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Choreography, a Prologue for the Apocalypse of Understanding, Get Ready! (2009)

DD Dorvillier / Zeena Parkins / Thomas Dunn

DD Dorvillier, human, future, dance, corps

Choreography, a Prologue for the Apocalypse of Understanding, Get Ready! is a suite of three related but distinct parts that address notions of communication and implied politics of understanding. CPAU, Get Ready! superimposes objective and experiential modes of cognition and communication and re-orders these perceptual hierarchies in unusual and often humorous ways. Featuring music by composer Zeena Parkins, lighting design by Thomas Dunn, and texts and choreography by DD Dorvillier in collaboration with Heather Kravas, Amanda Piña, Joaquim Pujol, and Elizabeth Ward.

...some writings on CPAU, Get Ready! in Diary of an Image - DD Dorvillier - Danspace Project Platform 2014
Another life in exactly the same spot, Heather Kravas
The defecating chimpanzee, Quim Pujol
I wrote smthng, Amanda Piña

Concept, text, film DD Dorvillier

Choreography created in collaboration with the performers

DD Dorvillier

Heather Kravas

Amanda Piña,

Joaquim Pujol,

Elizabeth Ward

Music Zeena Parkins

Lighting Design Thomas Dunn


Outside Eye Jennifer Lacey

Studio Assistants Noha Ramadan, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Martin Lanz, Sarah Beth Percival

Video Animation and Editing Chris Cameron

Technical Directors Christine Shallenberg

Marnie Cummings

Producing Director Caterina Bartha​


February 4 - 5, 2011 DeSingel (Antwerp, Belgium)

April 8 - 10, 2010 Impulstanz (Vienna, Austria)

March 19 - 20, 2010 Kaaitheater (Brussels Belgium)

June 29, 2009 Prisma Forum (Oaxaca, Mexico)

January 10 - 14, 2009 Dance Theater Workshop (New York, United States)



Commissioned by the Bessie Schönberg/First Light Commissioning and Creative Residency Program of Dance Theater Workshop  | support Jerome Foundation, Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Jerome Robbins Foundation | created, in part, while in residence at Florida State University's Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (in partnership with Dance Theater Workshop's Creative Residency Program) and at Performing Arts Forum (St. Erme, France) | support New York City Department of Cultural Affairs


David Bergé

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