Odd Fellow

Odd Fellow is a work about the actions and velocity of a body that wakens to a Call. The Call, in this case, is interpreted from writings about the revivals from the period of American history called the Second Great Awakening--a time of unprecedented and inventive religious fervor in the United States. In developing this piece, we laid out these questions: How does the body move and respond to an awakening of spirit? What constituted visions and how are they transmitted across a group of individuals? How do groups distinguish themselves in this new state of awareness? This led to research into the nature of revivals, communitarian societies and the westward expansion of the 19th Century. Odd Fellow is less a history lesson than our own myth making, an invented period of special enthusiasm that propels the believer into a new frontier of the imagination.

Odd Fellow

Choreography & Direction:
Carrie Hanson
Text & Direction:
Peter Carpenter
Doug Stapleton
Costume Design:
Lara Miller
Carrie Hanson with original Oddfellows robes
Lighting Design:
Margaret Nelson
Music:
Animal Magnetism
Arnold Dreyblatt & the Orchestra of Excited Strings
Performance:
Rachel Bunting
Peter Carpenter
Charlie Cutler
Christina Gonzalez-Gillett
Jen Grisham
Carrie Hanson
Brian Robert Hinkle
Doug Stapleton
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