Conceived, Written & Directed by

robbinschilds


Performed & Choreographed by

Rebecca Brooks
Layla Childs
Michael Helland
Sonya Robbins
Colin Stilwell
Sarah White-Ayón


Lighting Design by

Carrie Wood


Video Editing by

Hedia Maron


Cinematography by

Robin Placet
A.L. Steiner
Raphael Wertheimer


Video Musical Arrangements by

Kenny Mellman


Photography by

Alex Escalante
A.L. Steiner

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Sonya and Layla Go Camping

2009

In Sonya and Layla Go Camping, an evening-length work incorporating live performance and video, robbinschilds uses prosaic repetition as a springboard into a playful exploration of craft in relation to choreography and (Intelligent) design. Inspired in part by Jacques Rivetteā€™s 1974 film Celine and Julie Go Boating, the piece also investigates the multifaceted nature of collaborative creation and allows for a fluid interplay between viewing and performing. The work as a whole follows a triptych structure, and is comprised of a string of MacGuffins, a sequence of seemingly arbitrary events, which eventually accumulates to unveil its own absurdist logic.

Performance score contains portions of the following songs: Sweet Lullaby by Deep Forrest/Enigma, Assault on Precinct 13 by John Carpenter and Digging in the Dirt by Peter Gabriel.