Marine animals are starving to death and being poisoned by plastic. Our civilization creates over 260 million tons of plastic waste each year, much of which ends up in the oceans.
“A rare Gervais beaked whale was found on a beach in Puerto Rico with ten pounds of twisted plastic in its stomach. The ball of plastic caused the whale to starve to death. It was a juvenile female, and was emaciated due to not eating for days.”
"A whale has died in southern Thailand after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags, officials said, ending an attempted rescue that failed to nurse the mammal back to health."
In Leviathan, Koroni explores a life and death narrative of three marine animals affected by plastic pollution. The dancers embody these mysterious, intelligent and graceful beings. Our approach to non-human character exploration challenges the anthropocentric traditions of art and dance where animals are often reduced to two-dimensional symbols of human drama.
Suite ThreeOhSix - NYC, 2013
Cité de la Mode et du Design - Paris, 2013
Spokane Community College - Spokane, WA 2015
Chez Bushwick - NYC, 2018
Central Park - Tulum, 2018
CHOREOGRAPHY / PERFORMANCE James Koroni & Tracey Katof
ART DIRECTION James Koroni
DEVELOPMENT Tracey Katof
COMPOSER Alec Goldfarb
COSTUME DESIGN Lui Konno