Future of Memory
(2003 - The Duke on 42nd Street, NYC)
Choreography & Direction: Dawn Stoppiello in collaboration with the performers
Videography, Music & Direction: Mark Coniglio
Lighting Design: Susan Hamburger
Costume Design: Akiko Sato
Set Design: Joel Sherry
Performers: Danielle Goldman, Dawn Stoppiello, Michou Szabo, Sandra Tillett,
Musicians: Fireworks Ensemble – Leigh Stuart, Cello; Julian Moritz, Marimba; Alicia Lagger – Violin
Commissioning Partners: Jerome Foundation, Nancy Quinn Fund and Oberlin College.
Four fictional characters selectively recreate their life experiences by returning to memories. Their stories and actions reveal the fallible and impermanent nature of human recall, where romanticized, repressed, lost, and recreated selves are the norm. Future of Memory posits that the process of how we store, recall, and embody the events of our lives defines who we are as individuals and, thereby, who we become as a community.
2004 Honorable Mention: Prix Ars Electronica
2003 Time Out New York Dance Audience