Choreographed by: Chantal Cherry Dancer: Chantal Cherry Musicians: Diana Meyer, Marisa Testa, Zach Andrews Music: 00000 Million by Bon Iver, Perfect by Simple Plan, I Wanna Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston Lighting Design by: Chantal Cherry Videography by: Gabriel Photography by: Charles Han
Tribute To My 12-Year Old is a solo that delves into the psyche of Chantal’s 12-year old self and gives voice to the little kid inside who was never heard. This work features set choreography of fluid, full-bodied movement, and improvised movement that abstracts a vocabulary that might be seen in a 60s disco setting. Chantal straddles imagination and reality as her character performs her 12-year old self sing-along style to emo punk rock and dancing around the living room. Tribute To My 12-Year Old touches on Chantal’s relationship with her dad and the ‘failure’ she is to him for choosing a life in the arts and allows her to perform what her adult self wishes she could say to him in real life.
Performance History Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, USA (2019)