convenience

2005

“…they crammed so much inventiveness, wittiness, and youthful energy into their hour-long dance-music-video show, “convenience,” that we can’t wait to see them back in New York soon.”

Gus Solomons Jr., Gay City News

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Premiere: January 2005, On the Boards, Seattle WA
Tour: Fall 2005- Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out (Becket, MA), The Myrna Loy (Helena, MT), T:BA Festival (Portland, OR),  Joyce Soho (New York, NY)
Concept and Dircetion: Zeke Keeble and Amy O’Neal
Performers: Amy O’Neal, Zeke Keeble, Ellie Sandstrom, Troy Miszklevitz, and Gabriel Baron
Choreography and video: Amy O’Neal
Music: Zeke Keeble
Lighting Design: Julie Keenan
Tech Director: Ben Zamora
Fashion Design: Macks Leger

convenience is a dance/music/video work that explores and presents different ways of looking at products and concepts that appear to make life easier. Velcro, wheels, a mini warrior that fights your battles for you, cute underwear, and a dart that renders annoying people unconscious are subjects for hilarious situations on screen and on stage. convenience is a darkly comic satire of the human desire to use the external as a vehicle to get what we want.

convenience is funded by 4 Culture, Art Patch, and the National Dance Project.

Video from convenience…

 

 


Below are videos that were projected as part of the arc of the live show…


Press for convenience

“..they crammed so much inventiveness, wittiness, and youthful energy into their hour-long dance-music-video show, convenience, that we can’t wait to see them back in New York soon.” Gus Solomons Jr, Gay City News, 2005

“..infused with humor, freshness, and surprise, deftly performed with unmannered grace and gutsy abandon.”- Gus Solomons Jr, Gay City News, 2005

“ it (convenience) was like a delicate mix of the everyday harsh reality of life, those strange dreams you have right before you wake up, and Saturday Night Live with beat boxing. Halleluiah! It was great!”  – TBA Blog, Catie O’Keefe, Portland, OR

“…one of the most effective uses of video in dance.” – Jime Demetre, Seattle PI 2005

“..an absurd, witty powerhouse of a work.” Queen City News, Helena, MT 2005

“locust’s convenience was textured, dynamic, and full of wit and succeeded at revealing our unconscious through a combination of humor  and social critique…The piece may be comic in nature, but we laugh because it is a compelling work of art.”  –  Jim Demetre, Seattle PI, 2005

“(convenience) was mischievous, capricious, exuberant, and above all playful. locust’s cast of five dancers was strong, practiced, and highly energetic and from the opening sequence, I was enchanted.”  –  Beth Brooks, On the Boards blog