ELVIS EVERYWHERE

Artists like Dendy and Donovan, who hold up multi-faceted mirrors of the world in works like “Elvis Everywhere,” with their wizard-like blends of art, entertainment and searing truth, offer ways to keep on keepin’ on. Without them, we may as well hunker in a bunker.
— Janine Parker THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE
Right after dendy/donovan projects’ American Dance Festival-commissioned, world premiere “Elvis Everywhere” on July 12 in Duke University’s Reynolds Industries Theater, my friend said: “That was amazing.” It was.

dendy/donovan projects’ choreographer Mark Dendy, artistic director Stephen Donovan and six accomplished dancers: Chris Bell, London Brison, Colette Krogol, Frankie Lee lll, Matt Reeves and Mei Yamanaka made it so.

Dendy’s extensive research and choreography in collaboration with the dancers informed this work. And, so did Donovan’s video, sound, lighting and costume designs that included the five sequined Elvis outfits, that he also constructed.
— Susan Broili SUSAN BROILI ARTS

ELVIS EVERYWHERE was commissioned by AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL and developed, in part, in residency at JACOB”S PILLOW. The work premiered at ADF in July 2017, followed by a sold out week at JACOB’S PILLOW in AUGUST 2017.

In May 2018 there were three performances at NEW YORK LIVE ARTS.

Photo by Stephen Donovan


CONCEPTION and ARTISTIC DIRECTION Mark Dendy and Stephen Donovan

CHOREOGRAPHY Mark Dendy in collaboration with the performers

LIGHTING DESIGN David Ferri

COSTUME, VIDEO, SOUND PROP & SET DESIGN Stephen Donovan

PERFORMERS Chris Bell, London Brison, Mark Dendy, Stephen Donovan, Colette Krogol, Frankie Lee III, Matt Reeves, Mei Yamanaka

America is Elvis Presley - the most beautiful, talented, rebellious nation in the history of Earth. And now, you’re in your Vegas years. You’ve squeezed yourself into a white jumpsuit, you’re wheezing your way through “Love Me Tender” and you might be about to pass away bloated on the toilet. But you’re still the King.
— JOHN OLIVER
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Elvis Everywhere is commissioned by ADF with support from Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Dance.

Elvis Everywhere was created in part during a Creative Development Residency at Jacob’s Pillow Dance

Seed work for Elvis Everywhere was created at DANCEworks, Santa Barbara, CA.

Elvis Everywhere is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net