The Bushwick Starr, NYC
Directed by Jennie MaryTai Liu
“It’s hilarious, inspired, and original, with an underlying rhythmic musicality to the sounds of water breaking.”
– GAY CITY NEWS
About the show
Home Birth is a dance play about two crooked women as they prepare for a birth. The secular and superstitious collide as archaic customs are enacted in a contemporary household, using dance to evoke the sublime buried in idiosyncrasy. Borrowing text from home-videos and British reality TV, the form is inspired by biological mutation, constantly morphing. Abstract movement rears its head then submerges back into crass-talking over coca-colas; prolonged moments of frenetic ritual are relieved by housecleaning, folk singing, and disco dancing. Home Birth is an attempt to evoke the invisible biology that lines our prosaic conducts.
Performed by: Heather Christian, Jennie MaryTai Liu, Hannah Heller, Kerry Huang, and Elizabeth Rannenberg
Designed by: Raky Sastri, Heather Christian, Courtland Premo, Laura Mrockowski, and Wendy Yang