Welcome to Artichoke Dance
Coming Up
SUNY Fredonia, October 18-20
  1. Thursday, October 20: 4:00-5:30 pm
  2. Rosch Recital Hall
  3. A presentation on the impact, process methodologies, and future trajectories of TOSS
  4. RSVP by October 14: 716-673-3174
  6. October 18-19
  7. Workshops in creative process, improvisation, composition and collaboration. Inquire about attending.
A Marion Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts has enabled the research and development of TOSS. We’ve traveled from the foothills of the Blue Ridge in North Carolina to the outskirts of the Tar Sands in Alberta, engaging communities in workshops, repurposing projects, and discussions around consumerism and waste. This presentation encapsulates our experiences and the impact of this work to date.
Recent Events
May 9-June 3, 2016: Residency at The Ucross Foundation
Situated in the plains of Wyoming, for 4 weeks we dove into TOSS, creating new songs and scenes. A plastic bag drive in the local community enabled the creation of costumes.
April 22-24, 2016: 20th Anniversary season at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center
Performances included the premiere of Return/Repeat and redesign of Overflow to incorporate a large scale set of upcycled plastic blister packs by Ian Trask, as well as the revival of Falling with Grace and POW!
February 29-March 3, 2016: North Carolina School of the Arts
Multidisciplinary workshops in the course Erosion engaged students in creative processes involving repurposing and the relevance of the arts in contemporary society and in socio-political movements. A public presentation of arts and environmental movements and the work ADC has done was also featured on campus.
January 15-17, 2016: Alvin Ailey Studio Theatre
Previews of TOSS and Return/Repeat at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference.
November 16-21, 2015: Residency at the Alberta College of Art and Design
We worked in the main thoroughfare of the college to publicly create sections of TOSS. Students and faculty worked with us side by side to create composite parts of the set from upcycled plastic bags, collected by the community.
November 7, 2015: Climate Change Theatre Action/ARTCOP 21
We hosted an evening of theater and dance that speaks to climate change as part of ARTCOP21, arts events leading up to COP21, the Paris Climate Change Summit.
October 6, 2015: 20th Anniversary Kick-Off
This celebration brought Artichoke alumni, audiences, supporters and collaborators together to celebrate 20 years of movement making in the arts.
August 22-29, 2105: Residency at The Chautauqua Institution
Our residency during Creating Livable Communities enabled us to interact with international authors, scientists, thinkers, and business leaders at the forefront of changing making. In addition we conducted interviews and discussions on consumerism and waste and began work in the studio for TOSS.
“musical, brave, and incline to gamble.”
The Village Voice