Dalton Alexander

Deborah Slater Dance Theater co-presents:

#Whitenoise

A new solo by Dalton Alexander exploring information overload


30 seats per night | no tickets sold at the door

August 9 - 25

Maker/Performer: Dalton Alexander

Dramaturg: María Sanchez Alonso

Sound: Original Design by Dalton Alexander, Mixing/Mastering by Aaron Gold

Lighting Design: Jessi Barber

Location + Quick Info

Studio 210, 3435 Cesar Chavez St, SF, CA

No tickets sold at the door (unless we absolutely need to).

Run time: ~45min | This piece contains nudity.


The Concept

#Whitenoise strives to collide nostalgia for the past with current American affairs. It is a form of protest against social media, its false sense of importance to the individual, but sweeping effect on the collective. It looks to the future that doesn’t look too bright.

For 10 performances, I will explore the effect information overload from media - mainstream & social, and various modes of dispersal - has on my human body in relation to my return to the US from Europe. What becomes of a projected patriotism that is stomped on? Of a pride that has turned to disgust?

Each performance welcomes a new experience, a different audience, a different being. While I challenge you to question your own relation to media and the US, I also challenge myself to explore the same situation again and again and again, finding new every time (or failing and falling flat, smashing into the ground and rolling over broken plastic).

 

"The term white noise, the 'sh' noise produced by a signal containing all audible frequencies of vibration, is sometimes used as slang (or a neologism) to describe a meaningless commotion or chatter that masks or obliterates underlying information."

source: wikipedia

 

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

Footloose Presents: YES to Everything

Fridays, September 22 and October 6, 2017; Presented as #whitenoise - A Neologism (work-in-process); SAFEhouse Arts, San Francisco