Familiar Songs

Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival – March 2010
Commissioned and Performed by Danielle Baskerville

Original song by U2
Engineered by Robert Kingsbury

Familiar Songs #1 is a simple explanation of isolation. A familiar piece of music is used and includes recorded voices lapping over the lyrics as Danielle, (the performer) is isolated away from the sound source in a single spot. The work is short and concise, yet layered with images and thoughts that demonstrate the need to withdraw oneself within the confines of depression or addiction making the self very difficult to reach.

Video by John Lauener