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Friday, April 22, 2022 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 23, 2022 8:00 PM // Power Center

HOME

 

After a year spent examining the interiors of our own homes in excruciating detail and fantasizing about others through Zillow, a theater piece that explores the idea of “home” may seem counterintuitive. Yet this piece, which premiered in 2017, takes a completely different look at these structures that not only house us but, in many ways, define who we are.

Physical theater artist Geoff Sobelle leads an ensemble of dancers and designers in a feat of impossible carpentry: raising a house onstage and making a home within it. Residents past, present, and future rollick through its rooms in an impromptu dance that defies time and space, magically transforming our humdrum rituals and momentous events into a glorious, intimate, and profound celebration. At once an enchanting experiment in collectivity and an affecting meditation on dwelling, HOME takes stock of all the stubborn forces that make a house a home.

HOME aims to awaken us to current housing dilemmas, both local and global. The universal and timely themes of gentrification and migration are rendered in the choreography of ordinary people inhabiting a structure; leaving that structure through a variety of social, political, personal, and aesthetic forces; replacing one another; repeating. The performance is a lens through which we see the impact of these forces at play over several generations.

HOME was originally scheduled in the Power Center on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Please note: This performance contains possible partial nudity.

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

  • Tim and Sally Petersen
  • Susan and Richard Gutow

SUPPORTING SPONSOR

  • Tom and Debby McMullen
  • Louise Taylor
  • Anne and Paul Glendon

FUNDED IN PART BY

MEDIA PARTNERS

4/22/22 8:00 PM
4/23/22 8:00 PM

Power Center

HOME

Starting at $30 (+ fees)
$12-20 student tickets available

After a year spent examining the interiors of our own homes in excruciating detail and fantasizing about others through Zillow, a theater piece that explores the idea of “home” may seem counterintuitive. Yet this piece, which premiered in 2017, takes a completely different look at these structures that not only house us but, in many ways, define who we are.

Physical theater artist Geoff Sobelle leads an ensemble of dancers and designers in a feat of impossible carpentry: raising a house onstage and making a home within it. Residents past, present, and future rollick through its rooms in an impromptu dance that defies time and space, magically transforming our humdrum rituals and momentous events into a glorious, intimate, and profound celebration. At once an enchanting experiment in collectivity and an affecting meditation on dwelling, HOME takes stock of all the stubborn forces that make a house a home.

HOME aims to awaken us to current housing dilemmas, both local and global. The universal and timely themes of gentrification and migration are rendered in the choreography of ordinary people inhabiting a structure; leaving that structure through a variety of social, political, personal, and aesthetic forces; replacing one another; repeating. The performance is a lens through which we see the impact of these forces at play over several generations.

HOME was originally scheduled in the Power Center on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Please note: This performance contains possible partial nudity.

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

  • Tim and Sally Petersen
  • Susan and Richard Gutow

SUPPORTING SPONSOR

  • Tom and Debby McMullen
  • Louise Taylor
  • Anne and Paul Glendon

FUNDED IN PART BY

MEDIA PARTNERS