Images: Nick Pierce
Burnt-Out Wife was originally co-commissioned by SPACE (ME), Portland Ovations (ME), Dixon Place (NYC) and American Dance Festival (NC). World Premiere October 17-19, 2019 Portland, ME.
Burnt-Out Wife explores the decay and detritus of a once-promising marriage. Separation, sex deprivation, and lack of communication add up to wanting to run from the popular, yet impossible binding contract. Using her comedic text-driven dance style, Sara Juli blows up marriage. Original Costume by Carol Farrell, Set Design by Pamela Moulton, Dramaturgy by Michelle Mola and Lighting Design by Justin Moriarty.
Burnt-Out Wife is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Planning period funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the six New England state arts agencies. Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies. Production Residency funded by New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional funding, in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and NEFA's New England Dance Fund with generous support from the Aliad Fund at the Boston Foundation.