Müller and Deter will continue their research into performance that integrates original sound, movement and text. As a part of their residency, Müller will perform her solo: La Mula -- a Beatmusical, in which Müller takes on the persona of the bold character LA MULA and thinks aloud about poverty as an artistic life principle, forced and desired entertainment and the everyday hunt for poetry and prestige.
Culture Mill will host French physical theater Company: Compagnie Lasko in residence in Saxapahaw from 2 - 20 October, 2015. During this time, Compagnie Lasko will perform One Shoot, a one-man physical theater show based on the diary of a French soldier in Afghanistan, and XXY, a preview of their upcoming 2016 show on gender identity. Lasko will also offer one public workshop on physical theater.
The Solar Theater Project begins a 3-year collaboration with Culture Mill, supporting the development of original theater works, lighting installations and new solar theater technology. In the first residency, lighting designer Carl Faber, theater director Mikhael Tara Garver, and playwright Dean Poyner will develop text for an original performance, and will begin the planning stage for a new solar-powered lighting installation -- part of the development of a mobile solar lighting kit designed for site-specific theater.
ShaLeigh Dance Works, under the artistic leadership of ShaLeigh Comerford, was first founded in 2005 with a premiere of "Returning" at the Broach Theater in Greensboro, NC. Since then, the intimate ensemble ranging from 2 to 6 performers have toured their growing repertory worldwide.
VECTOR is a Durham, NC-based multi-media dance company creating work that questions the rules and societal norms that shape our daily lives. Directed by visual artist Jon Haas and choreographer Leah Wilks, the company uses highly physical, detail-oriented movement in combination with video, audio documentary, motion-tracking, and projections to create participatory installations, evening-length performances and dance films.