Looking at the rise of sports entertainment throughout the 20th century, RARA is a real time motion capture performance that builds upon the particular forms of storytelling embedded within the game of football. The mechanics of these athletic narratives have informed generations’ understanding of community, citizenship, and nationalism. Imagining a dystopian future where the economic basis of the American football has collapsed, what becomes of the cheerleader? Improvising her way through a revolving landscape of abandoned arenas, ans propelled by the particular rhythms and tones of popular half time speeches captured in sports drama, RARA playfully speculates on a re-imagined future of the sport through live digital performance and a keen eye on the rhetoric of motivation.

RARA with Langer Over Dickie RARA with Deepfeel.art RARA with Terrain Biennial