Banking Hours

 

Using both floors of a former bank building on 2nd and Girard Avenue in Philadelphia, we transformed the first floor into a bank, simulating the task of waiting in the corral and going to the teller “windows”.  The actors or tellers directly interacted with the audience members by leading them through the routine of a bank visit.  Through this process the audience was divided into four sections and was asked to proceed to waiting areas for further instructions.  They were then led upstairs to the seating area where they remained divided in their assigned sections to watch the performance.

 

music and visual design:  Jorge Cousineau

text:  Jeffrey Carpenter

dancers: Niki Cousineau, Brenda Kunda, Christy Lee, Gin MacCallum

actors: Mauri Walton, Paul Struck, Dito van Reigersberg

site-specific work performed at Iberian Pavilions, Philadelphia

2000