This Dance Is Stolen

Photo Credit: Nguyen Nguyen

Photo by: Olivia Hemaratanatorn

“…because music and performing doesn’t make sense.” 
-David Byrne

A rock-and-roll love letter to David Byrne  

two women appropriate movement from his iconic performance in Jonathan Demme’s concert film Stop Making Sense. 

Experimenting with forms of accumulation and de-accumulation, their “stolen” dance confronts the celebrated role of the frontman.

Choreography by Alexx Shilling/alexx makes dances

Brought to life by
Dorothy Chen
Ian Isles
Alexx Shilling

Music by
Julio C. Montero, Jr.
Laurie Anderson

Lighting Design by
Pablo Santiago

Video by 
Alexx Shilling
Da Xu

thanks to FUFE on Wheels, WAC/D, Cheng-Chieh Yu, Lorrie Snyder


LAMA’s Catalyst Series at Diavolo Space; December 2011

 Glorya Kaufman Hall, UCLA; March 2012

 Redcat’s Studio Series; April 2012

 Spoke the Hub’s Gowanus Guest Room Series, Brooklyn, NY; March 2014