Monument is a dance theater work that explores the relationship between the human environment and the natural environment, and the extent to which that relationship has become unbalanced. Monument is built around the notion of inadvertent (and in some cases disastrous) human monuments, like the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island that, at its peak, was taller than the Statue of Liberty. Monument follows the voracious, frenzied course of our individual acts of consumption along the one-way ride to the trash-heap. This final destination, the landfill - that accidental social sculpture - looms large in Monument, a physical culmination of desire and expenditure.
Premiere Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Chicago in 2008
Presented Stage 773, Chicago in 2013
Concept & Direction:
Carrie Hanson with the company
The Rolling Stones