Works by Julia Brandenberger
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Earlier Work

fear baby

FEAR BABY IS A RITUAL-EXPERIMENT-TRADITION THAT HAPPENS ANNUALLY IN THE FALL.  AS FEARS EVOLVE YEAR BY YEAR, EACH ITERATION IS DIFFERENT- HOWEVER THE CONSTANT TENANTS ARE THE ENACTMENT OF FACING THAT WHICH IS FRIGHTENING AND THE CREATION OF A "FEAR BABY" BY AUDIENCE MEMBERS.

SHOWINGS: PANORAMA PHILLY NOVEMBER 2016, HEADLONG STUDIOS OCTOBER 2015, PRIVATE SHOWINGS IN CABINS AND WOODS IN RURAL PENNSYLVANIA 2012-2014

CEMETERY DANCE

A DANCE PRACTICE OF IMPROVISATIONAL AND NATURE-DIRECTED MOVEMENT, SPECIFIC TO CEMETERIES.

SHARED PUBLICLY AS PERFORMANCE IN THE 2016 SOLOW FESTIVAL.

BROAD STREET REVIEW: http://www.broadstreetreview.com/wnwn/the-7th-annual-solow-fest-comes-to-the-car-the-attic-the-cemetery-and-more

THE DARK ROOM

IN AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE IN DARKNESS, I INVITE PARTICIPANTS TO CHART A COURSE AND CREATE AN EXPERIENCE FOR OTHERS BASED OUT OF THESE TENANTS- LOW LIGHTING, SOME SORT SURPRISE OR DELIGHT FOR THE AUDIENCE, PERSONAL OBJECTS TIED TO STORIES.

SHOWINGS: SOLOW FEST 2016,  PENN STATE UNIVERSITY 2016

HEADLONG PERFORMANCE INSTITUTE FINAL SHOWCASE 2015

you are watching me (ruin it)

ADVERTISED OBJECTIVE: RUIN THE PERFORMANCE.

COVERT OBJECTIVE: MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH AND LIKE THE PERFORMANCE.

I'm trying to "ruin" a performance as a ritualistic act to detach from "succeeding as an artist".  In the midst of this effort, I still find that I'm trying to get the audience to like me.  How many times, how many ways, can I still try to get at this thing and really ruin it? 

Shown in Headlong Performance Institute final showcase 2015