“Fall of the Rebel Angels” is an evening-length interdisciplinary work for 3-6 performers inspired by the Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens, and created by Catherine Galasso with music and sound design by Adam Bach. Using Rubens’ paintings as thematic scaffolding, the project investigates visceral physicality, sensuality and the spectacular. The project manifests as an ongoing series of performance “studies" created for different casts and different sites, from 2012-2015.
More video excerpts available on the news page.
most recent episode:
Fall of the Rebel Angels X
starring Meghan Frederick, Keith McDermott, Kristopher Pourzal, Saori Tsukada & Mei Yamanaka
Nolan Park Houses, Governors Island
River to River Festival, New York
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Fall of the Rebel Angels is supported by Truckstop Media, The Watermill Center Residency Program, the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation, the Chez Bushwick Residency, the Dance New Amsterdam Artist-in-Residence Program, and ODC Theater San Francisco.
Study #10 June 26-28 2015
Study #9 June 23, 2014
Performances at Zona D Studio in Bucharest Romania, created on site with three local performers: Elena Copuzeanu, Georgiana Dobre, Bogdan Drăgănescu,
Study #8 May 30-31 2014
Performances in Fort Greene Brooklyn.
Evening-length all new material created on site in a vacant pre-Civil War four-story house. Starring: Rosalie Elkinton, Niko Tsocanos, Saori Tsukada, Mei Yamanaka.
Study #7 September 11-12 2013 Performances at Center for Performance Research. Performed by Edith Freyer, Sarah Sandoval, Austin Selden and Saori Tsukada.
Study #6 August 15 2013 Chez Bushwick Residency Showing. Performed by Edith Freyer, Keith McDermott, Sarah Sandoval, Austin Selden and Saori Tsukada.
Study #5 July 5 2013 Art Southampton Opening Party. Performed by Matty Davis, Alice MacDonald and Sarah Sandoval.
Study #4B April 1 2013 Movement Research at the Judson Church in New York. Performed by Edith Freyer, Alex Romania, Austin Selden, Saori Tsukada and Buck Wanner.
Study #4A February 23 2013 Watermill Center in Southampton, New York as part of the Watermill Center Residency Program. Performed by Edith Freyer, Melinda Lee, Mickey Mahar, Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Honey McMoney, Austin Selden and Saori Tsukada.
Study #3 December 2012 Dance New Amsterdam. Performed by Edith Freyer, Honey McMoney and Adam Bach.
Study #2 October 2012 92nd Street Y in New York. Performed by Edith Freyer, Honey McMoney, Kyleigh Sackandy, Mercedes Searer.
Study #1 June 2012 ODC Theater San Francisco (Walking Distance Dance Festival-SF). Performed by Juan De La Rosa, Esmeralda Kundanis-Grow, Pavel Machuca-Zavarzin, Sarah Sandoval, Olivia Sparkuhl, Eli Tamondong.