Mascot combined painting, sculpture, dance, and theater into an hour-long experience organized around Freud’s reading of the ‘fetish’ through props. When the audience entered the theater, they encountered a white stage with black squares taped out around four objects: a bone, a glass, a box and a canvas. Performers fixated on these charged props through encounters that served as references for movement and language.

Presented by the Martha Graham Dance Theater, April 2013.

Performers: Philly/Kondor8, Jake Lasser, Ryan Lawrence, Jehan O. Young, Savannah Knoop and the voice of Tony Torn.

Costumes by Savannah Knoop. Lighting design by Amanda Clegg Lyon. Artist Assistant: Nick Pittarides. Stage Manager: Debbie Huang.

Video by Charles Dennis.