Natural Selection

NOVEMBER 2021

Sam Houston State University PAC

 

Directors:

Alethea AlexanderAdele Nickel

Costumes: Barry Doss

Soundscore from: Laurie Anderson, crowd-sourced audio capture 

Sound compiled and edited by: Alethea Alexander

Showings and residencies at,

Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)

Natural Selection is inspired by the eusocial structures of ant colonies, and uses recordings of ant sounds in the opening soundscore. In eusocial societies, ants practice altruism and cooperation, deferring individual “fitness” and dominance in favor of group survival and the success of the colony. We additionally have raw footage for a site-specific dance film version of this work, to be edited in 2022. Dancer/collaborators are undergraduate and graduate students at Sam Houston State University.