Venue Change: Due to inclement weather, this performance will now take place in Wheeler Tent.
VoxLab 2021: Interior


conceived by Veronica Burt '16 and Shaye Swanson
July 17, 2021

This event occurred as part of the 21/22 Theater Department season. This is an archived view.

An immersive dance theater work exploring the voyeurism of collective grief.

21/22 Theater Department

Venue Change: Due to inclement weather, this performance will now take place in Wheeler Tent (originally scheduled for Darling Courtyard).

conceived by Veronica Sofia Burt '16 and Shaye Swanson
with collaborator & dance artist Maurice Ivy

An audience awaits a tragedy in this adaptation of Maurice Maeterlinck's 19th-century play. Featuring text from the original source material and a contemporary choral soundscape, Interior explores the voyeurism of collective grief and thrusts observers into complicity.

Veronica Sofia Burt (vee/she) is a theater artist based in Los Angeles and Brooklyn. As a performer, vee has worked with Chicago Lyric Opera, Washington National Opera, Shakespeare Theatre Company DC and the Sappho Project. Veronica has intimacy directed for NYMF'S 2019 Best Musical Leaving Eden, Georgetown Law's Spring Awakening and is currently in her certification process with IDC. New York choreography credits include Luna Fest (NYNW Theatre Festival Top 5 Finalist) and HEDDA (The Bridge Production Group). Veronica is thrilled to be back at Dartmouth (Class of 2016!) to create with the VoxLab community. Learn more about Veronica >

Shaye Swanson (she/her) is a composer, arranger and vocalist from Los Angeles, California. She earned her MM in Music Composition from CSULB. Some of her compositional projects include: music to the choreographed dance Process which performed at the American College Dance Association Baja Conference; the documentary short Faith Alone which premiered at multiple film festivals nationwide; and the full length documentary Road to 50 Miles which premiered at La Femme International Film Festival (2020) and Hollywood Screenings Film Festival (2021). Shaye continues to pursue compositional projects in multiple mediums lending her voice to all creative endeavors.

Maurice Ivy (he/him/his/they) graduated from Duke University with a major in Literature (Critical Theory), a minor in Dance, and a certificate in Film in 2016. Upon graduation, he attended the American Dance Festival on scholarship where he had the fortune to collaborate with choreographers Lee Sher and Saar Harari (LeeSaar The Company). Maurice has spent summers at Virginia School of the Arts, The Ailey School, Point Park University, Summer Stages at Concord Academy, and the Nederlands Dans Theater in 2015. He has performed in works by Seán Curran, Lightfoot/León, Darshan Bhuller, and Gerald Arpino in addition to producing original film and choreography. He formerly worked as an artist with Drigg Productions, The Orsano Project, Dendy/Donovan, and Nadine Bommer. Maurice was an apprentice at Nimbus Dance Works before joining the Seán Curran Company.

Now in its 9th year, VoxLab is an incubator for the development of the daring, the innovative and the unique. The week-long theatre residency sees Dartmouth alumni workshopping developing projects on campus alongside current students and faculty. With a focus on devised theater and the experimental performance experience, VoxLab offers alumni and current students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the creative process and brings fearless contemporary performance to the Dartmouth community.

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