PICA COMMISSION: In Meg Wolfe’s lushly physical New Faithful Disco, belief is made manifest as energy. A queer-love power-trio of dancers—taisha paggett, Marbles Radio, and Wolfe—feel and feed on that energy, remixing it as they prepare to take on something BIG. Is it Love? Faith? Impermanence? Pleasure? Power? Propelled by nature sounds and fresh rhythms, the dancers build communal energy into an accumulated whirlwind wrought with awkwardness and contradiction. New Faithful Disco opens up time, triggers fading histories, and confronts who we are now.
Wolfe’s work has been presented at venues including REDCAT, Live Arts Exchange Festival, FRESH Festival, the New Original Works Festival, Off Center Festival/Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s, Dia Center for the Arts, The Kitchen, The Living Theater, and Movement Research at Judson Church. She has performed in the works of Vicky Shick, Jérôme Bel, Molissa Fenley, Clarinda Mac Low, and Susan Rethorst. Wolfe has had residencies at REDCAT, Performance Works NorthWest, the Djerassi Resident Artist’s Program, and the Hothouse Residency program at UCLA, among others. She is the founder and director of Show Box L.A., and was a founding co-editor of itch dance journal.
Run time: 45 min
New Faithful Disco is a National Performance Network (NPN) CreationFund and Forth Fund Project co-commissioned by REDCAT, PICA, DiverseWorks, Z Space, and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Supported by the NPN Performance Residency Program. For more information: npnweb.org. Supported through development and technical residencies at REDCAT; Performance Works NorthWest Alembic Residency; UCLA World Arts & Culture/Dance Hothouse Residency; Show Box L.A.’s Los Angeles Dance & Research Residency Program with support in part from the NEA, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant. These activities are supported, in part, with funds provided by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), the Oregon Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.