Ice on ice: an ice capade in sixty acts
Ice on Ice: an ice capade in sixty acts was an absurdist exploration of the classic American Ice Capade, and a nod to figure skating from the perspective of performance-art. In 60 minutes, a rapid-fire succession of 1-minute acts played out until 60 acts had been completed. Conceived as a sort of Rube Goldberg Machine-type performance, each act somehow related to the theme of the one prior.
Acts included: a live mid-performance review by San Francisco Chronicle Theater Critic, Lily Janiak; a rendition of the Carol of the Bells by a full 15-person choir; a 1-minute boxing match on ice; professional figure skating dancers in unison; a hockey player throwing his body repeatedly into a wall; preparation of a meal by a chef of a prominent Michelin-rated restaurant; a rather large block of ice; and a moment of silence.
January 5, 2019
Oakland Ice Center (Oakland, California)