Control and chaos collide in WILDERNESS, by the critically acclaimed and award-winning Brian Brooks with live music performed by Sandbox Percussion. Within the walls of a pristine white room, an enigmatic world exists at the intersection of order and impulse. Like molecules of compressed energy, eight dancers hurtle through composer Jerome Begin’s relentless percussion score and rise to choreographer Brian Brooks’ signature challenge to suspend the limits of the body and the imagination. Alternately combative and intimate, Wilderness is tempered by moments of both restraint and fluidity, revealing the opposing sides of the human condition.

June 9, 10 & 11, 2016
Presented by the American Dance Institute
at The Kitchen



Choreography and Installation Design: Brian Brooks
Original Score: Jerome Begin
Lighting Design: Joe Levasseur
Costume Design: Karen Young

Dancers: Matthew Albert, Nate Buchsbaum, Daniel Ching, Carlye Eckert, Marielis Garcia, Ingrid Kapteyn, David Norsworthy, Cara Seymour

Sandbox Percussion: Jonathan Allen, Victor Caccese, Ian Rosenbaum, Terry Sweeney

Rehearsal Coach & Choreographic Advisor: Risa Steinberg
Production Manager: Emily McGillicuddy
Project Manager: Meghan Dunne
Installation Construction: Jason Wells with Paul Callahan, Erika Foley, Dan Peterson, Nicki Rosecrans, Eric Sherman

photo by Erin Baiano