Turbatus Tomatus - A Dance Film
“Turbatus Tomatus” combines inspiration from the work of the late children’s authors Maurice Sendak and Shel Silverstein to create a whimsical, absurd, and sometimes grotesque and desperate feeling world. Developed in a moment of creative constraint imposed by the pandemic as well as a global sense of dis-ease, the artist uses the color, texture, and flesh of produce as objects in partnership with the dancers to visit and revisit ways of relating to and experiencing what we (think) we already know. Aspects of the work were created with input from the dancers: Rebeca Gamborino, Christina McKinney, Juan Navarro, and Tate Navarro. The score was composed by Ethan Pritchard with input from the artist.
Creative Arts and Research Symposium