"Mattress" is a dance-theater work conceived by Ashley Robicheaux which follows the experiences of 5 different physical performers growing older inside of a historic brownstone in Williamsburg. We perform with our bodies and our voices the narratives which we have truly lived, the stories that are nothing other than our own and that draw from the performers honest and subconscious realities. We use the mattresses as a platform to further explore our movement possibilities as we move through time, unveiling dreams, finding flight, and becoming who we are today.
The work was performed in 5 different iterations at the Hollows.
Dancers/actors: Lindsay Harwell, Ruth Howard, Justin Faircloth, Alyssa Forte, Blake Krapels, Holly Sass, Ashley Robicheaux, with guest Shannon Sullivan.
Poetry: (for research and performance) Eric Stiefel
Musicians: RAHM, Ethan Woods, Shannon Sullivan, John Stanesco (sound design)
Photography: Jake Saner and Nir Arieli
"Mattress" was built in part while in residency at The Hollows Artspace from February-May of 2017.