In November 2012, I staged Dr. Zebrovski’s HOUR OF POWER, an hour-long interdisciplinary show that explored commercialism and the occult while building out the world of interpretive dance psychic Dr. Zebrovski. With assistance from an amazing director (Beatrice Thomas) and dynamic performing artists (Baruch Porras-Hernandez and Maryam Rostami), I created a fun and interactive show that sold out two performances at The Garage.
On July 26, 27 and 28, I will once again stage Dr. Zebrovski’s HOUR OF POWER at CounterPULSE as part of the Summer Special 2013. This is my first opportunity to show work at CounterPULSE and I’m excited to present work alongside such talented performing artists.
If you were able to join us for the November show, you’ll know that we combined performance art, dance, sketch comedy, storytelling and lip sync to create fun and interactive vignettes that composed the seven fragments of a non-narrative show. For the July restaging, I hope to build upon these ideas and infuse them with even more razzle dazzle!
One component I am specifically looking to expand is video. Dr. Zebrovski’s initial live performance in 2011 was created in tandem with a short video that went viral when it was posted on the Cheezburger Network via PictureIsUnrelated.com. The video was created in collaboration with motion graphic and interface designer Joseph Pickett and employed several video special effects techniques to create a mesmerizing and absurd peak into the world of Dr. Zebrovski. Now that I have already created the groundwork for an engaging live show, I plan to add short videos that will act as interactive and transitional components.
There are many other directions I am looking to as I think of the next evolution for Dr. Zebrovski’s HOUR OF POWER… How to expand the role of dance… How to incorporate my experiences as drag persona LOL Mcfiercen… How to add background to Dr. Zebrovski’s character while still having him remain mysterious… How to bring in elements of fashion, costume and make up to create additional spectacle and depth…
I am excited to continue working on this project and can’t wait to present my findings! Until then, feel free to explore Zebrovski.com and be sure to LIKE Dr. Zebrovksi on Facebook. …And if you really want to, you can buy your tickets now too.