(2001 - Williamsburg Art Nexus (WAX), NYC)
Choreography & Direction: Dawn Stoppiello in collaboration with the performers
Videography, Music & Direction: Mark Coniglio
Lighting Design: Susan Hamburger
Costume Design: Akiko Sato
Performers: Danielle Goldman, Lisa Herlinger-Thompson, Michou Szabo and Sandra Tillett.
Commissioning Partners: Puffin Foundation, NYFA – NYARF
Reine Rien is an abstract, conceptual work inspired by the meditative aspects of the expansive flatlands and distant horizons of the American Midwest. The name comes from the juxtaposition of two French words that, literally translated, read as “Queen Nothing”, and was created using a method where the choreographer had no specific intention but instead trusted that through the artistic process, a subconscious knowledge would reveal itself.