When the going gets tough, the inner clockwork of a young couple calls for a redesign.
“BY TURNS COMIC, LYRICAL, AND TRAGIC, THE DUO GLIDED SMOOTHLY FROM LIGHTNESS TO PAINFULLY DARK, AND THEN TO A WISER, WARMER PLACE.”
― MARK HEIN, THEATRE GHOST
ABOUT THE SHOW
Interior Design follows an interracial couple as they move into a new space together. At times hilarious, at other times profound, the storytelling follows the pair as they navigate nosy neighbors, a sea of boxes, a recent miscarriage, and a new place for each other — physically and emotionally.
The choreography of partnering conveys the complexity, challenges, and surprises of love and intimacy. The story of this one couple is highly relatable and universal, the characters are endearing, and their process of embarking on the adventure of moving in together are funny, heartbreaking, and uplifting.
“THROUGH THE WONDERFUL PERFORMANCES OF JONATHAN BRYANT AND HYOSUN CHOI, KARLIN ARTFULLY TAKES ON BIGOTRY, LOSS AND LOVE.”
― JEFF SLAYTON, BACHTRACK
A VERSATILE, MOBILE, EASILY BOOKABLE SHOW THAT PACKS A PUNCH.
Watch here, see booking info below.
The vision behind Interior Design: Invertigo strives to tell stories that resonate deeply with a wide array of communities. Interior Design merges contemporary dance with theatrical elements such as dialogue, character arcs, props, sets, and original music to challenge audiences to look at the perceptions behind how we talk about relationships, family, and cohabitation. Within that context, the piece also centers on pregnancy loss — further peeling away the layers of taboo, shame, and secrecy that unjustly mar it.
Originally Performed by Invertigo’s Jonathan Bryant & Hyosun Choi
Show length: 65 minutes.
WANT TO BOOK THIS WORK?
Interior Design is Invertigo’s most mobile and easily booked work to date!
Two dancers. Some cardboard boxes. A basic light plot. Flexible stage dimensions. And a potted plant.
It is that easy. Let us come dazzle your audience with this whimsical yet deep, highly portable piece of dance theatre.
Who doesn’t want a complex story with simple production specs?
ARTISTIC & PRODUCTION TEAM
Community Engagement Manager
Allison Van Etten
Rebecca Baillie Stumme
Jessica Moneà Evans
Technical Director and Sound Engineer
The company’s focus on collaborations, partnerships, and community-building are paramount in the creation of this work. Karlin is interested in connecting with people who have experienced pregnancy loss, the joys and challenges of interracial relationships, interior designers, and people in relationship to other people ie: all of us.
Consider booking Interior Design as a centerpiece and catalyst for engaging your community in the themes, movement, and stories this show invokes.
- Storytelling Through Movement workshops
- Themed Roundtable Discussions
- Interactive Salons
- Open rehearsals
INTERIOR DESIGN TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
There is no specific plot for this piece. The work is versatile and can be tailored as needed.
- Flexible stage dimensions
- Marley flooring preferred
- Basic light plot
- Sound system – if venue is larger than 500 seats, Wireless mic required.