Alexa J. Rittichier

artist
Collaboration

Collecting Ourselves

Collecting Ourselves is a collaborative creative process, a performance and a book. It is a frontier in thinking and acting. Collecting Ourselves addresses the individualism of our culture and fosters a collective lifestyle that builds community and addresses creativity as a group process.

Through the eight month creative process of artistic cross-training and physical activity, experiences were used to grow a shared body memory and contribute to the evolution of a collective body. The artists’ book This is the Body You are Going Home With that accompanies the performance is a collection of the writing and imagery produced by the group process. This document is a concrete representation of the ephemeral time and space spent together in the creation of the performance. A combination of spontaneous and established movement practices with automatic writing, the performance, Collecting Ourselves: Bone Stacking, is an expansion of the time the ensemble has spent together and is a remembrance of the journey.

People On a Stage is the seven member ensemble led by Alexa J. Rittichier as Artistic Director and includes Lydia Feuerhelm, Jenny Garnett, Emily Rose, Courtney St.Clair, Michael Chad St. John, and Don Widmer.

*photos by Chip Duggan

People On a Stage performed Collecting Ourselves: Bone Stacking in Stanford, California, at PSi19: Now Then: Performance and Temporality on June 29, 2013! A big thank you to all of our supporters who made this amazing experience possible:

Bryan Saner
Allison Tiechart
The Webster Family
Stephanie & Derek Nicol
Emily D’Annunzio
Laura Long
Kim St.Clair
Nic King Ruley
Hoodie
Nicole Jung
Tammyan Starr
Michelle Korte Leccia
Kimberly Klask
Kammie Bass
Shar Pont
Haley Nagy
Sarah McEneany
Allison Christen
Megan Murphey-Sanchez
Matt & Lori Feuerhelm
Lauren Bartholet
Chris & Gini Duggan
Stephen DeSantis
Andrea & Chris Boeyink
Andrew Long
Heather Brown
Ron & Carma Rittichier

Collecting Ourselves

Collecting Ourselves is a collaborative creative process, a performance and a book. It is a frontier in thinking and acting. Collecting Ourselves addresses the individualism of our culture and fosters a collective lifestyle that builds community and addresses creativity as a group process.

Through the eight month creative process of artistic cross-training and physical activity, experiences were used to grow a shared body memory and contribute to the evolution of a collective body. The artists’ book This is the Body You are Going Home With that accompanies the performance is a collection of the writing and imagery produced by the group process. This document is a concrete representation of the ephemeral time and space spent together in the creation of the performance. A combination of spontaneous and established movement practices with automatic writing, the performance, Collecting Ourselves: Bone Stacking, is an expansion of the time the ensemble has spent together and is a remembrance of the journey.

People On a Stage is the seven member ensemble led by Alexa J. Rittichier as Artistic Director and includes Lydia Feuerhelm, Jenny Garnett, Emily Rose, Courtney St.Clair, Michael Chad St. John, and Don Widmer.

*photos by Chip Duggan

People On a Stage performed Collecting Ourselves: Bone Stacking in Stanford, California, at PSi19: Now Then: Performance and Temporality on June 29, 2013! A big thank you to all of our supporters who made this amazing experience possible:

Bryan Saner
Allison Tiechart
The Webster Family
Stephanie & Derek Nicol
Emily D’Annunzio
Laura Long
Kim St.Clair
Nic King Ruley
Hoodie
Nicole Jung
Tammyan Starr
Michelle Korte Leccia
Kimberly Klask
Kammie Bass
Shar Pont
Haley Nagy
Sarah McEneany
Allison Christen
Megan Murphey-Sanchez
Matt & Lori Feuerhelm
Lauren Bartholet
Chris & Gini Duggan
Stephen DeSantis
Andrea & Chris Boeyink
Andrew Long
Heather Brown
Ron & Carma Rittichier

Corporeal Residue

Director: Alexa J. Rittichier
Editor: Chip Duggan
Choreography: Alexa J. Rittichier & dancers
Sound: Alexa J. Rittichier
Dancers: Melissa Driscoll, Lydia Feurlhelm, Ruth Madden, Emily Rose
Camera 1: Alexa J. Rittichier
Camera 2: Michael Chad St. John
Camera 3: Annette Katsch
Camera 4: Tyler Lepp
Production Assistants: Annette Katsch & Michael Chad St. John
Project Advisor: Mat Rappaport & Kyle Seguin

Coloring Pages

Sunset Series, November 2008
Fibers on paper, each 30″wx22″h
The four fibers works, inspired by the autumnal sunsets of Northwest Ohio, were made as stand alone pieces and to be used as background images for a video collaboration with Open Window Dance Company and Sea Lion Studios.

 

Coloring Pages, April 2009
A collaboration with Tammy Metz Starr and Open Window Dance Company on the dance work Coloring Pages, presented as part of Cleveland Public Theater’s DanceWorks ’09. Rittichier designed and created various props and costumes for the show: grass woman’s headpiece, mask and costume embellishments, hoop dresses, flower pots, tree woman’s branch attachments, “icicle” doorways, and dolls.

Cinders Rising

Cinders Rising, 2009
Musician, Composer: Leora Gardner (musician, composer)
Producer, Director, Videographer, Editor: Deb Gregory
Choreographer, Performer, Costume: Alexa J. Rittichier

Coloring Pages

Sunset Series, November 2008
Fibers on paper, each 30″wx22″h
The four fibers works, inspired by the autumnal sunsets of Northwest Ohio, were made as stand alone pieces and to be used as background images for a video collaboration with Open Window Dance Company and Sea Lion Studios.

 

Coloring Pages, April 2009
A collaboration with Tammy Metz Starr and Open Window Dance Company on the dance work Coloring Pages, presented as part of Cleveland Public Theater’s DanceWorks ’09. Rittichier designed and created various props and costumes for the show: grass woman’s headpiece, mask and costume embellishments, hoop dresses, flower pots, tree woman’s branch attachments, “icicle” doorways, and dolls.

Collecting Ourselves

Collecting Ourselves is a collaborative creative process, a performance and a book. It is a frontier in thinking and acting. Collecting Ourselves addresses the individualism of our culture and fosters a collective lifestyle that builds community and addresses creativity as a group process.

Through the eight month creative process of artistic cross-training and physical activity, experiences were used to grow a shared body memory and contribute to the evolution of a collective body. The artists’ book This is the Body You are Going Home With that accompanies the performance is a collection of the writing and imagery produced by the group process. This document is a concrete representation of the ephemeral time and space spent together in the creation of the performance. A combination of spontaneous and established movement practices with automatic writing, the performance, Collecting Ourselves: Bone Stacking, is an expansion of the time the ensemble has spent together and is a remembrance of the journey.

People On a Stage is the seven member ensemble led by Alexa J. Rittichier as Artistic Director and includes Lydia Feuerhelm, Jenny Garnett, Emily Rose, Courtney St.Clair, Michael Chad St. John, and Don Widmer.

*photos by Chip Duggan

People On a Stage performed Collecting Ourselves: Bone Stacking in Stanford, California, at PSi19: Now Then: Performance and Temporality on June 29, 2013! A big thank you to all of our supporters who made this amazing experience possible:

Bryan Saner
Allison Tiechart
The Webster Family
Stephanie & Derek Nicol
Emily D’Annunzio
Laura Long
Kim St.Clair
Nic King Ruley
Hoodie
Nicole Jung
Tammyan Starr
Michelle Korte Leccia
Kimberly Klask
Kammie Bass
Shar Pont
Haley Nagy
Sarah McEneany
Allison Christen
Megan Murphey-Sanchez
Matt & Lori Feuerhelm
Lauren Bartholet
Chris & Gini Duggan
Stephen DeSantis
Andrea & Chris Boeyink
Andrew Long
Heather Brown
Ron & Carma Rittichier

Cinders Rising

Cinders Rising, 2009
Musician, Composer: Leora Gardner (musician, composer)
Producer, Director, Videographer, Editor: Deb Gregory
Choreographer, Performer, Costume: Alexa J. Rittichier

Collecting Ourselves

Collecting Ourselves is a collaborative creative process, a performance and a book. It is a frontier in thinking and acting. Collecting Ourselves addresses the individualism of our culture and fosters a collective lifestyle that builds community and addresses creativity as a group process.

Through the eight month creative process of artistic cross-training and physical activity, experiences were used to grow a shared body memory and contribute to the evolution of a collective body. The artists’ book This is the Body You are Going Home With that accompanies the performance is a collection of the writing and imagery produced by the group process. This document is a concrete representation of the ephemeral time and space spent together in the creation of the performance. A combination of spontaneous and established movement practices with automatic writing, the performance, Collecting Ourselves: Bone Stacking, is an expansion of the time the ensemble has spent together and is a remembrance of the journey.

People On a Stage is the seven member ensemble led by Alexa J. Rittichier as Artistic Director and includes Lydia Feuerhelm, Jenny Garnett, Emily Rose, Courtney St.Clair, Michael Chad St. John, and Don Widmer.

*photos by Chip Duggan

People On a Stage performed Collecting Ourselves: Bone Stacking in Stanford, California, at PSi19: Now Then: Performance and Temporality on June 29, 2013! A big thank you to all of our supporters who made this amazing experience possible:

Bryan Saner
Allison Tiechart
The Webster Family
Stephanie & Derek Nicol
Emily D’Annunzio
Laura Long
Kim St.Clair
Nic King Ruley
Hoodie
Nicole Jung
Tammyan Starr
Michelle Korte Leccia
Kimberly Klask
Kammie Bass
Shar Pont
Haley Nagy
Sarah McEneany
Allison Christen
Megan Murphey-Sanchez
Matt & Lori Feuerhelm
Lauren Bartholet
Chris & Gini Duggan
Stephen DeSantis
Andrea & Chris Boeyink
Andrew Long
Heather Brown
Ron & Carma Rittichier

Coloring Pages

Sunset Series, November 2008
Fibers on paper, each 30″wx22″h
The four fibers works, inspired by the autumnal sunsets of Northwest Ohio, were made as stand alone pieces and to be used as background images for a video collaboration with Open Window Dance Company and Sea Lion Studios.

 

Coloring Pages, April 2009
A collaboration with Tammy Metz Starr and Open Window Dance Company on the dance work Coloring Pages, presented as part of Cleveland Public Theater’s DanceWorks ’09. Rittichier designed and created various props and costumes for the show: grass woman’s headpiece, mask and costume embellishments, hoop dresses, flower pots, tree woman’s branch attachments, “icicle” doorways, and dolls.

Cinders Rising

Cinders Rising, 2009
Musician, Composer: Leora Gardner (musician, composer)
Producer, Director, Videographer, Editor: Deb Gregory
Choreographer, Performer, Costume: Alexa J. Rittichier

Coloring Pages

Sunset Series, November 2008
Fibers on paper, each 30″wx22″h
The four fibers works, inspired by the autumnal sunsets of Northwest Ohio, were made as stand alone pieces and to be used as background images for a video collaboration with Open Window Dance Company and Sea Lion Studios.

 

Coloring Pages, April 2009
A collaboration with Tammy Metz Starr and Open Window Dance Company on the dance work Coloring Pages, presented as part of Cleveland Public Theater’s DanceWorks ’09. Rittichier designed and created various props and costumes for the show: grass woman’s headpiece, mask and costume embellishments, hoop dresses, flower pots, tree woman’s branch attachments, “icicle” doorways, and dolls.

Corporeal Residue

Director: Alexa J. Rittichier
Editor: Chip Duggan
Choreography: Alexa J. Rittichier & dancers
Sound: Alexa J. Rittichier
Dancers: Melissa Driscoll, Lydia Feurlhelm, Ruth Madden, Emily Rose
Camera 1: Alexa J. Rittichier
Camera 2: Michael Chad St. John
Camera 3: Annette Katsch
Camera 4: Tyler Lepp
Production Assistants: Annette Katsch & Michael Chad St. John
Project Advisor: Mat Rappaport & Kyle Seguin

Coloring Pages

Sunset Series, November 2008
Fibers on paper, each 30″wx22″h
The four fibers works, inspired by the autumnal sunsets of Northwest Ohio, were made as stand alone pieces and to be used as background images for a video collaboration with Open Window Dance Company and Sea Lion Studios.

 

Coloring Pages, April 2009
A collaboration with Tammy Metz Starr and Open Window Dance Company on the dance work Coloring Pages, presented as part of Cleveland Public Theater’s DanceWorks ’09. Rittichier designed and created various props and costumes for the show: grass woman’s headpiece, mask and costume embellishments, hoop dresses, flower pots, tree woman’s branch attachments, “icicle” doorways, and dolls.