an american renditionSteve Miller2011-11-06T20:13:31+00:00
An American Rendition
Steve Miller - An American Rendition
“An American Rendition”, Jane Comfort and Company,
September 24-28, 2008,
The Duke Theater, 229 West 42nd Street, New York
Choreography by Jane Comfort and Company
Visual Design by Steve Miller
Music by Joan La Barbara
At a time when more votes are cast for “American Idol” than a presidential election, this work explores our moral paralysis in the face of secret detention and extraordinary rendition alongside our national obsession with TV reality shows.
The dance performance uses integrated text, movement, and extended vocal techniques to depict the story of an American citizen who is kidnapped by our government and interrogated and tortured in a secret prison while we stay glued to the tube following our favorite models, pop stars, and fashion queens.