The Baroness Is The Future is based on the life and works of poet, found object sculptor and Dadaist Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. Exploring moments of intersection of her autobiography and poems, the piece explodes her fiery, forceful writings into incantation and dance.
Artist Statement: Utilizing various modes of visual art and performance, ANIMALS move through dance, puppetry, script and video in order to create moments that question the durability of the world around us and the nature of humans through irreverence, instinct, ability and play.
Collaborating Artists: ANIMALS Artistic Directors: Nikki Calonge, Mike De Angelis, Mike Mikos; Stage Manager: Jamie McGonagill; Set Design: Joel Melton; Costume Design: Wendy Yang Bailey; Lighting Design: Joe Cantalupo; Performers: nicHi douglas, Brighid Greene, Lucy Kaminsky, Madison Krekel, Eva Peskin About ANIMALS: Formed in 2011, ANIMALS performed their first show, P.Y.T. (poor yellow trash) as part of Puppet Blok at Dixon Place in January of 2012. Developed as part of Short Form 2012, ANIMALS’ first full-length show, Backstage at Horror Drag, showed at Incubator Arts Project and JACK Arts in January of 2013. In 2013 ANIMALS were included in Paper Magazine‘s Beautiful People issue and received the first ever Tom Murrin Performance Award, for which they are developing their next project, The Baroness is the Future.
Upcoming for The Baroness is the Future: Premieres January 23-26 at Dixon Place www.bearelephantibex.com