Love: EPISODES, a serialized community conversation and performance about courtship, intimacy and love, inspired by themes in Bell Hooks book “All About Love”.
Amidst the back-drop of John Coltrane and Miles Davis music renditions, Love: EPISODES uses themes from Bell Hooks book to initiate an ongoing conversations that gathers local community responds to, “what is courtship, intimacy and love? Why do they look and move the way they do? How do American values affect them? How do we envision loving relationships in the future”. Our aim is to bring awareness and understanding to the internal impulses and external influences of courtship, intimacy and love, while developing an episodic 3-pt performance — made up of theatrical monologues, dance, vocal riffs and live jazz — that expresses community perspectives on courtship, intimacy and love.
Love:EPISODES has 2020-2021 developmental & performance residencies at Snug Harbor, RestorationART and Alpha Omega Studio.
“Love: EPISODES is organic and emotionally rich with an intense physicality that describes the human experience.” – Dalia Ratnikas of the Brooklyn Rail
“Trice excels at creating immersive multipart dances in non-theater spaces, putting the audience in the middle of the action in a way that is comfortably flexible. He clearly pours his soul into his projects, spending years conceiving and developing them, with performers who share his vision and join him on the journey.” – Quinn Batson of OFFOFFOFF Dance
Nathan and his company of multi-talented artist conducted a six month exploratory residency at FreeCandy. An intimate sixty-seat warehouse art/performance space located in the Clinton-Hill/Bed-Stuy area of Brooklyn, NY. FreeCandy’s graffitied walls, neon painted antique & contemporary furniture and fixtures, and candled decorated bar with concocted drinks became the perfect setting for Love: EPISODES. The combination of space and layered content rooted in Trice’s episodic structure created an intimate, urban, gritty mood where the audience and performers proximity invoked an immersive voyeurism between one another.
Love: EPISODES is conceived, choreographed and directed by Nathan Trice, written by Nathan Trice and Charles De Veaux, music direction by Nick Jost, vocal coach Maritri Garrett, cinematography by filmmaker Vanja Srdic, projection designs by Ed Stone French, lighting design Eddie Stockton, photography by Judith Stuart & Ernesto Mancebo, and costume design by David Shen & Keiko Voltaire. The cast of multi-talented dancer/singers are: Nathan Trice, Tendayi Kuumba, Ryoji Sasamoto, Makiko Tamura, Tiffany Mellard, Damani Pompey, Jaquez A. Sims and Karina Ikezoe.