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A solo performance by Tannis Kowalchuk from Farm Arts Collective Sun. Oct. 8th Time TBA

  • 20 US dollars
  • Kutztown Road

Service Description

Decompositions is written and performed by Farm Arts Collective founding artistic director Tannis Kowalchuk. Kowalchuk explores decomposition as a metaphor for life. Employing her devised theatre practice and her life as a farmer, Decompositions is in an original song-filled, multimedia, solo performance that digs into birth, death, farming, art, decay (ageing) and transformation. Featuring a compost pile at center stage, the performance begins with Kowalchuk invoking excerpts from a Gertrude Stein essay, "Composition as Explanation," giving the performer (and the audience) entry into the existential monodrama. At one point in the often humorous and fast-paced performance, Kowalchuk tosses a “finished” sunflower onto the compost pile, and describes the composting process as something analogous to her own ageing. The performance poetically explores transformation of decaying matter to humus (a word which shares the Latin root with “human”). CREDITS: Written and performed by Tannis Kowalchuk, “Decompositions” is created in collaboration with Mimi McGurl (director), music by Rima Fand (songs), Janhavi Pakrashi (beats, soundscapes), visual artist Phyllis Lehrer (animations) and the Farm Arts Collective production team Jess Beveridge and Ace Thomas and the Farm Arts Collective Band (songs).

Upcoming Sessions

Cancelation Policy

If booking a multiple session course, like the circus camp or a writing workshop, or a private booking for circus training, your cancellation must be received a week prior for a full refund. Single sessions, like Hoop Yourself Fabulous, will not be refunded if canceled.

Contact Details

  • 2979 Kutztown Road, East Greenville, PA, USA

    + 570-328-8658

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