rest in peace fido killed by a falling coconut
death by fruit
a tropical inspired reflection of life’s absurdities
realization of a lifelong commitment to an art practice.
re-awakening of a need for movement.
falling coconuts is Suchu Dance at its finest and most distilled
6 months on the ocean
6 months of endless love-well not quite, that just sounds like it would have been nice
6 months of jagged, shredded, lovely shards of love
What could go wrong?
In 2018, Suchu Dance Artistic Director Jennifer Wood disembarked to India and put her life on hold for a while. Six months later, she is back home for a brief stay. Before she left, the company had a final appearance, possibly the last opportunity to see a Suchu Dance in Houston for some time to come. That last show, Mkay (Everything’s going to be all right, or whatever) posed the challenge: Lets see if you can survive without everything that you once held dear and necessary for your existence. Throw out the rulebook for your whole life. What could go wrong?
falling coconuts is the answer to that challenge.
From Choreographer Jennifer Wood:
Number of times in India that I
was attacked by peacock 1
fell on my face 1
fell on my ass 3
became ill 10
almost died from choking 3
ate dal and rice 10,478
had loose motion 12
saw the monsoon rains start in Mumbai 1
saw monkeys 2
saw a camel 3
had deep discussions about human perception 3
got drunk *&%$))&(&%# (don’t remember)
almost missed a flight 2
missed a flight 1
turned down weed 262
pretended to be ok 180
got hijacked on the open road 1
saw cows (not as many times as you would think)
was amorously groped by a frog 1
had ants in my pants 57
had to get an injection 3
slept overnight at a mushroom farm 10
did a dance-off with a teenage girl 1
ate at McDonalds 1
ate steak 7
had complete strangers go out of their way to help me 33
had poetry read to me 1
had music played to me 2
got the side eye 72
We are also pleased to have Sand Crafting on the program, a dance film by Carlos Perez and Hillary White.
Sand Crafting explores serenity and cleansing through the use of water and sand.
pure and authentic
pure and authentic suchu dance
June 8 at 5:00 PM
June 8 at 8:00 PM
3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Tickets: available through MATCH
$20 at the door
Ashley Horn nott
We look forward to seeing you!
The troupe attacks Wood's high-flinging style with fearless punch. In some of the tightest unison ever seen on the Suchu stage, these performers not only nail the sculptural aspects of Wood's intricate steps, but also the velocity. Wood is at her best when she's playing with momentum. The pretense of step-making falls away and the brilliance of the choreography shines through. The performers are not so much dancing, as being cast about by one strong creative wind.
It's at this high speed that Wood gets her game on, and she finally has a set of dancers that can keep up with her. It's riveting, hold-your-breath stuff, performed by tough-as-nails dancers.