e x p e r i m e n t a l a r t s
Faunix is a multi-disciplinary company of artists lead by director Ashleigh Miller. We are dancers, composers, cinematographers, programmers, and designers based in Seattle, Washington.
Movement based works.
Electronic and acoustic sound design.
Visual arts experimentation.
In an effort to keep our work accessible to the community we offer free and open company classes and rehearsals at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center throughout our process. We are currently working to plan our next project, please check back soon for updated class and rehearsal schedule or join our mailing list and stay in touch.
BRAIN IS A RADIO
premiered April 14+15, Seattle
plasticity of consciousness
the delicate nature of the mind
individualized construction of reality
BRAIN IS A RADIO harnesses these concepts to create an immersve auditory and visual experience.
Brain is a Radio explores the intersection of technology and dance. With the dancers’ bodies creating ever-shifting physical landscapes, psychoacoustic music, projections utilizing processing-based visualizations, and even a virtual reality film component, the performance experience is akin to being inside a kaleidoscopic screensaver.
Drawn to the intersections of science and art, technology and nature, Miller explores the innate links between these seemingly opposite ideas through her kinetic choreography. Inspired by her background in video game design as well as the work of Oliver Sacks on consciousness and individual cognition, Miller crafts imaginative choreography that is lush, raw, and virtuosic. The work also delves into the darker side of consciousness. It’s exploration of the instability and alienation cognitive abnormalities can create gives Brain is a Radio an emotional heft. With abstract characters and morphing patterns often based on coding algorithms, Brain is a Radio showcases both the humanity and elegance of technology.
PREMIERED April 14+15 2017 at Velocity Founder's Theater, Seattle
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Photographed by Joseph Lambert. Click thumbnails to enlarge.
Brain Is A Radio was supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture.
Thank you to additional supporters Access Velocity, Fremont Abbey Arts Center, and Locket Space (SoDo)
Photographed by Joseph Lambert and Liz Corwin. Click thumbnails to enlarge.
PRESS for BRAIN IS A RADIO
"Together, the group constructs a dark landscape, speckled with surprising moments."
-Lynn Tofil for Seattle Dances
"...not just a short dance statement, but one that engaged its audience for an entire show."
-Dean Speer for Critical Dance
Review of opening night by Dean Speer for Critical Dance
Preview of BRAIN IS A RADIO by Rosemary Jones for Seattle Theater & Dance
Review of in-progress showing at DUST by Lynn Tofil for Seattle Dances
Preview of in-progress showing at DUST by Dean Speer for Critical Dance
BRAIN IS A RADIO CREDITS
choreography and direction: Ashleigh Miller
movement: Stacy Brenner, Christopher Engelbrecht, Liv Fauver,
Hilary Grumman, Imana Gunawan,Claire Mitchell, Elizabeth Monsoor,
Ashley Jade Pietro, Hannah Reitsma, Sean Tomerlin
wardrobe: Under The Root + Peter North
floral design: The Jade Plot
technical direction: Elby Brosch
Photographed by Stefano Francesco Altamura. Click thumbnails to enlarge.
Performance experiences spanning 3 or more hours, with the ability of the audience to enter and exit at will.
Photos from performances at On The Boards, Velocity Dance Center, and an installed van parked in Seattle's Pike/Pine Corridor.
Photos from early work in live performance and film, 2013-2015.