I love you so much, SQUEEZE ME TO DEATH
Presented by Bootleg Theater

I love you so much, SQUEEZE ME TO DEATH

Bootleg TheaterLos AngelesCA
All Ages
An immersive dance performance with interactive video and sound installations exploring the ways we lose ourselves loving others.

Conceived and choreographed by Koryn Ann Wicks, I love you so much, SQUEEZE ME TO DEATH is an immersive dance performance with interactive video and sound installations, exploring the ways we lose ourselves loving others. Chart your own path through an ever changing landscape. Engage with live performers. Effect sound and projection in real time. Become the object of affection.

The show includes a pop-up shop where patrons can bid on set pieces via silent auction. Pieces include handcrafted furniture by set and furniture designer Zachary Titus.

PLEASE NOTE:

Audience members will be on their feet for the duration of the performance. There is limited seating available for those in need. Performers will initiate gentle, respectful physical interaction with audience members. By entering the performance space audience members consent to physically interacting with the performers. We are committed to creating an inclusive experience; if you require special arrangements please notify front of house upon arrival.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Koryn Ann Wicks is a choreographer and intermedia artist. Her immersive choreography integrates dance with interactive video systems to create explorable performances in which live movement and digital media build off one another in real time. Koryn earned her MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine. Her research was presented at the inaugural Body of KnowledgeConference in 2016. Her work has been shown at Highways Performance Space, the Orange County Museum of Art, Historic Bowery Poetry Club, Steps on Broadway and the University of Rome Tor Vergata. In addition to her contemporary choreography, Koryn also choreographs for commercial film and television; most recently on the NBC pilot Until The Wedding. Before moving to LA, Koryn earned a Certificate of Dance with honors from the Ailey School and a BFA in Political Science from the CUNY Baccalaureate Program. Koryn has been on faculty at CalArts, Glendale College, Cerritos College and Cypress College. In her spare time, she volunteers for the Help Group, teaching dance to students on the autism spectrum. Upcoming projects include a collaboration with veteran Limon Company member Dante Puleio on an immersive reimagining of The Moore’s Pavane.

COLLABORATORS:

The creative team on this project is made up of young, local artists on the cutting edge of their fields. Lighting designer Morgan Embry designs for Duck Lights in LA. She also freelances with a wide variety of dance, theater and installation companies throughout the U.S., where she incorporates projection and interactive lighting in her designs. Sound designer Alex Lough is a composer, performer, and multimedia sound artist. His work focuses on implementing experimental technology in order to discover new performance contexts with particular attention given to the body and the physicality of sound. The score is composed by Jonah Rosenberg, a musician, sound and multimedia designer based in Brooklyn. Jonah creates performances that straddle jazz and free-improvised music, electrostatic performance art and film.

Venue Information:
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057