ALL ROADS ARE LINED WITH TEETH
premiere: April 7-10, 2016; ODC Theater, San Francisco
length: 67 minutes
Featuring a cast of five dancers and a band of four musicians playing live, All Roads Are Lined With Teeth is part dance and part play, a surreal story about a woman who flees a crumbling world for a journey on which she encounters memories transformed into teeth, slow motion long distance runners, and houses built from benches.
"Authentic, diverse movement (by five skilled, and speaking, dancers), provocative staging (benches are cleverly employed), poetic and vivid wordplay (a mesmerizing scene has a dentistry lesson, of sorts), and a haunting score (played by an excellent four piece band) comprise a satisfying, sometimes thrilling, wholly original package." - Leslie Katz, San Francisco Examiner
Performance photography by Benjamin Hersh.
Direction & Choreography: Megan Kurashige & Shannon Kurashige
Original text: Amber Hsu
Original score: Aram Shelton
Dancers: Sonja Dale, Megan Kurashige, Shannon Kurashige, Chelsea Reichert, Jane Selna
Musicians: Jordan Glenn (drums & percussion), Teddy Rankin-Parker (cello), Aram Shelton (saxophones), Cory Wright (saxophones, clarinets, flute)
Lighting: Allen Wilner
Costumes: Emily Kurashige
Props: Jason Kurashige
For their invaluble support of the creation of All Roads Are Lined With Teeth, we gratefully thank the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, ODC Theater and the Rainin Opportunity Fund, and generous individual donors.