Animal Law is concerned with elucidating the subtle dynamics of child’s play as an allegory for the larger political strokes at hand in modern life. The condition of a jungle gym, or dog park, makes way for performers to stumble through the antics of trying to be together. Hiding, tricks, traps, mating calls, copy-cats, bullies, referees and goalies percolate the field in a series of maneuvers and attempts at playing “the game,” with others, when you don’t know the rules.
Sharing a bill with: Mime Explains String Theory!
Mime Explains String Theory! is an interactive performance with universal appeal. It touches elders, delights families, and tickles children. It’s a talking mime show, a serious comedy, a life-affirming story of the cycle of life. Full of magical surprises, whimsical humor, puppetry, metaphysics and metaphor, it reminds audiences of the spirit of love that connects us all, and leaves them with that rising feeling. It is ideal for small audiences and seniors.
Julia Gladstone is an artist operating within the expanded field of choreography in order to figure socialities. She has presented independent and collaborative work at Center Chorégraphique National (FR), Volksroom (BE), Kelim Choreography (IS), Ada, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Ponderosa (DE), Abrons Art Center, Brick Theater, Judson Church, Rodi Gallery, Mall of Found (NY), Defibrillator Gallery, Links Hall (IL), Hampshire College (MA), and Inverse Performance Art Festival (AK). Awarded residencies include P.A.R.T.S (BE), Yasmeen Godder Studio (IS) and Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation (NY). She is a recipient of the DAAD Fellowship in Performing Arts.
Sheila Kerrigan wrote the Performer’s Guide to the Collaborative Process. She performs “The Scientific Mime, or, What’s Up With Gravity?” for children and “Mime Explains String Theory!” for adults. She teaches mime, juggling, peaceful communication, and collaboration, and works with at-risk youth. She performed with TOUCH Mime Theater, taught Community-Based Performance at Duke, served on Alternate ROOTS’ Resources for Social Change, was a Fellow with the A+ Schools, and is president of the Southeast Center for Arts Integration.