• Ritual No. 10: WAVES

    Performed on March 14, 2014, ROOMS unveiled the tenth and final performance installation in their recent ritual series with RITUAL NO. 10: WAVES. A meditation on cascading water, for a three hour duration a performer transfers large quantities of water from one tin pail to another. One executes the dramatic pour from atop a round…

  • Ritual No. 7: GIVE AND TAKE (2nd Floor Rear)

    Performed on February 2, 2014. Presented by JGV/WAR as part of 2nd Floor Rear: A 24h Festival of Art in Alternative and Contemporary Spaces. Concept and Direction: Todd Frugia & Marrakesh Performer: Marrakesh Costume design and Construction: Grace Kubilius Artistic Support: Christian Cruz and Jeremy Handrup Videography & Edit: Jeremy Handrup Water is randomly transferred…

  • Ritual No. 2: She Speaks Her Count (Chicago Cultural Center)

    Performed at Chicago Cultural Center on January 4, 2014 as a closing to the exhibition “SHIFT” by Luftwerk. Conception & Direction by Todd Frugia & Marrakesh Featured Performers – Enid Muñoz, Lauren Sudbrink Artistic Support – Christian Cruz Recommend on Facebook Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

  • Ritual No. 5: Promenade (Chicago Cultural Center)

    Performed at Chicago Cultural Center on January 4, 2014 as a closing to the exhibition “SHIFT” by Luftwerk. Conception & Direction by Todd Frugia & Marrakesh Featured Performers – Veronica Bruce, Juan Pablo Beltran Ignacio Artistic Support – Christian Cruz, Jeremy Handrup, Grace Kubilius Recommend on Facebook Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the…

  • Assemblage (Chicago Cultural Center)

    Performed at Chicago Cultural Center on January 4, 2014 as a closing to the exhibition “SHIFT” by Luftwerk. Conception & Direction by Todd Frugia & Marrakesh Featured Performers – Erica Barnes, Avery Ferguson, Todd Frugia, Jeremy Handrup, Justin Harner, Kristen Glomb, Erin Makowski, Aileen May, Melissa McNamara, Carolyn Minor, Courtney Prokopas, Zan Rosenthal, William Ruggiero,…

  • Ritual No. 8: CICADAS

    Ritual No. 8: CICADAS performed on January 10, 2014. Concept & Direction by Todd Frugia & Marrakesh Six female performers create a minimal yet rhythmically lush soundscape, setting the stage for their ceremonial dance steps. Performers: Marrakesh, Cynthia Baker, Erica Barnes, Veronica Bruce, Danielle LaVoy, Lauren Sudbrink Artistic Support: Christian Cruz & Jeremy Handup Videography…

  • Ritual No. 7: Give and Take (Vitrine)

    Ritual No. 7: GIVE AND TAKE  performed on December 13, 2013. CONCEPT & DESIGN: Todd Frugia & Marrakesh INSTRUCTIONS Water is randomly transferred between six bowls by the spoonful. Water only moves between two bowls at a time – emptying one to fill another. Bowls are labeled 1 – 6 and placed on a rectangular…

  • Ritual No. 1: Counting Birds (Helsinki)

    Ritual No. 1: COUNTING BIRDS Performed on October 17-20, 2013 Dimanche Rouge Estonia-Finland-France Performance Festival Ritual No. 1: COUNTING BIRDS features a group of participants simultaneously vocalizing a self referential mantra. For three hours they will count in ascending order —using each number’s value (in seconds) to determine the length of the vocal expression of…

  • Ritual No. 7: Give and Take

    Ritual No. 7: GIVE AND TAKE Performed on October 11, 2013 INSTRUCTIONS Water is randomly transferred between six bowls by the spoonful. Water only moves between two bowls at a time – emptying one to fill another. Bowls are labeled 1 – 6 and placed on a rectangular table. Bowl No. 1 should be placed…

  • Ritual No. 5: Promenade (Vitrine)

    Ritual No. 5: PROMENADE Performed on October 11, 2013 INSTRUCTIONS Two blindfolded performers walk around  two hand rails linked at the ends to form a thin rectangle. The performers keep one hand on either rail to maintain balance as each walks round the perimeter of the rectangle at fifty beats a step (beats based on…

  • Ritual No. 5: Promenade

    Ritual No. 5: PROMENADE Performed on September 20-22, 2013 INSTRUCTIONS Two blindfolded performers walk around two hand rails linked at the ends to form a thin rectangle. The performers keep one hand on either rail to maintain balance as each walks round the perimeter of the rectangle at fifty beats a step (beats based on…

  • WHILE WHAT WAITS – ART EXPO

    WHILE WHAT WAITS Performed on September 20, 2013 Sound is all our dreams of music. Noise is music’s dream of us.” -Morton Feldman Mysterious, meditative, and mesmerizing! WHILE WHAT WAITS is a performance installation that explores the space between chaos and control. It creates a system of performance that’s – sometimes beautiful – sometimes hellish…