Sparrow Lane takes a strange trip down memory lane
Sparrow Lane, a new dance work from choreographer Ashley Horn, will take place February 23 and 24 at 8 PM at The Interchange. In the remote town of Sparrow Lane every day is a carbon copy of the one before until the disappearance of a woman shakes the community to the core.
Based on Horn's 2013 Persistence of Vision, Sparrow Lane explores the unreliable nature of memory. As time passes and memories are accessed and stored, they become less accurate and our ability to have an honest and identical shared past with those around us erodes. Writing by Andrew Kozma, photography by Pin Lim, live music by Dave Sharma, and choreography and an installation by Ashley Horn immerse the audience in a cryptic and evasive truth where memories are erased, shifted, and altered, skewing reality.
The installation holds keys to understanding the unique properties of Sparrow Lane and its inhabitants. Hollowed out books, hidden notes, and shifting time tables can be found by the audience if they are willing to break with theatre tradition and rifle through the set pieces.
Performers include an array of Houston’s most prolific dancers, Shanon Adame, Jacquelyne Boe, Adam Castaneda, Laura Gutierrez, Lydia Hance, Michele Henson, Cloe Leppard, Mollie Miller, Maggie Puckett, Emily Sayre, and Alex Farris Soares.
Sparrow Lane will take place at The Interchange, Houston’s newest space for dance, theater, art, music, flow, and circus art performance. Led by a collective of local Houston performance artists, The Interchange offers a unique opportunity for Houston’s art community to develop a space from the ground up. Currently the collective has ten members coming from a variety of artistic backgrounds. The inaugural collective features independent dance artists and teachers Maggie Lasher, Ashley Horn, Heather vonReichbauer, Jhon Stronks, and Lori Yuill, independent multidisciplinary artist Y.E. Torres, theater production specialist Andy Karavitis, musician, teacher, and multidisciplinary artist William vonReichbauer, and circus/performance artists and entertainment producers Pasha Luminus and Anna Vlada of Silver Lynx Arts.
Sparrow Lane will be performed February 23 and 24 at 8 PM at The Interchange, 1815 Cleburne St. For more information, visit ashleyhorndance.com. Tickets are pay-what-you-can ($20 suggested). [Organizer's description]