one great, bright brittle altogetherness
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January 2017 - June 2018
One great, bright brittle altogetherness is a culminating dance and music spectacle concerning itself with ideas of gender, queerness, feminism, the body as a canvas for social change and community as collective. Cherdonna creates a world where linear time and social standards do not exist. Multiple realities are happening at once. She attempts therapy with a literal kitten, heart-to-hearts with audience members, sings feminist anthem songs all the while hyperbolizing the normal humiliations of human existence and vaulting tiny inconveniences to imaginative extremes. Set to premiere 2016, commissioned by Velocity Dance Center and On the Boards.
Worth My Salt | Premiere October 2014
Drawing on Carl Sagan's series Cosmos and female icons Kate Bush and Diane Keaton - Worth My Salt - looks at the timely theme of gender inequity through the lens of an existential crisis.
Worth My Salt is a one-of-a-kind dance spectacular commissioned, produced and presented by Velocity's Made in Seattle dance development program - Seattle.
Part bio drag queen, part contemporary dance, and part performance art, Stranger Genius Award winner Cherdonna Shinatra is a persona who takes what you recognize about dance, what you believe about drag, what intrigues you about improvisation and what delights you about entertainment, tosses it all in a mason jar, shakes it up, and opens the lid.