Lincoln Luck

Lincoln Luck
Lindsay Browning
February 2012
Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

For her first length full evening, Philadelphia dancer-choreographer Lindsay Browning (Scrap, Group Motion, Olive Prince, Idiosyncrazy Productions) presents an intriguing multi-media journey in and out of several lucky lives told through sweeping choreographed movement, stunning visual imagery, original music and a deeply personalized and powerful portrayal of Abraham Lincoln. The work is filled with metaphorical interplay between time, place, person, existence and remembrance. It pulls from the past, acknowledges uncertainties of the present, and imagines the future.

Lindsay possibly discovered “Lincoln Luck” when she was just a child. Her father, who is an actor, was preparing to create the image of late president Abraham Lincoln in the den of their home. Lindsay was 7 years old and witnessed her father recreate Lincoln right in front of her. Twenty-one years later, she has created a performance work with his image of “Lincoln Luck” in mind.

PERFORMERS:
LINDSAY BROWNING, DAVID BROWNING, JOHN LUNA, MYRA BAZELL, AXEL RIMMERMAN, AND  TOMMY BURKEL
ORIGINAL MUSIC: THOMAS FLANAGAN
LIGHTING DESIGN:  MADISON CARIO & GAETAN SPURGIN
CHOREOGRAPHY: LINDSAY BROWNING WITH JOHN LUNA
VIDEO INSTALLATIO/ PROJECTIONS:  JOHN LUNA
SET DESIGN:  LINDSAY BROWNING & JOHN LUNA
COSTUME DESIGN:  LINDSAY BROWNING
PHOTO CREDITS: ALAN KOLC &  P. BROWNING