ABOUT NEW FAITHFUL DISCO
In New Faithful Disco, a dance work by Los Angeles choreographer Meg Wolfe, belief is made manifest as energy. A trio of dancers—taisha paggett, Rae Shao-Lan and Wolfe—feel it, generate it and remix it as they prepare to take on something big. Love, faith, impermanence? Pleasure? Power? Soul retrieval? An out, queer-love power-trio wrought with awkwardness and contradictions, New Faithful Disco builds communal energy into an accumulated whirlwind propelled by nature sounds and disco rhythms. Bodies are the conduit: the site of intersections where dances are generated, transferred, translated and recycled in an attempt to remix revolution. Disco opens up time, triggers fading histories and provides a backdrop that frames who we are, now. CREATIVE TEAM Choreographer: Meg Wolfe Performers: taisha paggett, Rae Shao-Lan, Meg Wolfe Music: Maria de los Angeles Cuca Esteves Scenic Design and Styling: Gregory Barnett.
Meg Wolfe is a Los Angeles-based choreographer/performer who creates solo and small group dance and collaborative performance. Her full-evening work, trembler.SHIFTER, was a 2011 National Performance Network Creation Fund Project, commissioned by REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) in partnership with the Fusebox Festival and NPN. With this project, she was noted by the Los Angeles Times as one of the “Faces to Watch in 2012 in Dance″. Wolfe’s work has also been presented locally at Live Arts Exchange festival, Bootleg Theater, Off Center Festival/Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the New Original Works Festival, Confusion is Sex #3, HomeLA, Luiz de Jesus Gallery, Anatomy Riot, Sea and Space Explorations, Highways Performance Space, and others. Wolfe is a Co-Director of Show Box L.A., a co-instigator of itch dance journal, and a member of the collaborative experiment, The Psych-Out DaDa GoGo Family Band. Her projects have been supported by the National Performance Network Creation Fund, grants from Center for Cultural Innovation and Durfee Foundation (ARC Grants 2011, 2008, 2004), the Danspace Project Commissioning Initiative and Meet the Composer; and by residencies at the Djerassi Resident Artist’s Program (2011, 2009, 2007, 2005) and the Hothouse Residency program at UCLA, among others. She is a 2014 CHIME (Choregraphers in Mentorship Exchange) grant recipient, as mentor to artist Taisha Paggett. Prior to LA, Wolfe was based in New York City where her early work was presented at venues such as Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s, Dia Center for the Arts, The Kitchen, The Living Theater, Movement Research at Judson Church, Mulberry Street Theater, Nuyorican Poets Café, and others. She appeared frequently as a performer in the works of Vicky Shick (1999-2003); as well as in projects by Molissa Fenley, Clarinda Mac Low, and Susan Rethorst, among others. Wolfe has taught as a guest artist at the Dance Center of Columbia College in Chicago, CalArts, UCLA’s World Arts & Cultures program, Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, Scripps College, SUNY Purchase, and Hunter College; and internationally at Turku Polytechnic (Finland); Compagnie Christiane Blaise (France); Complexe Meduse (Quebec City); Tangente (Montreal); and Festival Alas de la Danza (Ecuador). www.megwolfedance.org