Three Bagatelles for the Righteous is a suite of three dances to sound bytes of political and religious leaders, including: Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole, Bill Clinton and Pat Robertson. The piece explores the dichotomy of our leaders’ promises and the reality of the average American’s predicament. Leading into the 2004 presidential election the company revisited this work, excerpting and updating the roles of Bob Dole and Bill Clinton with John Kerry and George W Bush.
Original Premiere: Playhouse 91, New York City – 1996
Restaging: The Joyce Theatre, New York City – 2004
Concept and Direction: Jane Comfort
Choreography: Jane Comfort and Company
Costumes: Liz Prince
Lighting Design: David Ferri
The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and the Harkness Foundation for Dance. Part I: Bites was originally commissioned by Agnes Scott College, with funds from the Martha Wilson Kessler Dance Program.