pink booth confessions

A performance piece with an original sound score, directed by Millie Heckler, created in collaboration with Movement Artist Britt Ford and Music Producer Schivona Johnson, premiered on Sunday, Feb. 16th, 2020 at Vortex Theater in Austin, TX.

Pink Booth Confessions grapples with the complexity of being sexual human beings. We bring voice to our secrets of shame through our music, dance and communion. Honoring the confusing nature of trauma, we are reminded that answers lie in the effort of continuation and in the practice of speaking up to ourselves and to each other, in any way we can... ultimately, for the purpose of having an honest conversation. 

 

*This work contains mature content.

Video by Zachary Carter

Britt Ford is a movement artist and wordsmith hailing from the mountains of Colorado. She is a lazy sunday morning and a firecracker. She is a collection of memories and nostalgia and things we might rather not remember, but do, and must carry. She is the deepest root, and the thinnest breeze kissing the uppermost canopy. She takes herself and everything around her far too seriously, and is also incredibly lackadaisical. She hopes to become more sensitive, she hopes that for you, too. Britt continues to be a part of evocative, multi-disciplinary work, and is most interested in creating and contributing to genre bending, sensorial experiences.

Schivona Johnson studied marketing at UTSA and received a degree in Audio Production from the Art Institute. She is currently a sound engineer at King Electric, a recording studio she helped deconstruct and rebuild in central Austin. Recently branding Third Eyes Snacks, chocolate and coffee based snacks that improve your energy and boost your mood to help wake, inspire, and nourish the mind’s eye, her mission encourages everyone and anyone to stay woke and tune into YOU.
Photography by Camille A. Breslin

Credits:

Director, Co-Choreographer, Singer+Songwriter, Performer: Millie Heckler

Co-Choreographer, Dramaturg, Performer: Britt Ford 

Music Producer, Live Sound Musician: Schivona Johnson

Costume Designer: PhaeMonae

Musicians: Daniel Durham (bass, vocals), Jan Flemming (keys, vocals), Britt Ford (vocals), Kathy Guerrero (vocals), Millie Heckler (vocals, keys), Matt Judson (drums), Schivona Johnson (keys, synthe bass, vocals), Azul Filho de Luiz (guitar, vocals), Michael Sinclair (horns), Pete Zacherl (drums, vocals)

Lighting Designer: Kendra Wiley

Technical Director: Eliot Fisher

 

Track List (in order):

Daddy by Millie Heckler (vocals), Produced by Schivona Johnson, Musicians: Daniel Durham (bass), Jan Flemming (keys), Matt Judson (drums)

Colder by Millie Heckler (vocals), Produced by Schivona Johnson, Musicians: Daniel Durham (bass, vocals), Jan Flemming (keys, vocals), Britt Ford (vocals), Kathy Guerrero (vocals), Matt Judson (drums), Azul Filho de Luiz (guitar, vocals), Pete Zacherl (drums, vocals)

Fire (Instrumental) by Vince Staples

Accuse Me by Millie Heckler (vocals), Produced by Schivona Johnson, Musicians: Daniel Durham (bass), Jan Flemming (keys), Matt Judson (drums), Schivona Johnson (vocals), Michael Sinclair (trombone, trumpet)

Daddy Live by Millie Heckler (vocals), Featuring vocals by Sherry Heckler

Guess I Haven’t by Millie Heckler (vocals), Played by Schivona Johnson (keys, synthe bass)

Death by Millie Heckler (guitar, vocals), Produced by Schivona Johnson

Woman by Millie Heckler, Played live by Schivona Johnson (synthe bass) and Millie Heckler (keys, vocals)

Bow Music: Shame by Millie Heckler (vocals), Produced by Schivona Johnson, Remixed by C. Dele

Video by Azul Filho de Luiz
Videos by Millie Heckler