Named a must see by Dance Magazine

ProjectileObjects had the honor of serving as a technical and visual collaborator with slowdanger on SUPERCELL. This proscenium-designed piece utilizes a compact wireless camera system, a custom-made fabric drop system (link to blog post), LED sculpture, and various projection mapping elements that evolve throughout the show.

Current Tour Dates 
Available for touring 2024-2026

SUPERCELL is an evening-length multidisciplinary quintet performance, responding to climate change, media sensationalism, desensitization, & environmental collapse. The title refers to supercells, large storms of deep, persistent updrafts often resulting in many tornadoes. While supercells are terrifying, ominous, and harbingers of great damage, they are simultaneously breathtaking environmental events when witnessed from afar. The effect is similar to sensationalist media, instantly amplifying catastrophic events for an insatiable public consumption. 

Photo by Maria Baranova @ The Flea Theater New York, NY

SUPERCELL serves as part 2 in a trilogy of slowdanger works, alongside “VLX” (pt. 1, 2018) and “empathy machine” (pt. 3, 2019). The work will premier in-person in 2023 at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. 

Photo by Maria Baranova @ The Flea Theater New York, NY

After hosting a SUPERCELL technical residency at the National Center for Choreography-Akron earlier this year, NCCAkron Executive/Artistic Director Christy Bolingbroke reflected, “With SUPERCELL, slowdanger has accomplished the best that contemporary art and performance can offer – an embodied experience for the viewer perhaps overwhelmed by processing the enormous weight of today’s issues and the spectrum of feelings that may surface at any moment, even the absolute absurdity of living through these times.”

Supercell promo video.

directed by: 

taylor knight  | anna thompson

SUPERCELL collaborating artists:
Aj Libert |  | Nile Harris

kira shiina | Jasmine Hearn | Christian Warner

SUPERCELL design collaborators:

slowdanger (Sound)
ProjectileObjects (Set and Technology)

Harbour Edney (Lighting)

Mad Recital (Costumes)

Jasmine Hearn (Additional Sound and Bibliography)

advisory committee:

michelle king | Nathan Darity | Jennifer Roberts | Jasmine Hearn | Heather Kelley

project manager:

Joshua Bristow

SUPERCELL is made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Mellon Foundation..

SUPERCELL is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-
commissioned by Kelly Strayhorn Theater and NPN. The Creation & Development Fund is supported by the

Doris Duke Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).
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Funding for the SUPERCELL was provided by the A W Mellon Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation

SUPERCELL  is also supported by the Opportunity Fund, The Heinz Endowments and the PNC Charitable Trusts, with additional residency support from NCCAkron, The Space Upstairs and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dance.



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