The Nautical Yards

Created by force/collision with Rebollar Dance
Directed by John Moletress

The Nautical Yards is an original devised, site-specific dance/theatre performance created by force/collision for The Yards Park, Washington, D.C. Inspired by the rich history and architecture of the Washington Navy Yard, The Nautical Yards chronicles the story of two lovers separated by war and the sea. Drawing on documented accounts of the Navy Yard civilian work force, personal war correspondence and letters and the mythology of water, the performance will make references to the myth of Hero and Leander, West African folklore and the dances of German choreographer Pina Bausch, to name a few. The running time of the performances will be approximately one hour over sunset.

The Nautical Yards is made possible through a partnership with The Yards Park and Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District, as well as by a generous grant from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Creative Team includes Director John Moletress, Composer Daniel Paul Lawson, Choreographer Erica Rebollar/Rebollar Dance, Dance Captain/Assistant Choreographer Ilana Faye Silverstein and Costume Designer Collin Ranney.

Cast for The Nautical Yards:

Sue Jin Song (Children of Medea; Studio Theatre’s Songs From The Dragons Flying To Heaven), Lewis Feemster (Studio Theatre’s Passing Strange), Joshua Sticklin (Keegan Theatre’s Basra Boy), Frank Britton (Washington Shakespeare Company’s Richard III), Erica RebollarBelen Oyola-RebazaLorena SabogalColleen Sproul, Eliza TalbottJulia SmithLauren ScheidtKarin RosnizeckSylvana ChristopherLily RileyManu KumasiMelissa RobinsonRandy SnightSarah EwingGrace Cunningham, Ilana Faye Silverstein, Dane Figueroa EdidiHeather DoyleDaniela GreverathAmber-Jean Tietgens, Alex MauriceAlexia PoeLaura Quiroga and Courtney Ferguson.