Big Eater Landing

Big Eater

...a dark, and darkly funny, meditation on the human condition in 21st-century America, threaded through with more tender autobiographical elements. -NY TIMES


Known for his deeply intelligent, wildly funny productions, Bessie Award-winning choreographer David Neumann attempts to dance his brain on stage in his newest work BIG EATER. Using dance and theater to examine the way patterns can reveal themselves across phenomena, Neumann grounds his experimental approach in autobiography, weaving and colliding the disparate elements that make up a life: suburbia's proximity to nature, drunkenness, 1980s TV stardom, synthetic biology, 19th century ballet, and the end of the world.

BIG EATER is a multi-disciplinary dance-based work for the performers Natalie Agee, Andrew Dinwiddie, Kennis Hawkins, Neal Medlyn, Weena Pauly and Will Rawls. With video by Richard Sylvarnes, lighting design by Dave Moodey, projections by Bryna Lieberman, costumes by Kaye Voyce, sound design by Katie Down with additonal compositions by Stew.

BIG EATER is a project of Creative Capital and was made possible by the Doris Duke Fund for Dance of the National Dance Project, a program administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Ford Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation.

BIG EATER was created in part at the Emory University Dance Program during a residency funded through the Emory Coca-Cola Artist-in-Residence program and the Emory Center for Creativity and Arts. Residency support also includes: The Baryshnikov Arts Center, White Oak and Hunter College.