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.