Blue Name


BLUE NAME is made for an intimate space, and an intimate audience. It is an investigation into the language of dance, and the pure communicative power of movement. This is a solo show of dances compiled over 18 month of investigating what it means to dance in front of people and to share an experience of being alive in the world.
Created and performed by Silas Riener. Lighting design by Davison Scandrett. Music composed by Jesse Stiles. 

Premiere: October 14, 2015 at The Chocolate Factory

Performances: October 14-28, 2015 at The Chocolate Factory

Choreography: Silas Riener

Lighting Design: Davison Scandrett

Music: Jesse Stiles


Photographs by Madeline Best.


Silas Riener researched, developed and honed Blue Name with financial, administrative and residency support from the Dance in Process Program at Gibney Dance with funds provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Carnegie Mellon University’s Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. Additional support provided Princeton University, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation Late Stage Production Stipend, and the Jerome Foundation.