Beau Hancock


“Poor Lost Sometimes Boys”

October 5th-7th 2012

Christ Church Neighborhood House


Choreography: Beau Hancock

Performers: Beau Hancock and Scott McPheeters

Composed: H.E. Cicada Brokaw Dennis

Costume Design: Patricia Dominguez

Text: Beau Hancock

Lighting Design: Kathy Kaufmann


For his new work poor lost sometime boys, Beau Hancock drew inspiration from such disparate sources as Allen Ginsberg’s epic poem Howl, David Bowie, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, choreographer Trisha Brown, and the woodland trails surrounding the Silo Residency site in rural Pennsylvania.  The half-hour duet features Hancock and Philadelphia dancer Scott McPheeters, with new music composed by Cicada Brokaw.  Dancer and designerPatricia Dominguez costumed Hancock and McPheeters in their own cast-offs, clothes destined for a thrift shop that are instead magically transformed through Dominquez’s stylish eye.  And from this somewhat queer and certainly complex amalgam of material comes a sexy and enigmatic dance, a dance that offers a peak inside the fantastic world of the poor lost sometime boys.