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I AM IN A BASEMENT (2020)

I AM IN A BASEMENT creates an atmosphere of mystery through rigorous choreographic investigations of inheritance and memory. It is an anthem: a charged work of intertemporal reflection, loneliness, and boldly physical perseverance. Haunted by ghosts, treasures, and a broad hemisphere of aesthetic impulses, I design a resurrection of nostalgia within delightfully garish inflections of pastiche.

Choreography and Performance: Tristan Koepke

Text: Tristan Koepke

Music: Heather Parisi, Iva Zannicchi, and luxury elite

Videography: Joe Tennis

Video Editing: Tristan Koepke

Cameo: Maggie Zepp

Premiered December 3, 2020, presented by the School of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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