*The Circuit* is a virtuosic, audience-engulfing variety show for outcasts of the post-industrial age. A first glimpse at The Hinterlands research for *The Circuit* called *Voice of the City* and focused on Detroit’s voix-de-ville toured to the Shanghai Biennial 2012; look for *The Circuit* in late summer 2013.
Dreamtigers blends shadow puppetry, object puppetry, and physical comedy into a breathtaking tale of slumber, alchemy, and dreams made real. Commissioned by PuppetArt Detroit and inspired by the work of Jorge Luis Borges, Octavio Paz and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Dreamtigers is recommended for ages 6 to 106.
The Hinterlands travelled to Shanghai and Chengdu, China in November 2011 with the support of TCG/ITI’s Global Connections Program (In the Lab)* and Asian Cultural Council.
Partnering with Kosovo-based Artpolis, Urban Theater, and Balkan Sunflowers, The Hinterlands conducted workshops in devising, ensemble-building, and physical comedy and created an ensemble-devised non-verbal touring performance with a group of Albanian, Serbian, Roma, and Ashkali youth between the ages of 15 – 21 in Prishtina, Kosovo – the first inter-ethnic performance project of its kind in the nation. Breaking Bread 2010 was funded by CEC Artslink.
Physically explosive and shockingly funny, Isaac Newton is Our DJ is part clown play, part dance party, and part science experiment. Isaac Newton is Our DJ uses dance, shadow puppetry, minimal techno, party games, low-tech lecture, comedy, Newton’s laws of motion, and spectacular imagery to bring the audience into a world where what comes up doesn’t always come down.
A site-specific psychedelic Wild West Show inspired by the language of Cormac McCarthy and William S. Burroughs performed in 2011 at Detroit’s historic Jam Handy Building and at Milwaukee’s Pitman Theater as a part of the Alverno Presents series. Premiered at The Cooking Fire Theatre Festival, Toronto, Canada 2010.