Trust the Bus 2016

Trust the Bus has quickly become one of Culture Mill's signature programs. In two seasons we have produced 7 collaborative projects for a total of 16 performances, involving nearly 40 local, national and international dancers, musicians, actors, DJs and visual artists, and have served over 500 audience members. All in rural Alamance County, North Carolina. Please have a look at our 2016 bus projects below, and sign up for our newsletter or check the CALENDAR section of our website for future Trust the Bus projects.

 
 
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Simon Lee / Kellie-Ann Grubbs / Benjamin Trueblood

In August, 2016 Brooklyn-based artist Simon Lee traveled to Saxapahaw, NC in order to transform Culture Mill’s 44-seat biodiesel bus into a mobile black box with over 700 tiny camera obscuras, accompanied by celebrated local musicians: Kellie Ann Grubbs and Benjamin Trueblood. 

Simon Lee’s Bus Obscura was first commissioned for Art Basel Miami, and has since been installed at the NYC Armory show, the Kampala International Film festival, and in many cities such as London, Pittsburg, San Fransisco, Basel and others.

 
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The Farm

In June of 2016, Australian performance collective The Farm descended on Saxapahaw to reimagine their work "Cutaway", in an old barn nestled into rolling fields of North Carolina corn.

 
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Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern

In June, 2016, Durham-based devised theatre company, Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, worked together with Culture Mill's Tommy Noonan and Murielle Elizéon to develop an evening based on traditional murder ballads, funerals and other morose celebrations.