June Bug Rolls Toward the Sun Like a Scarab 2019

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(LARVAE re-staging Summer 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19)

Rework Solo Title: Larvae

Video is a work in progress at the Mojo Theater in June 2019
and SafeHouse Arts in SF. July, 2019

This piece is a premier of a work in progress performed last June 2019 titled: “June Bug Rolls Toward the Sun Like a Scarab”. Larvae is a multimedia dance theater performance about dating, dance, and parenting with Attention Deficit Disorder. On a quest for true love and artistic survival, Boubion’s transformation from larvae to beetle draws from The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, The Egyptian Book of the Dead, and her personal stories as a queer Latinx dance animal.  The piece begins with a monologue and ceremony with humor, desire and political charge that creates context and content for a culturally nuanced and personal story to unfold. The piece is set within the environment of live text, voice overs, live music, props, costume changes and video layering of actual beetles and her dancing that was shot in natural locations in Sonoma county. The dance is grounded in research about beetles, scarabs and neuropsychology.

Choreography, text, costume, video installation, by Liz Boubion.  

Directed by: Kimberly Lester.

Videography: Matthew Sigal

Sound design in collaboration with Micropixie.  

promo video