TERA KILBRIDE, PERFORMING ARTIST
Each year, as my interests shift, my collaborations deepen, and my solo work evolves. The work is ongoing.
PAINTING THE ROOM
Painting the Room, initiated by Tera Kilbride in 2018, is a quintet of experienced improvisors who music/dance and text to create gorgeous sound-dance-scapes and conceptual performance. Painting the Room is a collaboration between Thomas C Lang (piano), Isabel Dammann (violin), Nora Anderson (performer), Crissy Tolson (performer), Tera Kilbride (performer).
Painting The Room grew out of a desire to create more diverse stylings of improvisation.
UPCOMING: INVISIBLE TOUCH
Invisible Touch is a series of fantastical Ted Talks about global warming, punctuated with movement and dance. While rooted in humor, it begs the question of the interplay between escapism and empathy.
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FEVER is an experimental musical play about the little 'P' asepcts of global warming. Featuring original musical compositions by Thomas C Lang, and devised originally in collaboration with Ghostbridge Theatre.
Text written by Tera Kilbride. Currently seeking venue/producer support.
Tera is a performance artist working in character, contemporary dance/movement, comedy and text. Through exposing and reimagining our vulnerabilities (personal, political, technological) she asks audiences to reconsider possibilities of a more connected future.
Her work is feminist, zany and deceptively political, as is personal.
2018, Tera performs her solo work internationally at the OT301, Amsterdam, sharing an evening with Ariah Lester (Brussels) and Katie Duck (Amsterdam) and Sharon Smith (Gob Squad)
Painting the Room, an improvisation quintet is formed and plays at Ice House, MPLS in an evening curated by Andrew T Jansen (Loud Sun)
2018, Tera curates Improv Snap, a series of contemporary music/dance/text improvised shows at Springhouse Ministry
In collaboration with composer/pianist Thomas C Lang, Tera shows an excerpt of FEVER, an experimental play about the little 'P' aspects of global warming. Actor Vlad Messing joins the project and a new essential character for the piece.
2018 Tera performs street shows downtown MPLS w/Hennepin Theatre Trust and a variety of collaborators
2018 Tera MC's and dances with Co-Directors Nora Anderson and Crissy Tolson for here i am. at Off-leash Area artbox.
2017 In collaboration with Anna Johnson (Bella Yaga) YOUTUBE LINK, Tera curates Cold SNAP! and Spring SNAP! multidisciplinary variety shows.
2018/2017, Tera trained with international improviser/choreographer Katie Duck in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where she was selected to MC as well as perform in the International Freakatoni Festival. Check out her performances here and here.
Tera has a dream in which she's at a carnival in Europe. She wakes up knowning she needs to go to Europe. A few weeks later a dancer friends posts a workshop.
July 2017, under the mentorship of acclaimed choreographer Paula Mann, Tera created “I love you, George Michael” a dance/text solo responding to the climate from Nov 2016-present.
Tera performed her choreography with notable LA-based performance artist/musician Geneva Jacuzzi on her Queenztour at 7th St Entry in Mpls, July (Video above).
2016, Tera was awarded an E|MERGE collaborative artist residency at Earthdance (MA), and studied with nationally known improvisation teachers Chris Aiken and Angie Hauser.
Tera is a regular collaborator with Ghostbridge Theatre and a founding member of the dance trio Anything, Everything. She holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor's Degree in Experimental Performance.
In 2017, Tera began collaborating with Andrew T Jansen of the touring band Loud Sun and interdisciplinary art and design collaboration Field Practice. Together they have been creating video/performance that explores the consequences of an imagined future where technology influences our connection to nature and to body.
HOLD THIS: 6 DANCE SOLOS
Title: I love you, George Michael. This piece is not about George Michael. It is a portrayal of a woman's psyche on misogyny. Written as a love letter to her former lover, her male friend, her boss -- VIDEO LINK: I love you, George Michael makes a single statement: we're not going to dance that way for you, anymore. Length: 12 minutes PRESS
Mannequin's Daughter highlights concepts of consuming vs. consumerism, addiction, body image and how sexuality is used as a marketing tool at the expense of the bodies who consume. Check out the opening dance VIDEO LINK