I Know You So Well: A Sound and Movement Choir for People Who Work in Healthcare
I’m joined by writer Rachel Kauder Nalebuff with musical direction from composers Taylor Ho Bynum & Kyoko Kitamura to create I Know You So Well: a Sound and Movement Choir for People Who Work in Healthcare
Loosely adapted from Plato’s symposium, I Know You So Well examines the fracture of an industry or place. Our first iteration, commissioned by Artspace New Haven, focuses on healthcare. It brings healthcare workers together who likely never connect in their professional lives to think holistically about what it means to heal.
This interdisciplinary work layers song, text, choreography and improvisation to convey the emotions and life-experiences of an unlikely group of performers. In bringing together this intergenerational, diverse group of strangers from the New Haven area, this choir will allow improvisational elements and variance of meaning to shape our understanding of the work of caregivers, what it means to give care, and to discover what we can learn from each other's isolated practices.
Performed on Yale’s West Campus in West Haven, adjacent to the Yale School of Nursing and the site of a former pharmaceutical company.
Janice Baker: Healer through the expressive arts
Nathalie Bonafe: Death Doula
Bill Fischer: End of life doctor
Ziael Aponte: Therapeutic dance instructor
Ann T. Greene: Cancer buddy
Laurie Sweet: Birth Doula
Jackie Trimble Shapiro: Physical Therapist
Alejandro Mestre: Nurse
Jenessa Payano Stark: Midwife
Lynn Lantieri: Caregiver for family
Marian Evans: Daughter, wife, professor
Friday, October 26, 4 PM, FREE
Saturday, October 27, 4 PM, FREE
Sunday, October 28, 4pm, FREE
Alternative Space at Yale West Campus
I Know You So Well is an Artspace commissioned project for Wellbeing: City Wide Open Studios 2018. This project is supported, in part, by the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, The New England Foundation for the Arts New England Dance Fund with generous support from the Aliad Fund at the Boston Foundation, Marianne Bernsen, and an anonymous donor.
Photo: Stephanie Anestis