Bessie Award winning choreographer Beth Gill, with long-time design collaborators Thomas Dunn and Jon Moniaci, returns to the Chocolate Factory for a new site-specific performance inspired by the imagination and subconscious inhabiting a dreamlike, sensory-rich world that draws the audience into an immersive act of witnessing. Gill creates an intimate, surrealist space building on the formalism of her past several works (Electric Midwife, New Work for the Desert), while forging new psychologically driven terrain through explorations of role, the gathering and layering of meaning and being, and ultimately, disappearance. 

Catacomb premiered at The Chocolate Factory, May 2016, and toured to Bard Fischer Center, The Wexner Art Center, Fusebox Festival, Federal Hall in New York City, June 2017

Choreography by Beth Gill
Light by Thomas Dunn
Sound by Jon Moniaci
Costumes by Baille Younkman
Performed by Maggie Cloud, Jennifer Laffertry, Heather Lang, Stuart Singer and Marilyn Maywald
Vocalists: Rachel Kara Perez and Peter Sciscioli
Photos by Darial Sneed

Press for Catacomb

River to River festival, New York-messmerizing, harrowing - Financial Times, June 2017
A Quiet Kind of Boldness: Beth Gill's Abstract Storytelling - Fourth Wall, April 2017
Get Lost in Beth Gill's Beguiling Catacomb at The Wexner Center - Columbus Underground, April 2017
Review: Beth Gill's "Catacomb" - New York Times, May 2016
Stories Only Dance Can Tell - arts journal, May 2016
Beth Gill's "Catacomb" at The Chocolate Factory - Culturebot, May 2016