Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd (2016)


Conceived by Ishmael Houston-Jones
Co-directed by Ishmael Houston-Jones and Miguel Gutierrez
Choreography by John Bernd
Compositions by John Bernd, arranged and re-mixed by Nick Hallett
with additional songs:
Just Be Good To Me, performed by The S.O.S Band, written by James Harris III, Terry Lewis
Dirty Mind, written and performed by Prince
Age of Consent, performed by New Order, written by Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Gillian Gilbert
Street Hassle, written and perfomed by Lou Reed
Consultation by Jennifer Monson
Lights by Carol Mullins
Artistic contributor Jennifer Monson
Drawings by John Bernd
Video Design by Alvaro Gonzalez

Performed by Tony Carlson, Talya Epstein, Alvaro Gonzalez, Charles Gowin, Madison Krekel, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, and Alex Rodabaugh.

Dance, music, text and visual imagery drawn from the following pieces by John Bernd:
Surviving Love and Death, 1982
Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life, Part One, 1982
Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life, Part Two, 1983
Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life, Part Three, 1985
Be Good To Me, 1985
Monkey Go West, 1985
Two on the Loose, 1988

Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd is a collage of choreography and music John Bernd (1953-1988) created during the last seven years of his life. It premiered November 3, 2016 at Danspace Project as part of the Platform 2016: Lost and Found, a season of performances curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones and Will Rawls that looked at the impact of HIV/AIDS on the New York dance community.

photos by Ian Douglas