photo by Moriah LeFebvre

imago

January 11-13 and 18-20, 2018

The Durham Fruit Company

Durham, NC

imago, n.
1. (entomology) the final and fully developed adult stage of an insect, typically winged
2. (psychoanalysis) an unconscious idealized mental image of someone, especially a parent, which influences a person's behaviour

What happens when dreams and reality collide? In an original dance-theater work, choreographer and performer Nicola Bullock offers audiences an experience that explores the ground between what we are and what we imagine ourselves to be. A masked creature awakens in an unfamiliar world, cringes at the sight of light, and moves its alien body for the first time. As it gradually morphs into a more recognizable form - a human body - its animal instincts contend with social constructions of femininity, ageing, and desire. Bound by the rigidity of these concepts, the creature struggles to adopt “identity-appropriate” behavior while remaining connected to its wild nature. Inspired by science-fiction, Greek mythology, Impressionist paintings, and Golden-Era movies, IMAGO draws viewers into a space where truth and illusion are inseparable.


Artistic and Production Team

  Nicola Bullock   Choreographer and Performer   Nicola Bullock is a dancer, choreographer, and performance artist. She has lived in Chapel Hill, Durham, New York City, and most recently Berlin. Her work investigate the range of human expression a means to create potent images and meaning. She holds a degree in psychology and dance and is an original co-founder of DIDA (Durham Independent Dance Artists). IMAGO is her second evening-length work.   photo by Jon Haas

Nicola Bullock
Choreographer and Performer

Nicola Bullock is a dancer, choreographer, and performance artist. She has lived in Chapel Hill, Durham, New York City, and most recently Berlin. Her work investigate the range of human expression a means to create potent images and meaning. She holds a degree in psychology and dance and is an original co-founder of DIDA (Durham Independent Dance Artists). IMAGO is her second evening-length work.

photo by Jon Haas

  Nicolle Wasserman   Production Manager   Nicolle holds a B.F.A. in Dance and Choreography (Virginia Commonwealth University, 2005) and a M.A. in Arts Administration (Goucher College, 2016). She spent the past eleven years working at the illustrious American Dance Festival as the Director of School Administration, managing programs in NC, NY, and CA. Nicolle recently relocated to Santa Fe, NM, where she is thrilled to be supporting the Chief Technology Officer at Meow Wolf, a collective that produces unique + immersive art experiences.   Photo by Danelle Beede

Nicolle Wasserman
Production Manager

Nicolle holds a B.F.A. in Dance and Choreography (Virginia Commonwealth University, 2005) and a M.A. in Arts Administration (Goucher College, 2016). She spent the past eleven years working at the illustrious American Dance Festival as the Director of School Administration, managing programs in NC, NY, and CA. Nicolle recently relocated to Santa Fe, NM, where she is thrilled to be supporting the Chief Technology Officer at Meow Wolf, a collective that produces unique + immersive art experiences.

Photo by Danelle Beede

  Josephine Decker   Dramaturg   Part of Time Warner's 150 incubator, Sundance's New Frontier Lab and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, Josephine Decker was said to be ushering in a “new grammar of narrative” by  The New Yorker . She premiered her first two narrative features at the Berlinale Forum 2014 to  rave reviews . Her third feature "Madeline's Madeline," starring Miranda July and Molly Parker, will premiere at Sundance Film Festival in January 2018, and she just directed an episode of HBO's "Room 104." Her documentary and music video work has shown at the Museum of the City of New York, on Netflix, PBS and MTV.  Visit Josephine's website to learn more about her!

Josephine Decker
Dramaturg

Part of Time Warner's 150 incubator, Sundance's New Frontier Lab and one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, Josephine Decker was said to be ushering in a “new grammar of narrative” by The New Yorker. She premiered her first two narrative features at the Berlinale Forum 2014 to rave reviews. Her third feature "Madeline's Madeline," starring Miranda July and Molly Parker, will premiere at Sundance Film Festival in January 2018, and she just directed an episode of HBO's "Room 104." Her documentary and music video work has shown at the Museum of the City of New York, on Netflix, PBS and MTV.

Visit Josephine's website to learn more about her!

  Liam O'Neill   Technical Director   From Carrboro, North Carolina, Liam has a history in stagehand work and theatrical performance and a future in puppeteering, film production, dance, and acting. Credits include: Amadeus (Leviathan). Love's Infrastructure (Torry Bend). Tarantino's Yellow Speedo (Little Green Pig). Undone (Nicola Bullock). The Emotions of Normal People (Little Green Pig).

Liam O'Neill
Technical Director

From Carrboro, North Carolina, Liam has a history in stagehand work and theatrical performance and a future in puppeteering, film production, dance, and acting. Credits include: Amadeus (Leviathan). Love's Infrastructure (Torry Bend). Tarantino's Yellow Speedo (Little Green Pig). Undone (Nicola Bullock). The Emotions of Normal People (Little Green Pig).

  JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell   Technical Director   JaMeeka is a baby sibling, a Cancer, proud member of the Beyhive, momma to the dopest three-year-old, a witty wife, and a kickass stage manager. Now she directs, mostly with Black Ops, a cool theatre company in Durham, NC that she founded in 2015. Idiosyncratic, provocative work with nuanced insight into the subterranes of the human heart and mind delight JaMeeka most. JaMeeka is no stranger to the "cannon", in fact, Ibsen wrote her favorite play; however, she find herself most at home and passionate about stories by melanin-skinned folks, women, and the non-cis.   Visit Jameeka's website to find out more about her!

JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell
Technical Director

JaMeeka is a baby sibling, a Cancer, proud member of the Beyhive, momma to the dopest three-year-old, a witty wife, and a kickass stage manager. Now she directs, mostly with Black Ops, a cool theatre company in Durham, NC that she founded in 2015.
Idiosyncratic, provocative work with nuanced insight into the subterranes of the human heart and mind delight JaMeeka most.
JaMeeka is no stranger to the "cannon", in fact, Ibsen wrote her favorite play; however, she find herself most at home and passionate about stories by melanin-skinned folks, women, and the non-cis.

Visit Jameeka's website to find out more about her!

  Judith Förster   Costume designer   Judith Förster (DE) is a costume designer, choreographer and performer. She works in the field of choreography and visual arts. In her costume work she is interested in transforming the body and its shapes into abstract materialities and inventing other functions/corporealities through prosthetic gadgets. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Costume Design and is currently part of the Dance, Context and Choreography program at HZT Berlin.

Judith Förster
Costume designer

Judith Förster (DE) is a costume designer, choreographer and performer. She works in the field of choreography and visual arts. In her costume work she is interested in transforming the body and its shapes into abstract materialities and inventing other functions/corporealities through prosthetic gadgets. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Costume Design and is currently part of the Dance, Context and Choreography program at HZT Berlin.