SITI | STREB: FALLING & LOVING Virtual Presentation
Join Anne Bogart, Elizabeth Streb and performers from STREB and SITI Company as they revisit the creation of one of the most unique collaborations ever to take the stage. A radical spectacle featuring a 52 bucket Guck Machine suspended overhead while performers explore the many possible expressions of love through action, FALLING & LOVING was hailed “a brilliant new dance-theater piece” (NJArts). This virtual event featuring never before seen rehearsal footage is an engaging look at this landmark collaboration between two titans of contemporary performance STREB and SITI Company.
Talking into the Future – A SITI Dialogue Series
Recognized for their pioneering repertoire, collaborative foundation, and groundbreaking technique, SITI Company has been heralded as one of the most important and successful American theater ensembles working today. Through a series of dialogues and dynamic conversations, SITI Company will invite collaborators and peers to investigate the challenges of our time through a multitude of lenses. Innovative and inventive, SITI draws on our current moment of questioning and dismantling the status quo to make new connections and unite local and global voices together while shining a light on the next generation of artists and theater makers. In a period of history in which circumstances have unmoored artists and audiences alike, SITI will keep moving forward alongside our peers in vibrant and positive ways.
With our Talking into the Future Series, we seek to create what we call a “gymnasium for the soul,” where we can activate creative friction and bold questions with other companies and collaborators; to explore the art of assembly in all its forms and amplify the work of other ensembles and theater rebels.
Room, the film
In 2000, SITI premiered Room – a one woman play about the room to move, the room to breathe, and the room to imagine based on the writings of Virginia Woolf. SITI’s highly acclaimed theatrical production of Room has toured nationally to 16 venues since its premiere and the NY Times called it a “tense and urgent pursuit of the ever elusive truth.”
Now 20 years later in the midst of a global pandemic, SITI artists took their artistic exploration of Woolf and the notion of a ‘creative room’ outside the realm of the theater – this time looking at it through the medium of film. In this moment of introspection and isolation, where gathering in rooms together is dangerous and many are sensing an unnatural suspension of time, Room has never felt more relevant. Shot in the beautiful West Fulton countryside in upstate New York, the film traces the movement of a creative spirit in exquisite crisis that mirrors our own. Imagine a room. A woman stares through a window into the sunlight of a very particular afternoon. She ponders life and continuity and expression.
2021 – 2022
The Medium, Revisited
Based on the writings and theories of Marshall McLuhan, The Medium explores the effect of media and emerging technologies on our perceptions, our psyches and our personal lives. The Medium was originally devised by SITI Company in 1993 in Toga-mura, Japan and premiered in NYC at New York Theatre Workshop in 1994. McLuhan, who died in 1980, is generally remembered as a proponent of the belief that electronic communications would knit an alienated world into an all-embracing global village. But in interviews, he also spoke ruefully of the dominance of technologies. “I wish none of these had ever happened,” he once said. The Medium will be perhaps more resonant in 2022 than it was even in 1993.
To book a SITI Production in the 2020-2021 or 2021/2022 Season, please contact our tour representative:
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