Smashworks Dance Collective presents FOR WHICH IT STANDS, an evening length political performance that explores today’s polarizing atmosphere of off-the-rail soliloquies, SNL-bait one-liners, and Twitterized policy-making.
Consisting of 9 episodic dances that seamlessly blend humor and reality, this work uses themes ripped from the headlines to satirize the Trump Administration. An extension of “Plunge the Swamp,” an original solo heralded as “a memorable commentary on Trump’s tendency toward diarrhea of the mouth” by the Santa Barbara Independent, this expanded version also features cameos from a puppeteering Putin and a woods-walking Hillary.
FOR WHICH IT STANDS invites audiences to confront the contradictions of modern political discourse, tear down the walls that divide our country, and reject the normalization of nonsense.
Featuring an original sound score and projection installation by choreographer and Artistic Director Ashley McQueen, this is the political dance the country needs right now.
Performers - Smashworks Dance Collective: Sarah Dodd, Laurie Deziel, Maria Gardner, Ashley McQueen, Jesse Obremski, Jenna Rae Smith, Ellen Sickenberger, Sarah Starkweather