Join us for a Digital Discovery performance with artists Sxip Shirey and Coco Karol as they present Amelia Found, a new work which follows Amelia Earhart from dusk, through the night, into a daybreak where she has disappeared. This world premiere will feature composer Sxip Shirey (piano), choreographer Coco Karol (dance), vocalist Rizo, conductor and violist Rachel Jayson (morse code key) and bird design by Chris Green. The morse code text was gathered from requests on the artist’s social media platforms for the names of people and things that have disappeared.
Sxip Shirey is an avant-garde composer specializing in populist music that is often used for circus, dance, and theater. He has released seven albums including three solo albums, toured internationally, and been recognized by press worldwide. He is known for innovative instrumentation and object oriented compositions which he often performs and presents to audiences with stories, dialog, and delight. Coco Karol is a dancer and choreographer who creates cross-disciplinary performance works about how we make meaning of personal experience and communicate through gesture, touch, and effort. She has had an expansive dance career in New York and has choreographed works for stage and film as well as for art galleries and public art.
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