Created specifically for ODC’s B’Way Theater with an all Bay Area cast, Alone Together flips the orientation of the proscenium, placing the audience on the stage and the performers in the seats. Other-worldly dreamscapes give way to volcanic dance numbers, ranging from the audacious to the familiar, combining Galasso’s signature cinematic approach with a riveting score by composer Dave Cerf.
Alone Together is Galasso’s third installment of her multi-chapter performance series, Of Iron and Diamonds, based on Boccaccio’s Decameron. Each chapter is uniquely site- and cast-specific, revealing a sharply present, whimsical take on this seminal literary work, while remaining reflective of a contemporary approach to performance rooted in the avant-garde. The previous chapter, "Of Granite and Glass," opened the 2018 River To River Festival in downtown New York City, and was featured in The New York Times' #speakingindance video series.
"Of Iron and Diamonds V3: Alone Together"
Commissioned by ODC Theater, San Francisco
Premiered December 6-8, 2018
Choreography by Catherine Galasso
Music and Sound Design by Dave Cerf
Performances by Arletta Anderson, Eric Garcia, Cookie Harrist, Hien Huynh, Phoenicia Pettyjohn, Karla Quintero, Galicia Stack Lozano
Dramaturgy and Scenic Design by Jesse Hewit
Lights by Grisel GG Torres
Costumes by Monique Jenkinson
Creative Producer Tara Sheena
VIRTUAL EVENT OCTOBER 8, 2020
On Thursday, October 8, Catherine Galasso and collaborators (Dave Cerf, Karla Quintero, and Galicia Stack Lozano) will show clips from the 2018 performance of the aptly titled Alone Together and discuss how the piece resonates in the current climate. They will also discuss some of the process behind the making of Alone Together and how they think about adapting the piece for subsequent remounts. Alone Together was slated for performance in ODC Theater’s 2020 Walking Distance Dance Festival, and cancelled due to the pandemic.
This is Also The Art: Alone Together
Thursday October 8
6pm Pacific, 9pm Eastern