November 21 – December 1, 2002

Dance Theater Workshop presents

Electric Haiku and An Abondanza in the Air


Created by Cathy Weis
Performers: Jonathan Berger and Cathy Weis
Set: Jonathan Berger
Ventriloquist set and puppet: Alessandra Nichols


Electric Haiku (World Premiere)

Conceived and choreographed by Cathy Weis
Performers: Scott Heron, Zane Frazer, Ksenia Vidyaykina, and Parnell Klug
Sound design: Steve Hamilton
Animation: Phil Marden
Interactive media design: Ruben Puentedura
Lighting design: Jay Ryan
Costumes: Jonathan Berger and Scott Heron
Strip costume: Ksenia Vidyaykina and Blood Lust
Stilt headdress: Thomas Little
Scaffolding consultant and screen design: Steve Berman

Haiku #1–Pandora and The Facilitator
Performer: Zane Frazer

Haiku #2–The Bee Keeper
Performer: Scott Heron

Haiku #3-With a Shadow of Turning
Performer: Ksenia Vidyaykina

Haiku #4–The Trickster Gets His Come-Uppence
Performer: Scott Heron

Haiku #5–The Circle Dance
Performer: Zane Frazer

Haiku #6–Painting and Stripping
Performer: Ksenia Vidyaykina

Haiku #7–Getting the Toothpaste Back Into the Tube
Performer: Scott Heron


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An Abondanza in the Air (1990)

Conceived, choreographed, and performed by Lisa Nelson and Cathy Weis
TV design and construction: David G. Pennington and David Hunter

Appearing throughout the soundtrack are bits from various notable sources including Mauritzio Kagel and Monie Love.