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shannon gillen / company vim vigor

you are waiting for the PUNCHLINE, but no need to worry, it happens to all of us. through a prismatic lens of virtuosic movement and radical storytelling, audiences will find themselves embedded in a living landscape where three performers traverse the space between comedy and death. US based physical dance theater company VIM VIGOR translates comedic structure into physical form, where the body can relish the electrified euphoria of feeling alive, while we still can. set against an original electronic sound score by marshall chadbourne, PUNCHLINE wrestles with the inevitable.

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concept, direction: shannon gillen

choreography: shannon gillen and jason cianciulli

performance: jason cianciulli, shannon gillen, tzveta kassabova

choreographic collaborators: tzveta kassabova

sound score: marshall chadbourne

photo: kirk donaldson

PUNCHLINE was made possible by a generous RCI grant from the university of michigan. this work will premiere at the prestigious b12 festival in berlin in july, before returning for its US premiere at the arthur miller theater in michigan and its NY premiere with gibney presents at the agnes varis performing arts center in september 2023.

PUNCHLINE was awarded the competitive RCI grant by the university of michigan in support of its world premiere at the b12 festival in berlin, upcoming US premiere at the arthur miller theater in ann arbor, michigan, and NY premiere with gibney presents at the agnes varis performing arts center in september 2023.