Childress (60 minutes) - Premieres Fall 2010

Childress is an experimental dance performance created and performed by Karl Cronin and Deborah Black, and set in the early 1930s in northern Texas (USA). On a sparsely lit stage we meet a young couple, who are dealing with the fall-out of one of the worst environmental disasters in US history. With the raging winds of the Great American Dustbowl as the performance’s backdrop (masterfully conveyed in the soundscape by German composer/vocalist Christianne Hommelsheim), panoramic movement tableaus emerge, and the fragments of their customs and beliefs fold into their creation of a new life.