Wedding | Funeral

Wedding/Funeral is a collaboratively devised dance-theater piece, conceived of by Carson Efrid. The work for three performers explores themes of intimacy and relationships. Loosely grounded in Edward Albee’s The Sandbox, the piece transforms all of the verbs in Albee’s short play into movement. 

Evoking the absurdism and poignancy of Albee’s original text, Wedding/Funeral resembles a series of children’s games, which escalate and unravel, revealing the tension and challenges that undergird relationships. 

Conception: Carson Efrid
Movement generation: Carson Efrid, Loren Fenton, and Gwynn Shanks
Performance: Carson Efrid, Loren Fenton, and Gwynn Shanks
Music: Joe Westerlund

Performance Engagements: 
UCLA, Glorya Kaufman Dance Theater | Los Angeles, CA | May 2013.
White Wave Dance Festival | Brooklyn, NY | October 23- November 10, 2013

Photo credit: Carson Efrid, Loren Fenton, and Gwynn Shanks | White Wave Dance Festival. 
Carson Efrid, Loren Fenton, and Gwynn Shanks | White Wave Dance Festival.