Though Faye Driscoll is most widely known as a choreographer, she has also established herself as a quirky-yet-acclaimed multimedia performance artist through her work in filmmaking (Lez Side Story) and acting (lead vampire in Room for Cream). But the California native has gone back to her roots—those being dance and childhood—in her newest piece, 837 Venice Boulevard. In collaboration with her dancers, Driscoll has created a somewhat psychoanalytic piece investigating how and why humans blame others—parents, in particular—for the way they’ve turned out. As the dancers manipulate each other like puppets, Driscoll taps into the mind of a lonely child who attempts to find her identity—and, presumably, grows into the talented artist herself.
Mondays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Nov. 13. Continues through Nov. 22, 2008
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 5, 2008