from $29.03. Discounts available. See details below.
Immerse yourself in Weathering, Faye Driscoll’s latest creation. This performance, co-commissioned by CPA, is a sensory feast that blurs the boundaries of art and audience. It’s a living, breathing sculpture composed of bodies, sounds, scents, liquids, and more that will leave you in awe. Onstage, performers move and morph, creating art that transforms before your very eyes.
This choreographed work attempts to reckon with life in an uncanny age when the movements and forces that shape our lives—and our futures—feel impossible to fully perceive. Drawing inspiration from the work of philosopher Timothy Morton, Driscoll and her team of collaborators pose a series of pressing questions: How do we feel the impact of world-shaking events? How do we get closer to the impact? Can we slow down enough to feel the dust, the hurt, the howl, the absence, the spill, the plume?
General admission tickets available for $29.03. $10 UNC-Chapel Hill student tickets available with valid UNC One Card. Additional discounts available. Limits apply. Visit our FAQ page for details.
- Runtime: TBD
- Intermission: TBD
- Sensory warnings: Non-nicotine vape effects are used. Baby powder/arrowroot plumes. Water with and without essential oil sprayed over audience. Loud sound.
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Created by Faye Driscoll
Performed by James Barrett, Kara Brody, Miguel Alejandro Castillo, Amy Gernux, Shayla-Vie Jenkins, Jennifer Nugent, Cory Seals, Eliza Tappan, Carlo Antonio Villanueva, Jo Warren
Scenic Design by Jake Margolin and Nick Vaughan
Vocal Design by Sophia Brous
Lighting Design by Amanda Ringger
Sound Design by Ryan Gamblin
Dramaturgy by Dages Juvelier Keates
Choreographic Assistant by Amy Gernux
Intimacy Coordination by Yehuda Duenyas
Production Stage Management by Emily Vizina
Weathering is commissioned and produced by New York Live Arts as part of the Randjelović/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist Program, which is made possible with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and has been named for lead donors Jon Stryker and New York Live Arts board Vice-chair Slobodan Randjelović; and co-commissioned by Theater der Welt 2023 in Frankfurt– Offenbach and The Joyce Theater Foundation’s Artist Residency Center, made possible by lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional commissioning support provided by Wexner Center for the Arts and members of Faye Driscoll’s Commissioners Circle. Weathering is made possible with generous support from New York State Council on the Arts, Café Royal Cultural Foundation and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, and developed with residency support from Carolina Performing Arts at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University, Pillow Lab at Jacob’s Pillow, and Dancers’ Workshop.
ABOUT FAYE DRISCOLL
Faye Driscoll is a Doris Duke Award-winning performance maker who has been hailed as a “startlingly original talent” by The New York Times and “a postmillenium postmodern wild woman” by The Village Voice. She is the 2021-2022 Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist at New York Live Arts, and is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, a Bessie award, and the Jacob’s Pillow Artist Award, among many others. Her work has been presented at Wexner Center for the Arts, Walker Art Center, ICA/Boston, MCA Chicago and BAM, and internationally at Tanz im August, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, La Biennale di Venezia, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Melbourne Festival, Belfast International Arts Festival, Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens, and Centro de Arte Experimental in Buenos Aires. Her newest work Calving (2022) premiered at Theater Bremen (Bremen, Germany). In 2020, her first-ever solo exhibition, Come On In, opened at Walker Art Center and then went on to Portland Institute for Contemporary Art and On the Boards, offering gallery-goers an experience of six distinct audio guided experiences called “Guided Choreographies for the Living and the Dead.”
The creators of Weathering have provided a companionate reader to enrich the audience experience. Those who wish to learn more about the philosophical underpinnings of this performance can read this document, which contains poetry, prose, a glossary of terms, and more.
Images provided by Maria Baranova.