Stranger Kin was developed under the mentorship of Doug Varone through his choreographic mentorship program, DEVICES 4. Developed with and performed by Brian Gerke and Breeanne Saxton, the work premiered in NYC in August, 2017 at Gibney Dance Center. Stranger Kin is a physical meditation on the variety of power dynamics and infinite ties we experience through our various, most intimate relationships. In 2018 the work, performed by Brian Gerke and Chang Liu, was selected from the ACDA Northwest Gala concert as the alternate for the 2018 Nationals conference.

"...highly physical and transcendent of anything mundane. The work profoundly dives into all of the possibilities of what makes up intimacy." - Kenzie Sharette, SLUG Magazine, 2017

"Stranger Kin disregards the aesthetics of cis-genders in an exhaustive, visceral exploration, and irresistibly lays bare questions of human intimacy, relativity, and power." - ACDA Northwest Region Conference adjudicators, 2018 

Images by MotionVivid. More images and information about the development of Stranger Kin available here.