Soil Desire People Dance

Presented by Automata and The Velaslavasay Panorama.

Friday, November 18, 2011 - 8:00pm

 A production of GREAT SMALL WORKS

Created & Performed by Mark Sussman, Roberto Rossi,

Jesse Orr and Max Kelly.


Friday, November 18 & Saturday, November 19, 2011
8 o’clock PM
Tickets $15 {$12 VPES Members, Students, Seniors}
Advance tickets available at

Soil Desire People Dance is inspired by the poetry and prose texts of the writer W.G. Sebald, and the current episodes are taken from Sebald's After Nature, published posthumously in 2002. The through-line of the productions concerns the persistence of material objects through the passage of history, and is narrated from the point of view of displaced object-manipulators attempting to reconstruct a lost world from surviving fragments and discovering the extent to which much of human history is lost to us. Soil Desire People Dance is a fusion of low-tech and tactile with real-time video processing.