||The Sanitastics (2011)
kloetzel&co. will release the humorous sci-fi dance film, The Sanitastics,
in 2011. Set in the Calgary Skyway System, hygienic superheroes scour
the system removing any oddities, invasive species, and problematic
beings. With fantastic creatures and virtuosic feats, The Sanitastics offers a bizarrely contradictory site-specific adventure. The
film was selected by the Gallery of Alberta Media Artists for a
three-month ongoing run (November 4, 2011 - January 29, 2012) at the
EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts in Calgary. Additional showings
will be posted here.
Windblown Rafales (2008)
kloetzel&co. collaborated with Knowhere
Productions, Inc. for a three-hour site-specific performance
celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the small town of Ponteix in
The Gate City: Rail Town Reflections (2007)
kloetzel&co. and the ISU
Dance Program presented an evening of site-specific performance as part
of First Friday ArtWalk. With movement, music, spoken word, and film,
the performances uncovered the intimate connections between Pocatello's
history and the railroad. The piece included an installation in the
Pocatello railroad depot as well as an interactive tour of the depot
and one of Pocatello's oldest hotels, the Hotel Yellowstone.
Icarus Fried – A Film (2007)
The film version of Icarus Fried, a 3:30 minute short created at the Frazier
Egg Farm in Pocatello, ID, has enjoyed significant play this year. A collaboration between clarinetist
John Masserini, filmmaker Jeff Curtis, and kloetzel&co.
it has been shown at the Danca em Foco International Festival of Video
& Dance in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Sans Souci Festival of Dance
Cinema in Boulder, CO (where it was chosen as a Best of Fest), and the
DANSCAMDANSE Festival in Ghent, Belgium.
To view the film: Icarus Fried (the film)
In Place: Dancing through Downtown Riverside (2004)
site-specific project that consisted of a movement tour through
downtown Riverside, CA. The evening's five parts explored Riverside's
political, social, and architectural past and present through a tour of
the Riverside promenade and the California Museum of Photography. As
the audience rambled through the score of live music and dance, they
experienced performers scampering up trees and spinning under the
audience's feet, a walking tour that confronted the issues of
homelessness in the land of suburbia, a witty critique on architectural
history, and an uproarious auction of questionable art. Live music was
provided by Jay Ammon and the Dumpster Orchestra.
Rock was a free site-specific
performance of live music and dance on the historic Carroll Street
Bridge over the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, NY. With kloetzel&co.'s robust, athletic movement as well as the company's interactive, five-piece band, Rock
acted as a community performance/celebration for the residents of the
surrounding neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Pre- and post-performance
activities highlighted the community's efforts to clean up the canal
and included festive dancing by local residents to the live music. Rock was chosen as a "Today's Pick" in the New York Daily News.