That Which Lies Beneath
(2004) is an evening length work on mortality and Westward migration. The piece uses historic letters and newspaper articles on early San Francisco, excepts from a novel based on those buried in Oakland’s Mountain View Cemetery, and a video shot on location in the cemetery, as well as live dance.


Choreography: Megan Nicely
Performance: Audrey Cooper, Cari Delaplane, Deborah Miller, Megan Nicely,
Text/Performance: Salvatore Prestianni
Music/Performance: Angela Bausch
Video Design: Megan Nicely
Lighting Design: Allen Willner

Performance History: June 2004, Noh Space, San Francisco

Support: SF Arts Commission, Zellerbach Family Foundation