Unicorns in the Snow (Julia Vering) of Kansas City and Anna Azizzy of Pittsburgh are touring new solo experimental multimedia works together June 2019'. Vering and Azizzy met last summer while performing together and realized their performances were the perfect pairing.
Unicorns in the Snow's new piece,The Understudy, is an evolving experimental multimedia performance piece that follows a narrator on a tour of different spaces through magical rocks, interactive projections of animated plastic canvas, and immersive video of corn fields and abandoned industrial structures of Kansas City. The work feature collaborations with adults with early stage dementia as narrators, dancers, and actors via video projections while Vering plays processed accordion and synth pedals. Vering hopes to engage both the audience and collaborators in meaning-making and to inspire further collaborations with individuals with disabilities.
Anna Azizzy is a performance artist, video artist and experimental musician from Pittsburgh. Her performance work has includes Gay Foley, Your Name in Corn and Ode to Oksana. She graduated from Carnegie Melon with a the self determined major of Experimental Theater and Sculptural Performance.