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 engaged and charged the props through encounters that served as narrative references for movement and language dealing with themes of infection and horror.

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.