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Bill: The Musikill is a multimedia contemporary musical, a collaboration between Los Angeles-based sound poet Tom Comitta and Minneapolis performance duo Fire Drill. Set in a dystopian, post-climate disaster, San Francisco tech commune, the work deploys jingles and earworms to examine corporate culture’s appropriation of leftist aesthetics. The choreography demands extreme exertion from the performers, exposing the body’s inability to sustain the increasing demands on affective labor—and ultimately allowing the musical form to exhaust itself.
Libretto by Tom Comitta
Choreography by Fire Drill
Performed by Tom Comitta, Emily Gastineau, Samantha Johns, Margaret Johnson, Pedro Pablo Lander, Holo Lue Choy, Genevieve Muench, Billy Mullaney, Tim Rehborg, Jeffrey Wells, and Maggie Zepp
Momentum: New Dance Works was presented by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, in partnership with the Walker Art Center and the Southern Theater. Momentum is made possible by generous support from the Jerome Foundation. Bill: The Musikill is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.