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PHYSICAL PLASTIC

Los Angeles, CA   

PHYSICAL PLASTIC theatre project is a collaboration between composer Yiannis Christofides and theatre artist Kestrel Leah.

Theater is a PHYSICAL domain. We acknowledge the performer as a self-generating artist who draws upon the creativity of the body-mind, revealing new relations of sound and gesture.

Theatre is a PLASTIC art. Our alliance is founded upon the marriage of visual arts with the time-based arts of music and text and the concrete possibilities of this inter-disciplinarity.

ALARM

Trailer with music and video excerpts from PHYSICAL PLASTIC’s music and dance theater work ALARM.

Alarm is a music-dance-theatre piece for actor-vocalists that portrays the security alarm as an acoustic, physical and political event. The project is lead by performer-director Kestrel Leah and composer Yiannis Christofides—in collaboration with choreographer Brigette Dunn-Korpela and visual artist Dasha Sur. Initial development took place in residency at The Watermill Center with the support of New Music USA.

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TOKYO

Work-in-progress excerpts from Paloma St residency, 2016. TOKYO is a full-length, multi-media theater work mining the sound-image repertoire of Tennessee Williams’ Noh-inspired works The Day on Which a Man Dies and In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel. Composer Yiannis Christofides and performer Kestrel Leah collaborate to create a series of sonic-physical compositions incorporating sound, choreography, video design and original text.

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Lulu Study

Short study for the screenplay Lulu—created by Zoe Aja Moore, Amanda Jane Shank and Liz Toonkel and inspired by Frank Wedekind’s plays. Installed as part of the project’s live, site-specific performance series in 2015.

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