Collaborative duo Jenny Peterson and Kaitlin McCarthy present an evening length dance work of horror, humor, and friendship, told through their distinctive aesthetic of the unhinged and uncanny. Drive Wolves Mad tracks the aftermath of an inciting event and ambiguous line between victim and perpetrator. A musical score by Jenny Peterson riffs on predatory pop songs, altering and abstracting them as an act of reclamation. Peterson/McCarthy’s journey seeks to transcend archetypes authored by men, finding their way to a place of survival and remediation – a way to exist in a context of their own creation.
Through the dance they move from a place of dissociation into states of empowerment – which sometimes looks like camaraderie, sometimes wild physical abandon, and sometimes a complete release of the societal obligation to be a palatable, consumable feminine entity. Featuring original costume design by McCarthy and lighting design by Amiya Brown, this physical and vulnerable dance work culminates a decade of development in the duo’s most ambitious and risky performance to date.
Location: Yaw Theater, inside Equinox Studios (6520 5th Ave S.)
Tickets ($28) here.