recent dance works

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

 
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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, and Kendra Portier

 
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hercules by hansel pinches (2020)

 

A short film experiment investigating the rhythms of chance, impulse, and intervention in editing.

Directed and Performed by: Tristan Koepke

Music: Fiona Apple

Editing: Tristan Koepke

Run Time: 2:44

Go For It (2020)

 

A short film experiment investigating a moment of absurd existential crisis in quarantine.

 

Director: Tristan Koepke

Text: Christina Robson

Editing: Becky Hill

Run Time: 2:44

 

Speaking Terms (2020)

 

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

Choreography: Tristan Koepke and Maggie Zepp

Lighting Design: Dave Carlson

Performance footage 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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