recent dance works
 

Impasse

(2021)

 

This work evolved through a process of challenging capacities for resisting, or at least slowing, capitalism’s saturating effects through both the pursuit and interruption of sensual pleasure. Now, at an impasse, Tristan wrestles with limitations and futility as he invokes iridescence and tangibility, drawn upwards, never allowed to fully transcend.

Director: Tristan Koepke

Video available upon request.

Impasse
Impasse

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Cruel Spiral: Sports Edition

(2021)

 

A dance film exposing color, texture, and incessant repetition of action. 

Director: Tristan Koepke

Performance: Hana Huie and Gabi Woska

Editing and Sound Design: Tristan Koepke

Video available upon request.

Cruel Spiral
Cruel Spiral

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Cruel Spiral
Cruel Spiral

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Cruel Spiral

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ghosted2

(2021)

 

A dance film, a wrestling match, a practice in patience, and a hardwired journey through failure and frustration. 

Director: Tristan Koepke

Text: Tristan Koepke

Video available upon request.

 

if slow pizza were a dance only it's not

(2021)

 

A dance film condensing a two-hour absurdist repetition of character and rhythm. The audience is invited to watch this work accompanied by any of the songs on this playlist.

Director: Tristan Koepke

Special Thanks to: Chloe London

Video available upon request.

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slow pizza

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The Poisoned Solo

(2021)

 

The basement series continues. This meditation on hauntology and loneliness swirls and cycles through reminiscence and resistance. 

Director: Tristan Koepke

Music: Kc Jones and Daniel Coolik

Video available upon request.

The Poisoned Solo
The Poisoned Solo

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The Poisoned Solo

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Beverly, Beverly, Beverly

(2020)

 

An inquiry into the process and ethics of translating oral history into dance in the age of physical distance. A somatic collage of family history, rich homages to the past, unsettled queer orientation, and the epigenetic legacies labor, trauma, and grief.

Director: Tristan Koepke

Text: Tristan Koepke and Beverly West

Video available upon request.

Still from Beverly 1
Still from Beverly 1

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Still from Beverly 2

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Still from Beverly 1

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I AM IN A BASEMENT

(2020)

 

Reflecting on creative practices on pause, Tristan builds small accumulations of memory, emergence, and iteration, connecting across vast distances to echoes of collaboration.

Director: Tristan Koepke

Special Thanks to: Hana Huie, Gabi Woska, Sydney Lemelin, Morgan Pravato, Kendra Portier, Maggie Zepp, Joe Tennis, and Jacob Hughes.

Video available upon request.

 
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still from I AM IN A BASEMENT 1

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Speaking Terms
(2020)


A duet of collision and compromise with dance artist Maggie Zepp.

 

Choreography: Tristan Koepke and Maggie Zepp

Lighting Design: Dave Carlson

 

Video available upon request.

 

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Hana with Gabi by Tristan (2019)
 
An inquiry into expanse, amplification, cruel spirals, and the pleasures of partnership, distance, and catastrophe.
 
Choreography: Tristan Koepke
Lighting Design: Paul Jackson
Dancers: Hana Huie and Gabi Woska.

Performance footage available upon request.

 

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What's In It for Me
(2019)

 
Empathetic process and teenage angst.

Choreography: Tristan Koepke and dancers
Dancers: Point Dance Ensemble.
Lighting Design: Dave Carlson
Music: The Walkmen

Performance footage available upon request.

 

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Highlighter (2018)

 

Indoctrination into American exceptionalism starts young.

Choreography: Tristan Koepke and dancers

Dancers: Portland Youth Dance

Music: Andy Gibb

Performance footage available upon request.

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