Monument

Monument is a 50-minute dance theater work that explores the relationship between the human environment and the natural environment, and the extent to which that relationship has become unbalanced. Monument is built around the notion of inadvertent (and in some cases disastrous) human monuments, like the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island that, at its peak, was taller than the Statue of Liberty. Monument follows the voracious, frenzied course of our individual acts of consumption along the one-way ride to the trash-heap. This final destination, the landfill - that accidental social sculpture - looms large in Monument, a physical culmination of desire and expenditure.

Monument

Concept & Direction:
Carrie Hanson
Choreography:
Carrie Hanson with the company
Installation:
Joel Huffman
Video:
Jackie Kazarian
Doug Stapleton
Sound Design:
Richard Woodbury
Music:
The Deviants
Vinko Globokar
Zbigniew Karkowski
Ulf Langheinrich
The Rolling Stones
Iannis Xenakis
Costume Design:
Abigail Glaum-Lathbury
Lighting Design:
Julie Ballard
Performance:
Julius Carter
Christina Gonzalez-Gillett
Damon Green
Carrie Hanson
Jonathan Meyer
Nikki Pinchott
Cara Sabin

Monument

"Trash may be the subject of artistic director Carrie Hanson's landfill-inspired 'Monument', but her intelligent approach to the long-term repercussion of consumption and waste is a breath of fresh air." – Chicago Tribune

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