Alice in Californiland
2019 – Axis Dance Company – Z Space, San Francisco
direction/choreography ARTHUR PITA
design YANN SEABRA
sound design BEN JUODVALKIS
lighting design ALLEN WILLNER
I can say that Californiland is a poetic, profound, moving piece of Dance Theater. It is a must-see. Californiland’s themes of visibility and of escapism were undeniable. And from the first moments to the final visual, Pita challenged the viewer to confront their own complacency around homelessness and addiction. Choreographically, intense charge was coupled with heart wrenching gestural sequences, the cast covering their heads and reaching their hands out for something, anything. "