Choreography: Hernando Cortez (2005)

Music: Sasha and John Digweed

Lighting: Trad A Burns

Costumes: Studio Sangha, Christine LaPerna, Edward Sylvia and Gina Dudik

Premiered at Cleveland’s Ingenuity Festival in the summer of 2005, “Like Being Awake Sleeping and Hearing Seeing” pits opposite human states and senses together aiming to create an evocative, rather than informative, experience for the audience.

A Surrealist Manifesto. Inspired by the works of Meret Oppenheim and Max Ernst.

Special thanks to Studio Sangha.

“But the new ‘Like Being Awake Sleeping and Hearing Seeing’ is still as fuzzy as its title. Is everything being dreamed by Liz Flynn (to Steve Reich and something that sounds like elevator music)? What does it mean when women borrow the train from Chiang’s handsome dress by Edward Sylvia? And when Flynn wraps it around her throat? Who is Johnson meant to be in that red-veined white outfit and man’s hat, her face veiled? Why the inside-out umbrellas? What do the wind and water sounds signify? I watch the dramatic stares, the excellent dancing, and wonder if I’m losing my mind.” — Deborah Jowitt, “The Village Voice,” Tuesday, Nov 14 2000