Bombshell

Photo by Caroline Liffmann

Bombshell was my first collaboration with Lina Fitzner at Dances for a Small Stage in August 2011, where we began the first of a series of works exploring suspended time.  We adapted the 7 minutes into an hour long installation for the Firehall's Spring Arts Fair, BC Buds, in 2012, and continued exploring the material in a duet called the Karolina Sisters for Dancing on the Edge in July 2012.

“Highlights include How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bombshell, creator-performers Lina Fitzner and Caroline Liffmann’s swoony, hypnotic meld of ‘50s sex bombs and Dr.Strangelove. The two performers appear in vintage black dresses between two straight-outta-Happy Days TV sets swaying and sashaying in slo-mo to the seductive brass blasts of Artie Shaw’s “Nightmare”. As the music breaks down, they hold their steady gaze and awkward-yet-somehow- languorous goddess moves, pushing into a surreal truly Lynchian realm.” -Janet Smith for The Georgia Straight, 2011.