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About This Event
Release the Horses (fka hydra) is a new performance work commissioned by the Office of Public Programs and Engagement at Columbia University School of the Arts for the Year of Water. In 2019, Phoebe Osborne began developing a trio titled hydra; a many-headed collective body in constant change, set to be performed in April 2020. Due to the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, hydra lost this particular tendril of existence and a new solo work, Release the Horses (fka hydra), took its place. This solo attends to a void while carrying the imprints of hydra and the many voices that it held.
Choreography and performance: Phoebe Osborne ’18
Sound Score: Colin Self
Costume Design: Anne Cousineau
Videography: Lazar Bozic with assistance by Sam Taffel
Pre-pandemic Collaborators: Talya Epstein (performer), Lu Yim (performer)
Phoebe Osborne would like to offer special thanks to the following colleagues involved along the way: Sher Doruff (advisor), Will Rawls (mentor), Karol Tymiński (dramaturg), Yasi Alipour (text editor), Andrea Woodner, Jeroen Fabius, Annick Kleizen, Mikki Stelders, Jordan Strafer, and Laurel Atwell.
Image: Courtesy of Phoebe Osborn and School of the Arts