Directed by Michel Auder
United Theater, Harlem NYC
Starring Caroline Polachek (Chairlift; The Ramona Lisa), Jen Polachek, Sonja Mauro
For Caroline Polachek’s solo debut, the lead singer/ songwriter of the band Chairlift, devised a visual album to accompany her signature sound dubbed “Pastoral” Electronic.
Directed by legendary French director Michel Auder, the piece challenges the authenticity of the Performing & Private Selves as seen through the development of an alter ego. Intercutting between docu-style “backstage” footage and live performance, Auder artfully blurs the line between downtime and “on” time begging the question: What (or which) is real?
In preparation for the performance, the DANCERS (Sonja Mauro, Caroline Polachek) were given two weeks at Mark Morris Studio with the brilliant choreographer, Juri Onuki. The performance was produced by Callie Barlow and KM-B New York for Mercedes Benz.
Watch the video on Youtube.