Skylight One Hanson
Brooklyn, New York, US
Two years in the making, on May 23rd and 24th of 2011, Sarah Small and collaborators mounted a 120-participant Tableau at the former Williamsburg Savings Bank, now known as Skylight One Hanson. Chosen as one of Time Out New York's Top Critic's Picks, and listed in the New York Times, Flavorpill and more, this performance had the attention of many, long before the cast took the stage. Maintaining it's roots in her still photography series, The Delirium Constructions, and already the most ambitious project of her career, in 2011, for the first time, Small explored, within the Tableau Vivant, a specific social phenomenon: the ritual of marriage. With its airs of pageantry and religious rectitude, wedding ceremonies celebrate the most intimate joining of two individuals in the most public sphere, providing rich fodder for examination within the project’s framework. On the evenings of May 23rd and 24th, Small acted as the legal officiant for three couples (two weddings and a vow renewal ceremony), as she simultaneously directed the attendant Tableau Vivant cast in their own explorations of the theme, mingling performance art with reality in a compelling cocktail.
Small and collaborators received a stellar review from The New York Times and were featured on both the front and back covers of the Sunday Art section of the The Washington Post. Among many others, the event had press in attendance from both local and international media, including Italy's Virgin TV.
Crew - Film
Crew - Live Performance
Hair, Make-up, and Wardrobe
Alessandro Spreafico, Elena Avesani, and the rest of the Contaminate NYC team, Ellen Jacobs, Julia Whitney Barnes, Chrissy Tully, Lainie Dalby, Lara Kurtzman, Andrew Lockhart, Cutting Edge Elite, April Renae, Dogleaf Senior, The Lucie Foundation, WIN Initiative, William Grant & Son's, The Balvenie Distillery, Hendrick's Gin, Stoli Vodka, Hudson Whiskey, Snohetta, Scheimpflug Digital, Dogleaf Studios, Baked by Melissa, Izze, Elefant Films, Impossible Casting NYC, Artists Wanted, Slideluck Potshow, Noovo, SHAG Brooklyn, 3rd Ward, Culturehall, Brooklyn Republic Vodka, Lucas Mendieta, L&M Light and Sound, Betsy Small, Rachel Small, Haskell Small, Michael Huffington, Sherry Sundick, Cathy Hepworth, Rachelle Cohen, Corinna Snyder, Willa Roberts, Joy Radish, Dimiter Kenarov, Peter Spagnuolo, Steeldeck Staging Co., Lissa Gundelach, Tom Stein, Jane Karsh, Dave Shelley, Casey DeSantis, Mitch Dean, Katherine Rusch, Noah McClain, Clifford Hausner & The Mac Group, Devon Berkshire, Megan Browne, Stephan Marquardt, Riley Johndonnell, Suzanna Denison, DJ Joro Boro, Raya Brass Band, Anna Schneiderman, Ben Shneiderman, Gabrielle Jaworskyj, Stephanie Blake, Jennifer Blumin, Jennifer Krosche, Duncan Brooks, Dreamer, Dream Tricycle, Black Sea Hotel, Hans Neleman, Chrissy Reilly, Craig Lechner, Lindsay Comstock, Amy Poueymirou, Cindy Lou Adkins, Jacqueline Kristel, Andy Cushman, Andy Stromberg, Debra Stromberg, Jewel Street Studios, Tim Hogan, Laura Newman, Jason Dirnberger, Alonso Homs, Adam Donald, Hossein Farmani, Cat Jiminez, Pamela Patalinghug, Bryon Fusini, Spencer Tunick, Kaysa and Joey, Leah Meyerhoff, Laura Gehrlach, David Burris, David Art Wales, Henrietta Bagazinzya, Duncan Rouse Donuts, David Chapman, Fusion Model Management, Philip Mauro, Elizabeth Barragan, Nadine Goellner, Alan Miller, Craig Dykers, Clifford Henderson, BOSS Models, Julienne Schaer, Colin Alexander, Mike Wally, Glenn Glasser, Alyssa Adams & BathHouse Studios.
Congratulations to newly-weds, Siddhartha & Alexandrea Dillon, and Edwin & Callie Dennis - and to CJ & Renee Follini, who renewed their vows in this performance.