Open Studio

Racoco US

Rachel Cohen


  • 29 August
    16:50 – 17:20
  • tanzhaus nrw | Studio 5
  • Wheelchair Access Impaired mobility
  • Duration: 30min
  • Area:
    American Dance Abroad


Choreography: Rachel Cohen

Inspired by the evocative imagery from Cervantes’ Don Quixote, TILT creates a dreamlike atmosphere on stage through a swirl of movement, a wood construction, tap dance, live music and a large wooden “pinball machine”. The five performers build, dismantle and rebuild tenuous constructions. The stage gradually becomes cluttered and chaotic — mirroring the protagonist’s descent into madness. The performers created a detailed storyline, score and movement template in rehearsal but must adapt in real time onstage, as the wood behaves unpredictably.

Artistic Crew / Team:
DANCERS Toby Billowitz, Rachel Cohen, Heather Cornell, Remi Harris, Masumi Kishimoto, Meghan Schardt| MUSIC Lynn Wright, Nikki D'Agostino, Eric Eble, Eric Hoegemeyer| STAGE DESIGN Bill Kennedy | LIGHT Jon Harper | COSTUMES Olek

Funders and Supporters:
2019 New Music USA project grant; TILT is the final chapter of a multi-year project that began with a commission by Women in Motion. It was created in part through The Field’s Artist Residency program, supported by the Tides Foundation, and residencies at CAVE in Brooklyn and Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Thank you to to Materials for the Arts, the Depts. of Cultural Affairs, Sanitation, and Education. The first chapter, “I would,” was made possible, in part, by The Field’s 2012-13 Field Dance Fund, supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Mertz Gilmore Foundation. The second chapter, “Construct,” was presented in association with Incubator Arts Project in its New Performance Series and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.