Karen Sherman
One With Others


May 28-31, 2014


Dance, words and scrap wood are the raw materials for One with Others, an examination of who we become due to the choices we make—or that others make for us. Crude, handmade wooden appendages—part prop, prosthetic, costume—stand alongside text and choreography to form a trio of jerryrigged tools that dismantle and cobble back together the relationships between people and oneself; affinities and art; and what it means to be seen, handled, used and needed.

Performed by Joanna FurnansDon Mabley-Allen and Karen Sherman. Lighting Design by Carrie Wood. Sound Design, Scenic/Prop Design & Construction by Karen Sherman. With text, sound, scenic and dramaturgical contributions from Claude BletonJeffrey WellsDave SnyderClaudia La RoccoNami MunHope ForstenzerJeremy Wilhelm, and Janet D. Clancy.

One with Others was made possible in part with a research and development residency and co-production support by Vermont Performance Lab with funding support from the New England Foundation for the Art’s National Dance Project with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and VPL’s Creation Fund donors. The creation and presentation of One with Others is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with the New England Foundation for the Arts through the National Dance Project. Major support for NDP is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation. Support from the NEA provides funding for choreographers in the early stages of their careers. General Operating support was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. This project was also made possible through the generous support of The Jerome Foundation, The Map Fund and InRez at Studio 206. One with Others is a sponsored project of Springboard for the Arts, a nonprofit arts service organization.

“Of Missed Connections and Missteps Taken”  – Deborah Jowitt, New York Times