Featured Artist: TinHOUSE Experimental Dance Theatre

Joanna Rotkin of TinHOUSE Experimental Dance Theatre generally makes quite a mess, but she cleans up real nice for Boulder Arts Week. See what TinHOUSE has on the books for Boulder Arts Week and beyond.

Describe your work in 10 words or less:

Staking out territory with the tenacity of a guard dog.

Tell us about one of your favorite encounters with art in Boulder:

Requiem for a Snowflake by Bobby Dartt and Songs of Meat & Cake by square product theatre. I loved these shows so much...they moved me, made me laugh and cry, and pushed the edges of performance. I felt my whole being exploding and blasting off witnessing these shows. I feel like my cellular structure changed after seeing these shows.

If you could collaborate with any artist in Boulder, who would it be and why?

I am already collaborating with Laura Ann Samuelson of Hoarded Stuff Performance and loving it. I am hoping to make something with Emily K. Harrison for Hoarded Stuff's Failure Festival in November; and am hoping to create a children’s show at some point with Bobby Dartt.

What will you be doing for Boulder Arts Week?

We will be presenting a new version of The Great Green on Saturday, March 29th at madelife. The Great Green is a show TinHOUSE and Hoarded Stuff originally presented as part of the Boulder Fringe and have since taken to a few other performance festivals around the US. We'll be sharing the evening with Kelsie Huff and square product theatre. Tickets here

Then what?

We're off to Puebla, Mexico to perform The Great Green at the Foro Performatica. In April, we'll start work on a new project, Chalk Talk, with 7 dancers (ages 22-82), to be performed at the North Boulder Rec Center as part of the Boulder International Fringe Festival!