The habitat

Adapted + choreographed by Brandon Powers
from the Gimlet Media podcast, "The Habitat"

NY Theatre Barn
Choreography Lab May 2018

Featuring:
Anjelica Fellini, Matthew Borchers, Carrie Keating, Emma Bartolomucci

This piece is based on a new podcast series called "The Habitat," which follows a group of "astronauts" taking part in NASA's HI-SEAS mission which tests what it would be like to live on Mars for a year. They do this by living in a small dome in Hawaii with no contact with the outside world besides an internet connection with a 20 minute delay. 

For this lab, my mission was to experiment with theatricalizing a podcast, invoking it's characters and mood, while creating a dance with complex phrase work which experiments with foreground/background and stylized gesture, with the hope to challenge my movement vocabulary and teaching skills with higher caliber dancers.