Mandy’s compositions take place in a world thick with ritual and altered possibilities. They might happen just about any place – from the theater to the circus to a nearby tree or a coffee shop. She has used her incisive choreographic eye to help bring productions to fruition in partnership with companies from dance to circus to theater to hybrid forms of all stripes. She has an abiding obsession with tying herself in knots, with bird women, with unexpected intimacies, with following the thread of a question way too far, with the subterranean and the monstrous.
“Pull” for Aerial Street View. Produced by Frequent Flyers Productions. Music: Chimney Choir. Performers: Maya Muenzer, Angela Folz, Angela Delsanter, Sarah Harrison
“Tree of Life” in dress rehearsal for A.I.: Aerial Ingenuity. Produced by Frequent Flyers Productions. Music: “Prelude” by Joep Beving. Performers: Valerie Morris, Angela Delsanter, Angela Folz, Mimi Ke, Maya Muenzer, Alysha Perrin, Sarah Harrison, Megan Cattau
Rope Angel, from “Birds of Paradise / The Offing.” Sound: Michael Feld. Performer: Larissa Sheldon
“Yellowstone” music video for Miles Wilder.
Knot Score, from “Birds of Paradise / The Offing.” Sound: Michael Feld Performers: Larissa Sheldon, Mandy Hackman, Elena Callahan