Sinderella

FAIRYTALE FOR YOUR INNER DEMONS

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Join Thistle for a telling of Cinderella unlike any other. An exploration of all that is dark and beautiful, this will be a production that makes us examine whether we fall in love with someone’s faults or despite them.

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lachesism

n. the desire to be struck by disaster—to survive a plane crash, to lose everything in a fire, to plunge over a waterfall—which would put a kink in the smooth arc of your life, and forge it into something hardened and flexible and sharp, not just a stiff prefabricated beam that barely covers the gap between one end of your life and the other.

LACHESISM premiered at Dixon Place in May 2016 

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GILDED

Before she was Helen of Troy, she was a woman whose head and heart were waging their own war. The Grecian myth gets a provocative retelling in the bookless, dance-and-music extravaganza GILDED. Described by the Washington Post as "a world of flirtation, ritual and power play", GILDED follows Helen's experience as the powerful, bronze age queen she was and the sensual journey that sealed her into history.

GILDED premiered at the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C. where it won Best Dance. Most recently, GILDED gave an Industry Presentation Off Broadway at BAM, and is being presented as a short film. 

 
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GRIM
Her love life is dead

The visage of the grim reaper is recognizable around the world, and the stories that accompany it are as varied as the people that tell them. Thistle gives “a dance with death”
a whole new meaning.
 

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GRADIENT

 

Sexuality is a spectrum...

finding your place is a process

 

GRADIENT follows the protagonist on her excursion through a wonderland of sexuality, gender identity, and expression as she tries to find her place. GRADIENT’s main character is a Bi woman, who is secure in the fact that she has come out but can’t seem to find her place in the community.

 

Through her journey, she navigates the “almost fits” of friend groups and combats the myths, mislabeling, and erasure that come with being Bisexual to find the places and people she loves and that love her back. Ultimately, this piece centers an underrepresented protagonist and addresses the necessary complexities within our communities as we move towards acceptance and celebration.

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This reimagined, all female version of Giselle reclaims the stripped powers of the sylph while acknowledging and exploring their human-like limitations. We join Giselle on her retrospective journey of love, loss and judgement. 

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 RED 

We're not out of the woods.

There are nuances to every relationship, but whether or not we are privy to those details often depends on who is telling the story. Little Red Riding Hood is revamped in this daring production.

 

FILM

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GILDED

Before she was Helen of Troy, she was a woman whose head and heart were waging their own war. The Grecian myth gets a provocative retelling in the bookless, dance-and-music extravaganza GILDED. Described by the Washington Post as "a world of flirtation, ritual and power play", GILDED follows Helen's experience as the powerful, bronze age queen she was and the sensual journey that sealed her into history.

GILDED premiered at the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C. where it won Best Dance. Most recently, GILDED gave an Industry Presentation Off Broadway at BAM, and is being presented as a short film. 

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Lost in the labyrinth, with hope suspended by a single thread, Ariadne and Theseus desperately seek to find each other.

UNRAVELL'D was produced by Prospect Theater Company 

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The Feet. The Roots. The Way Forward.

Premiering Fall 2021

BDYWRK

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THE ANSWER

 

AN UNREQUITED LOVE LETTER FROM A BLACK MAN TO AMERICA

Created by InnisENT

with Thistle Dance Inc

THE ANSWER was commissioned by

Prospect Theater Company 

OFFICIAL SELECTION - Montreal Independen
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Prague Internationa
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Festival de Cinema
OFFICIAL SELECTION - The Lift-Off Sessio
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This reimagined, all female version of Giselle reclaims the stripped powers of the sylph while acknowledging and exploring their human-like limitations. We join Giselle on her retrospective journey of love, loss and judgement. 

Yellow Wallpaper
 
Based on the short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
YELLOW WALLPAPER explores one women's struggle to find
solace in sanity.