exit through a Revolving Door - 2012

Vibrant Visuals
Dynamic Dancing
Spicy Short Story​

"Simply gorgeous"​

"My favrorite of the Santa Cruz Fringe Festival"​

“Fast pace with lots of layers.  I am here to see it again."​

"Totally hot"​

Ripped-right-from-the-headlines, during the Penn State and Catholic Church child abuse scandals, Haven Wu, a middle aged engineer makes an adventurous career shift, landing a dream job as a Managing Director for an avant-garde dance company in the big city. “I was an out-of-the-box artist surrounded by stay between the line engineers,” Haven explains to Ira Gross of NPR’s Fresh Life during a radio interview shortly after the debut of her fictional short story exit through a REVOLVING DOOR. A colorful cast of egos try their best to circumlocutorily deliver their coded messages with an octopus and an anesthetic laced mushroom.  She is slow to decipher the warnings due to her enthusiasm and ideology.

​Using audio to tell, dance to show, and video to delve into Haven’s sub consciousness, Carol Fields blends three streams of artistry to choreograph this colorful fast paced piece, exit through a REVOLVING DOOR (2012). The cast of dancers and aerialist; Lisa Christensen, Carol Fields, Mary Gavin, Kevin Herring,  Michael Hoon, Sharon Took-Zozaya, and Allyson Ramage;  squirm, swirl and bounce to the music of KINSKI, Albert Mathias, Copeland, Maneesh DeMoor, Seven Chapter Ensemble and Wax (Ren & Stippy Happy Happy Joy Joy) to bring the trepidation surrounding child abuse and unemployment into focus. No answers are prescribed in this piece- of-art but merely an alternative angle from which to view from.  One observation is made however - choose your close friends wisely – they may hold the key to happiness.

Lisa Christensen
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WRITTEN, DIRECTED and PRODUCED Carol Fields

DANCERS and AERIALISTS
Carol Fields as Haven Wu
Michael Hoon as Durante
Kevin Herring as Dyan
Lisa Christensen as Alexa
Sharon Took-Zozaya as Dance Instructor
Mary Gavin, Allyson Ramage as Dancers

VOICES
RD Bolam as Ira Gross & Scientist
Carol Fields as Haven Wu
Laif Gilbertson as Durante, Meyer, Dayan & Terry Glass
Rita Rivera as Briana & Dancer

SCRIPT EDITOR RD Bolam
ASSISTANT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Lisa Christensen
ARTISTIC ADVISOR Rita Rivera

CHOREOGRAPHY
Haven solo & Happy Happy Joy Joy  Carol Fields
Dance class Sharon Took-Zozaya
Alexa solo Lisa Christensen & Carol Fields
Aerial trio Lisa Christensen, Michael Hoon, Kevin Herring
Paper airplane Chimene Pollard

Sound Recording Mathew Schreiber
Videographer Chris Thompson of Sound Vision Films
Lighting Designer Robert Frusin
Photography & Videograph: Clinton Bauder,

Carol Fields, Sam Fields,
Clara Fields, John Heimann
Model for Coffee C: Clara Fields

MUSIC
Albert Mathias
Copeland
KINSKI
George Winston
Maneesh De Moor
SEVEN CHAPTER ENSEMBLE

SPECIAL THANKS TO - Videographer Victor Huang - Octopus steals my camera and takes off & Video Discovery News:  Octopus steals my Camera explained