MISCELLANEOUS Productions’ OVERWHELMED is an original digital work in which senior and mid-career professional composers, choreographers, emerging artists, spoken word artists and young emerging/pre-professional community-engaged participants explore feelings of being overwhelmed in dance, performance poetry, experimental film and live performance.
This generationally/culturally representative group of artists employed many musical, dance and performance disciplines including R&B/soul, hip hop, jazz fusion/psychedelic rock, World music, contemporary dance, Streetdance, performance art and experimental documentary, merging them to make a work about uncontrollable emotions in complicated times.
A live component of this project was filmed on the rooftop garden of The Dance Centre, with four featured elder artists/writers: Renae Morriseau, Grace Eiko Thomson, Zachery C. Longboy, and Eric D. Wong.
The following artists explored feelings of being overwhelmed in music, dance, performance art, spoken word and experimental documentary:
Grace Eiko Thomson
Eric D. Wong
Amber Funk Barton
Zachery C. Longboy
Also participating were MISCELLANEOUS Productions’ alumna:
The storyboard artist was Tiffany Yang and our technical director/production manager was Katja Schlueter.