© 2016 by Spenser Theberge

POSITION 3 

Performed and created by Jermaine Spivey, Spenser Theberge, and filmmaker John de Menil, this interdisciplinary work blends dance, theater, and live projection to comment on themes of spectatorship and authenticity through the varied lenses of the three protagonists.

flown

A solo performance piece originally commissioned for the Queer Biennial III in Los Angeles.  The piece takes place in a green screen room and is a reflection on themes of longing and independence.

rather this / THEN

A structured improvisation by Jermaine Spivey & Spenser Theberge.  The evening length work adapts to every venue its presented at, like a site-specific work, while attempting to find privacy in public.

peel

A performance installation for 25 artists, originally premiered at Place des Arts in Montreal.  The artists occupied a pedestrian transit space, performing, creating visuals, and live sound all within the piece.

neither nor / BOTH AND

An original physical theater piece co-created with director Judy Goff.  The piece draws on text from 'Trojan Women' and first person refugee stories researched by the performers, and is a reflection on liminality and flight.

private in / PUBLIC

A duet co-created with Jermaine Spivey and originally performed in a public space at Place des Arts in Montreal.  This piece became a seed for the evening length work 'Rather This, Then'.

many much / MORE

A performance and installation co-created with Arika Yamada for the Gothenburg Opera Dance Company.  The work takes place in the round and features 15 3'x7' wooden planks and live sound manipulation.

studies in / MASCULINITY

A performance installation co-created with Jermaine Spivey and supported by a residency at PACT Zollverein.  The piece takes place in an interior room and asks the audience to enter devices limiting their sight - pinholes, goggles, and mirrors.

i saw / SHE SAW

Commissioned by the Korzo Theater in Holland, this interdisciplinary piece deals with themes of memory and the subtleties of difference in recollection.

hello / GO

A duet originally premiered at the Netherlands Dance Theater's SWITCH program.  The piece explores how to say goodbye and how to feel satisfied with an ending.

get yourself / A SELF

Premiered at the Netherlands Dance Theater's SWITCH program, this piece explores ideas of originality and identity, especially in a world of so much external influence.

ne me quitte / PAS

This duet originally premiered at the Netherlands Dance Theater's SWITCH program, and has since been restaged across North America.