A collaborative creation, Turbulence is an experimental hybrid of contemporary dance, improvised happening, and political theater. The performance is a bodily response to economic crisis, engaging the frictions between collapse, capitalism, torture, war, magic, and queer identity. Instigated before Occupy and confronting questions of debt, value, and exchange, Turbulence is intended as both provocation and affirmation of the current global movement for economic justice.
Turbulence was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the MetLife Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding includes Zellerbach Family Foundation, the New Stages in Dance grant, the SF Arts Commission OPG, and 137 individual donors. Circo Zero is a fiscally sponsored project of CounterPULSE.