A playful send up of your local indie softboi and a reflection on the effects of the social internet and digital culture for us all. Butoh and gestural dance meets Taylor Swift and our iCloud archives. Through an increasingly scrambled collage format of precise choreography and found text, we attempt to re/deconstruct what it means that the thing we wrote over Messenger 10 years ago can still be accessed in about 10 seconds.
Created by evan ray suzuki & performers
Choreographed by evan ray suzuki
Performed by Vann Dukes, Eleanor Lougee-Heimer, evan ray suzuki & Scout Watkins
my saturday night did NOT go as planned 🙂 was developed, in part, through an artistic residency at The Tank, a NYC home for emerging artists, and made possible, in part, by CPR – Center for Performance Research’s Subsidized Space Rental Program. Additional research and in-progress development was supported by Sarah Lawrence College, Hunter Gause & Allison Morris, and Enduring Apocalypse, a performance art marathon.
evan ray suzuki is a choreographer and designer based in Brooklyn. evan’s approach stems from a rigorous exploration of form rooted in butoh and dance, how to move beyond a linear Western compositional aesthetic, experimenting with time, ritual, and abstraction. evan’s work is driven by both unsettling realities and speculative fantasies, the many ways that the internet influences new media cultures and shapes social ecosystems. evan’s original projects and collaborations have been presented at JACK, La MaMa, Triskelion Arts, Abrons Arts Center, Movement Research, The Tank, and many parks and basements. BA, Sarah Lawrence College