Community Events

In House: A Dance Theater Performance

IN HOUSE: intimate interiors
March 14 - 18, 2018
Wednesday + Thursday: 7pm, 8pm
Friday + Saturday: 8pm, 9pm, 10pm
Sunday: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
$30 general admission // $25 senior/student
Mattress Factory @ 1414 Monterey Street

Presented by Corning Works and woven through the Mattress Factory's provocative New Installations: 40th Year exhibition, IN HOUSE is an intimate + immersive dance theater piece, site-specifically designed to explore what is and is not on exhibit in one's life. Seating is limited to 20 guests per show.

From Corning Works:

IN HOUSE is an hour long, immersive work, intimately woven into the installations of several renowned artists currently part of the MF’s New Installations: 40th Year exhibition. David Ellis’ “Summer Quintet #17” includes large scale paintings recorded in a form of digital time-lapse animation he calls "motion painting;” David Pohl’s “Vexations” and “furniture music” draw from the life and music of French composer Erik Satie; and Vanessa German’s “sometimes we. cannot  be. with. our. bodies.” explores how external systems impact the mind and body, which leads into Corning’s dance-theater work.  Also included in the performance is Allan Wexler’s 1988 installation, “Bed Sitting Rooms for an Artist in Residence,” which for several years was used as a functional, flexible living space for artists exhibiting at the museum. 

The MF’s annex venue, the MONTEREY HOUSE – is an actual old Victorian home, whose connecting rooms are used for art installations. With IN HOUSE, Corning has created her own “movement installation” to cohabit with the artwork in the venue’s three floors. Intimately sized audiences of 20 will be ushered through each small room, wherein they will witness a series of characters. What transpires behind the privacy of their closed doors?  Who do we become to "fit in"?  The question of what draws people together becomes implicit and paramount.

choreography by BETH CORNING
directed by DOMINIQUE SERRAND
text by DOUGLAS ROMOFF
starring BETH CORNING, KRISTIN GARBARINO* JOHN GRESH, JOHN GIFFIN, & PATRICIA PETRONELLO*
*glue factory performers-in-training
October 6, 2017 - July 29, 2018
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