HOME(in)STEAD Featuring Megan Lowe and Johnny Nguyen
A new performance work by Bay Area dancers Megan Lowe and Johnny Huy Nguyen
June 24 & 25, 2022: 5pm & 8pm
June 26, 2022: 4pm & 7pm
July 1&2, 2022 5pm & 8pm
July 3, 2022: 4pm & 7pm
Bay Area dancers Megan Lowe and Johnny Huy Nguyen investigate the meaning of home in a new, site-specific performance work developed during the duo’s 16-week residency at The David Ireland House. HOME(in)STEAD, an hour-long dance experience for intimate audiences of just 10 per performance, moves from front door to salon, utilizing the entirety of late conceptual artist David Ireland’s unique historic house turned work of art to explore themes of home and the intersection of dance, sculpture, and performance. The piece features original music by cellist Peekaboo and lighting by Rico Duenas.
The residency marks a new development for Lowe and Nguyen, who are building a dance together in co-collaboration for the first time. The two artists share a deep interest in immersive, sculptural, site-specific work, bringing their own strengths to the partnership—Lowe as a specialist in contact improvisation, aerial, and site-specific dance, and Nguyen with a multifaceted movement practice that includes breaking and other street dance forms.
Megan Lowe and Johnny Huy Nguyen are the recipients of The David Ireland House 2022 Performing Artists Residency