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Swan Song Studies

a one women show


One Woman...Every Woman?  Essentially a "one woman show" told through 2 women.  Inspired by Black Swan and White Swan, Yin and Yang. Swan Song Studies examines the coexistence of light in darkness and the darkness in light . How these opposing forces with in us transform one another as they shape everything we are. 

A highly personal journey through the complex perception of self , loneliness, and the overarching unity we often ignore.

Featuring Stephanie Fellner and Zhauna Franks
Sound design by Daron Walker

 
 

presented by

The 2019 Right here Showcase

Program weekend 2 With Blake Nellis

June 13-16 2019

at the Off Leash Area Art Box

8:00 Thursday-Saturday, 7:00 Sunday

General admission sliding scale $10-$30

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Swan Song Studies examines the coexistence of light in darkness and the darkness in light .

How these opposing forces with in us transform one another as they shape everything we are.

A highly personal journey through the complex perception of self, loneliness, and the overarching unity we often fail to notice. If we are lucky we get to plan when something will come to an end…in truth, we are not guaranteed another moment.

DIRECTORS NOTES

I was inspired to create this production for Stephanie and myself as a means of exploring the journey towards our final “swan song”. As we approach the age of Fifty, thoughts of the end of our dancing days are becoming more eminent. This show is an honest look at the complexity of our feelings about our bodies, our abilities, our limitations and expectations. This process was unique as I handed over control in creation of the soundtrack to the amazing Daron Walker. A leap of faith that both inspired and supported me on every level!

 

 

Written, choreographed and directed by Zhauna Franks

CAST: Stephanie Fellner, Zhauna Franks, Kevin McCormick, Robert Skafte

Sound Design: Daron Walker
Lighting Design: Mike Grogan

Scenic artists: Kevin McCormick and Daniel Rechelbacher

Costumes: Zhauna Franks, Stephanie Fellner with special assistance from Crist Ballast