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Design by J. H. Padeo

© 2019 JOAN H. PADEO


MiMoDa Studio Theater // 10 min

Every decision you’ve ever made brings you to this current moment in time. When confronted by situations that reveal who you are, you cannot hide from yourself. You exist in an infinite number of alternate realities; in other spaces and times, you exist with choices explored differently. A slightly alternate you. SONGBIRD is experienced through a twelve part chorus and six dancers: six individual branches of “you.”


‘I exist,’ In thousands of agonies– I exist.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (1880)

Concept, Direction & Choreography

Joan Padeo 


Iris Company:  Bryanna Brock, Joan Padeo, Shane Raiford, Madison Shelpuk (Guest Artist), Carissa Songhorian, Jamal Wade


Jaco Wong // Performed by C3LA Choir


MiMoDa Studio Theater November 2019

Iris Company's Artistic Director, Sophia Stoller, selected four company members to choreograph for BREATH + BODY, an evening of collaborations between dance and chorus. Once the choreographers were selected, they were then paired with a member of C3LA Choir to collaborate. SONGBIRD is the product between choreographer, Joan Padeo and composer, Jaco Wong.