I'm Fine

‘I’m Fine’ is a highly collaborative work that began with creating set and props with multimedia artist, Kristen Coburn. The project has evolved into a solo stage work performed by Shannon Nash with original music by Jake Psenicka. We’ve created an abstracted and surreal living room inspired by my grandmother’s 1920’s home. This vibrant, domestic space is simultaneously comforting and alien to the performer. It belies its beauty with an unsettling undertone of dated gender norms, inspired by stories from our homemaking grandmothers. This piece explores the tension between feminism and domesticity; agency versus captivity.

 

October 28th, 2018

 

WAXworks at Triskelion Arts

WHO WE ARE

Quentin Burley Dance Group [QBDG] is a Brooklyn based dance company founded in 2013. QBDG has been presented throughout New York City, including Triskelion Arts, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, The Red Bean Studios, and Flux Factory. The company works in a highly collaborative process directed by Quentin Burley. The group’s work is multimedia; implementing video elements, props, live music, and set designs to accompany the choreography. Their work is consistently inspired by the surreal and mundane; creating performances and films that illuminate absurdity in our reality.

QUENTIN

BURLEY

 

Artistic Director of QBDG. Hailing

from Youngstown, Ohio, he attended

The Ohio State University, receiving a

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance  and a

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. His work explores formal structures of collage and thematic themes of identity, fantasy, surrealism, and absurdity. He has

had the pleasure of performing with Ellen Maynard, Dante

Brown | Warehouse Dance, Brendan

Drake Choreography, The Moving

Architects, and The Median Movement.

CHOREOGRAPHIC COLLABORATORS:

 

MADELINE IRMEN

ELLEN MAYNARD

BEKAH EDIE

MYSSI ROBINSON

CHERYL ROSARIO

EMMA RUMBERG

LYNDA SENISI

SHANNON NASH

 

MUSICAL COLLABORATORS:

 

KRISTEN COBURN

LYSANDER

JAKE PSENICKA

 

THE WORK

But Enough About Me (2017)

'But Enough About Me' unpacks the paradox of self-exploitation in performance. This collage of video, meticulous movement, and absurd lip-syncing, plunges into dark themes of objectification and toxic masculinity. Inspired by the sci-fi trope of the android to Miley Cyrus's 'Wrecking Ball' music video, the work creates an artificial world where sincerity is constantly questioned. This surreal work lays bare a history of exploitation in performance and identifies a path forward for millennial masculinity. This work was created through support of a Mertz-Gilmore Late Stage Production Stipend through Triskelion Arts.

previous works:

 

But Enough About Me (2017)

- a mutlimedia group work performed by Quentin Burley, Madeline Irmen, Ellen Maynard, Emma Rumberg, and Cheryl Rosario with set design by Kristen Coburn

- this work was graciously supported by a Mertz-Gilmore Late Stage Production Stipend through Triskelion Arts

 

Mermaiding on the Rug (2014)

- duet performed by Madeline Irmen and Ellen Maynard

 

Mermaiding on the Rug Ep. 2-4 (2014)

- trio performed by Quentin Burley, Madeline Irmen, and Ellen Maynard

 

Holly Springs Lake (2015)

- trio performed by Myssi Robinson, Emma Rumberg, and Lynda Senisi

 

How I Did It (2015)

- solo performed by Quentin Burley

 

QBDG: a Pseudo-Event (2016)

- evening length work performed by Bekah Edie, Madeline Irmen, Ellen Maynard, Myssi Robinson, Cheryl Rosario, Emma Rumberg, and Lynda Senisi

- with musical performance by Lysander

 

 

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I'm Fine

at WAXworks

 

October 28th at 7pm

Triskelion Arts Muriel Schulman Theater

106 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY

 

 

 

 

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CONTACT US

Quentin Burley

1449 Broadway

Apt 4F

Brooklyn, NY 11221

 

Tel : +1-330-719-5305

Email : qjburley@gmail.com

 

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