Darling Anna represents CabinFever’s Heart Content in the December 2013 Issue of CityArts Magazine. What a great way to enter into Thanksgiving. We are so darn grateful.
Photo for Magazine - Miguel Edwards
Costume - Erik Andor
Lighting - Evan Anderson
"The ability of an artwork to continually recreate itself tells us that whatever an artwork embodies, it certainly can’t be a fixed, communicable truth that the rational mind can grasp - otherwise, revisiting a poem or seeing Othello more more than once would be joyless. What an artwork embodies must be much more subtle and complex. Heidegger offers us an alternate and quite compelling view, which is elegantly summarized by philosopher Samuel Mallin in the book Art Line Thought. As Mallin explains, Heidegger argued that an artwork provides “entrances to the truth of the world around it (rather than truths that are somehow inside it like propositions in a report).” As long as we are reading a poem or watching a play or looking at a painting, we are moving through those entrances into an unfolding of the world that simultaneously reveals itself. the more sensitively attuned the artwork is to its world, the more sophisticated and rich is its potential for an exchange of gifts with its audience. By understanding that an artwork opens our sensitivities to the world around it - which includes us - we are strikingly reminded of Cookson’s description of genes as “devices for extracting experience from the environment.” If the double helix of humanity’s soul is encoded in it’s artworks, then it, too, is indissolubly bound to the world.”
-Phillip Shephard. New Self New World: Recovering our Senses in the Twenty First Century.
photo by joy jacobs
heart content finale performance
"CabinFever has been quietly making a name for themselves in Seattle for the last several years. With performances at the Fremont Abbey’s A Moving Conversation, On the Boards’ 12 Minutes Max, Velocity’s Big Bang, and an appearance at SeattleDances’ own Carnival among others, the group has established a witty and inventive presence. Co-founded by choreographer Elana Jacobs and dancer Emily Sferra, CabinFever emphasizes storytelling and personal interaction in an age witnessing a decline of both. Historically, their performances have incorporated a degree of whimsy, a dash of nostalgia, and a dose of the touchingly personal. Their greatest virtue, however, is how their slightly quirky sensibility always registers as genuine, never contrived. Their latest endeavor, Heart Content, which plays November 8, 10, 15 and 17, is sure to deliver more of the same, but this time in a highly unconventional setting. The performance will take place at the historic Stimson-Green Mansion on Capitol Hill, weaving in and out of the home’s rooms.” SeattleDances Nov 2013