We are all travelers.  Designed for 6 participants at a time, The Garden takes the audience on an intimate yet expansive journey in which they are both viewer and participant.  An individualized sound score features original music by Michael Kiley and James Sugg, and each person navigates the shifting terrain of the performance.  The Garden creates a sprawling exploration of possibilities, executed on the smallest possible scale.

CHOREOGRAPHY BY: Nichole Canuso, in collaboration with the ensemble
COMPOSERS & SOUND DESIGNERS: Michael Kiley, James Sugg
PERFORMERS: Nichole Canuso, Eun Jung Choi, Christy Lee, Scott McPheeters, John Luna, Les Rivera, Annie Wilson
CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Jackie Sibblies Drury, Anna McDonald
SET DESIGN: Anna Kiraly
LIGHTING DESIGN: Yi Zhao
COSTUME & PROP DESIGN: Tara Webb
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Megan Thibodeaux
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/MASTER ELECTRICIAN: Terry Smith
STAGE MANAGER: Keighty McLallen
ADDITIONAL VOICES: Emmanuelle Delpech, David Disbrow, Makoto Hirano, Simon Canuso Kiley
PREMIERE: November, 2013 at Powerplant Productions, Philadelphia, PA
SHORT VERSIONS PRESENTED AT: June, 2015 at The Orchard, Saratoga Springs, NY | October, 2016 at A.R.T Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

“…a cool breeze blew into the space as I sat alone on a bench indoors and caught glimpses, through a doorway, of two dancers’ graceful movements in the nearby garden. Another attendee entered the room and we were both led, via our headphones, through a simple but intense dance, of sorts. It was incredibly refreshing to start on such friendly terms with a stranger…”

- The Boston Globe

“With high expectations going into this interactive experience, I walked out with my expectations having been blown out of the park…The choreography is absolutely stunning.”

- DC Metro Theater Arts

The Garden was made possible by the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Wyncote Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Suzanne Roberts Cultural Development Fund, and our fabulous band of Kickstarter backers.  Development of the work was supported by Creative residencies at Millay Colony for the Arts (NY) and was developed, in part, with assistance from The Orchard Project, a program of The Exchange (www.exchangenyc.org) .