Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern + Emilie Leriche
One & One Other (Virtual World Premiere)
In a bizarre play between reality and absurdist fantasy, One & One Other is a divergent dance film offering a window into the secret world that exists on the fringes of our late-night consciousness. At the heart of the film is the mind’s ability to transport us away from the mundane, habitual rhythm of life into the incongruous realm of our imagination; a place that oscillates between the fantastic and the harrowing. One & One Other is Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern and Emilie Leriche’s fifth collaboration together, driven by a shared ambition to push the boundaries of film and dance and uncover how the two media might meet, intersect, and disrupt each other.
Directed and Choreographed by: Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern and Emilie Leriche
Editors: Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern and Emilie Leriche
One & One Other was filmed in part during an artist residency at Baryshnikov Arts Center.
Featuring: Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern and Emilie Leriche
Director of Photography: Bram VanderMark
Producer: Julia Bolt
Assistant Camera: Zhenya Townley, Tom Ford, Terry Ahern
Production Assistant: Riley Lynch
Stylist: Brie Welch
Music: Wolff Bergen, Niki & The Dove
Dramaturg: Megan Wright
Featuring: Jonathan Fredrickson and Maximillian Leopold Deibert
Production Assistant: Lukas Turtur
Director of Photography: Danijel Bogdanic
Composer: Rebecca Foon
Dramaturg: Megan Wright
Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern
Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern is a movement director and performer who emphasizes humanity in his work. Following seven years creating and performing full time with Pilobolus, he moved to Belgium where he spent four years as lead performer and choreographic assistant to choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Now based in Berlin, Shawn engages as a freelance performer, director, and choreographer in diverse projects around the world. Fitzgerald has contributed to more than thirty major productions across a wide range of platforms including three Grammy Award nominated dance films and two Academy Award winning films. He has performed over one thousand live shows in theaters and opera houses worldwide and his work has been seen on live television, in cinemas, and on screen by millions. His latest live choreographic work, Elsewhere, was counted in the Irish Times’ “Best of 2021,” lauded by major print media as, “A radical and timely work”, “Fluidly physical”, and, “Beautifully choreographed.” His independent films have been featured and awarded in film festivals in North America, the UK, Europe, and Asia.
Emilie Leriche is a freelance performer and creator, based in Berlin, Germany. From 2017-2021 she danced with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani under the artistic direction of Katrín Hall Prior to her move to Sweden, Leriche danced four seasons with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago under the direction of Glenn Edgerton.
Beforehand, she danced two seasons in their second company, HS2. In recent years she has created work on Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and ISHIDA dance company. Her latest work Well -a new creation for NDT II- premiered at Korzo Theater in The Hague as a part of NDT’s Up & Coming Choreographers program. She is a part of Yoann Bourgeois’ creative and performance team for his latest collaboration with Patrick Watson. Together, Leriche and Ahern’s project, On Mending, was selected for Orsolina 28’s “Call for Creation” fellowship where the work was originally developed as a dance for film in the spring of 2021. With the generous support of the Princess Grace Foundation, in 2022 the work was developed into a live production at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City. They are thrilled to be returning to BAC to present their next digital work One & One Other.