Performance Archive
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

Participants

Abigail Wright
Alex Gulla
Alexandrea Thomsen
Alexis Convento
Ali Stokes
Alisha Carderella
Ampora McLean
Andrea Roccella
Andy Miyamotto
Arielle Lever
Callie Elliot
Carolyn Griffin
Cathy Hepworth
Chris Luongo
Christina Knight
Christine Sienicki
CJ Boyd
Colin Jacobsen
Cully Firmin
Cybele Kaufmann
Danielle Richard
Dennis Rolland
Dirby Luongo
Donna Swensen
Dot Mitzvah
Doug Barron
Dragonfly
Ediomi Utuk
Edwin Dennis
Eija Ranta
Eric Jacobsen
Erica Duncan
Evan Collier
Florence Wack
Francesca Vuillimin
Frank Angelini
Greg Walloch
Heather Van Uxem Lewis
Isaac Gardner
Jaklina
James Edward Becton
Janie Martinez
Jarrett Wetherell
John Marchini
Johnny Gandelsman
Joyce Laoagan
Julia Novack
Julianna Zarzycki
Kamala Sankaram
Kennitta Lindsey
Kimberly Penharlow
Kimmy Schregardus
Kira Kupfersberger
Kyla Garcia
Lady Zombie
Laurel Richardson
Leah Aron
Lindsey Nolan
Madelaine Ripley
Madison Krekel
Marcus Rosenfeld
Mariya Rubinshteyn
Mark Hanko
Mary Tierney
Maureen Franklin
Maxine Nienow
Mia Van de Water
Michael Angelo
Misty Gonzalez
Morgan Fogarty
Morgan Rysdon-Moulitsas
Nedah Oyin
Nicholas Cords
Nicole Van Leight
Pamela Ehn
Patricia Cajuste
Paul Connell
Rachelle Cohen
Raquel Cion
Rebecca Lawrence
Renee Bergan
Rima Fand
Robert Boileau
Roxanne Edwards
Sally Heckel
Sara Newman
Sarah Kinlaw
Sarah Small
Sarah Zar
Saramoira Shields
Serena Jost
Shara Worden
Shelley Thomas
Siddhartha Dillon
Sidney Etienne
Smokey Forester
Sonya Rice
Stefano Panzarasa
Stephanie Summerville
Susanne Goetz
Tatyana Kot
Thane Floreth
Theresa Magario
Vincent Agri
Yarden Raz
Yin Yue
Yula Be'eri
Yury Korenblit
Zilvinas Urbutis
Zonz Ouattara

Crew - Film

Director, Co-Editor: Sarah Small
Producer: Michael Huffington
Co-Editor, Co-Director, DP: Josephine Decker
Lead DP, Co-Director: Brian Gonzalez
Co-Producer: David Novack
DP: Greta Zozula
Assistant Camera, Camera Operator: Andrew Kist
Assistant Camera, Camera Operator: Charlotte Hornsby
Camera Operator: Dan Katz
Camera Operator: Sam Henriques
Boom Operator: Michael Parker Kozak
Boom Operator: Spencer Moore
Assistant Editor: Danielle Chu
Assistant Editor: Emily Yacus
Assistant Editor: Rosemary Siciliano
Sound Editor: Doug Walters

Crew - Live Performance

Artistic Director: Sarah Small
Producer: Chrissie Rouse
Musical Director: Rima Fand
Co-Performance Director: Adam J. Thompson
Dance Choreographer: Vanessa Walters
Set Designer: Paul DePoo
Sound Designer: Renzo Vitale
Production Assistant: Abby Walsh
Lead Set Construction PA: Steven Vega
VIP Event Production: Contaminate NYC
Publicity: Ellen Jacobs Associates

Hair, Make-up, and Wardrobe

Lead Wardrobe Coordinator: Melanie Randolph
Fashion Stylist: Linnea Olson-Schwartz
Assistant Stylist: Heidi Grunwald
Assistant Stylist: Katy Azzarello
Assistant Stylist: Malik Summers
Assistant Stylist: Natalie Kessel
Assistant Stylist: Ciara Ramirez
Make-up Artist: Melissa Domogala
Make-up Artist: Kayla Jo Berley
Make-up Artist, Hair Stylist: Alsenio Espinal
Hair Stylist: Shanice Ricks

Fashion Collaborators

Cynthia Rowley
Dominic Louis
Gar-de
Kela Cala Q
Leslie Friedman
TDF Costume Collection
Visceral P.L.A.Y.

Event Photographers

Abigail Ekue
Andrew Kist
Cecilia DeBucourt
Chrissie Rouse
Dan Katz
John Mazlish
Peter Crosby
Phil Straus
Sidney Etienne
Sean McGurn
Stefano Panzarasa
Thilo Vogel

Volunteers

Adam Courtney
Ampora McLean
August Barber
Bill Wicker
Brandon Knight
Caitlin Wilson
Chris Chandler
Claire Westby
Dave Irwin
David Shadburn
Dragonfly Diva
Jess Tell
Kazue Peck
Lamia Akara
Leandra Solovay
Mike Samuel
Rebecca Melton
Sally Heckel
Saori Kurioka
Smokey Forester

Special Thanks...
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.