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Detail of Double Escapement
An arresting action and song cycle that explores the inner-workings of a haunted woman and the time she has lost, performed through choreography, spoken text, and original song accompanied by live harpsichord. The piece re-codifies samples from resources including Victorian mourning practices, the Spiritualist movement, clock mechanics, paranormal television shows, YouTube home videos, Janet Jackson, Kate Bush, writings of Ben Marcus, and the films The Snake Pit and Dancer in the Dark.

Featuring live harpsichord by Truman Bullard.

March 26 - 28, 2010
at Links Hall 3435 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago

Click here to view the promo video of Detail of Double Escapement.

Click here to read the creative process blog.

A presentation of the 2009/2010 LinkUP Residency – a six-month residency that supports independent artists and collaborations in the research and development of new innovative work in their movement based practices.
A Performance by Tif Bullard
Accompaniment and Musical Arrangement by Truman Bullard
Costume Design and Construction by Tif Bullard
Outside Eye by Dexter Bullard

“The wire is the shortest distance between two bodies. It may be followed to any area or person one desires. It contains on its surface the shredded residue of hands that pulled too hard, held on too long, got there too fast.” – Ben Marcus

Order of Vignettes

“Continuous Winter”

God’s Telegraph Has Outdone Morse’s Altogether

A Fearful Vexation of One

“Girl Burned in Water”

3 AM

Detail of Double Escapement

“My Soul’s Thralldom and Its Deliverance”

Special Thanks to Beth Bullard, Sue Keller–Mazurowski, Erica Mott, Rachel Damon, Roell Schmidt, Marie Casimir, Anna Trier, Aurora Tabar, Ginger Krebs and ensemble, Bryan Saner, Asimina Chremos, Marti Lyons, Michelle Milne, Eric Leonardson, Andy Cohen, The Theatre School, Holly Thomas, Jean Haas, Quintin Xavier Roper, and Nicole Briggs.