ABOUT THE SHOW
Dancing at the End of the World was devised and created by Blindspot Collective’s Emerging Artist Collective. In this thought-provoking production, follow Fen, as they explore an AI simulation game and recreate the end of the world over and over in a thoughtful comedy that provokes joy, laughter, and camaraderie. Fen tracks four simulated characters through time as they seek an answer to an ever-present feeling in our communities: why bother? As they grapple with the challenges that surround them, our protagonist discovers a powerful and universal truth: sometimes, when everything seems to be falling apart, the best response is to dance.
Inspired by AI and pop culture, this unique and innovative play delves into the profound idea that, throughout history, individuals have confronted similar struggles, yet the human spirit endures. Through the clever use of repeating scenes set in different time periods, Dancing at the End of the World underscores the timeless nature of the challenges we face.
Dancing at the End of the World is presented by Blindspot Collective and will hold both public showings and a community tour to high schools and community organizations.
Dancing at the End of the World will have one weekend of public shows on March 21st - 24th at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Downtown San Diego.
MCASD is located at 1101 Kettner Blvd. Street parking is available nearby, as are several paid parking lots. However, we encourage audiences to arrive early, as street parking is free after 6pm but can be tricky.
We are also booking a community tour. To find out more, visit booking.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Written and Devised by:
Shellina Hefner and the Emerging Artist Collective
Hannah Frederick, Isaac Brieske, Rein Rius,
Sashank Kanchustambam, and Abi Hood
Assistant Stage Manager:
Nicholas Ponting and Jacob Sampson
Costumes Designed by:
Gina Barba and Shellina Hefner
Performances are available for schools and community organizations.
This production is scheduled to tour in
March of 2024.
FREquently asked questions
Is this show about the end of the world?
Dancing at the End of the World explores themes and feelings surrounding the tragedy and chaos that surrounds us every day and the feelings this causes in youth and adults. Although our show is set at the "end of the world", it neither contains religious nor political themes and is a comedy.
Where will the public show be held?
We will be showing this piece publicly at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Downtown San Diego (1101 Kettner Blvd). Please be aware that parking may be difficult. We recommend arriving early to secure street parking or using a ride-share.
Is this show child-friendly?
This show is written for high school students, therefore audiences under 18 are welcome and encouraged. However, due to possible mature themes, we do not recommend this performance for children under 13.
Are the performers going to interact with me?
Dancing at the End of the World is not an interactive or immersive piece. Although the performers may talk to the audience, it is not mandatory that you talk back or engage. The performers will not touch you.
How long is the show?
The show is approximately 60 minutes with no intermission.
How do I get this production at my school or community group?
Dancing at the End of the World will be going on tour to high schools and community groups in March of 2024.
Dancing at the End of the World is presented by
Blindspot Collective, a performing arts organization based in San Diego.
Blindspot Collective develops artistic programming to illuminate voices, communities, and stories
in the blindspot of our society.
If you have questions or wish to learn more about the public show, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schools and community booking should email email@example.com.