Bianca Casady of CocoRosie presents her debut theatrical dance production « Nightshift », in collaboration with choreographer Bino Sauitzvy, a Brazilian-born dancer/director who trained in butoh, circus, contemporary and classical dance.
Nightshift features legendary ”vogue” dancer Leiomy Maldonado from New York City. Equally prone to expressing her thoughts and stories in music, poetry, drawings and video, Bianca Casady explores narrative for the first time in the form of dance. Here, she combines her musical and visual worlds to create a living portrait, following the life of an abandoned child as she degenerates into a harmless monster.
In this Cinderella - like dark fairy tale, the piece ultimately recognises the humanity in the untouchable, exploring the myth of the outcast and naming the nameless.
Written and directed by Bianca Casady.
Choreography: Biño Sauitzvy.
Stage Design & Light: Carlos Veron.
Costumes: Gaspard Yurkievich.
Accessoires: Bertram Lerche.
Dancers: Leiomy Maldonado, Bino Sauitzvy, Rebecca Wright, Sierra Casady, Jean-Marc Ruellan.
Musicicians: Bianca Casady, Daniel Bensi, Alexander Stenfert Juriaans, Doug Wieselman, Anne Rainwater.
Production: Kampanagel / Hambourg - Germany, DonauFestival Krems - Austria , 2012.