Everybody Knows This Is Now Here

Mountain Empire Performance Collective

Premiere:  2014, presented as a part of the 2014 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe. Additional performances at Movement Research (NY), Workbench (MA), Trillium Collective (WV), Open Flight (WA), and Salon Showings (VA, MA), Spring 2014.

Choreography by Eliza Larson and Rachel Rugh

Performed by Eliza Larson and Rachel Rugh with Emily German and Annie McGhee (video)


The Great American Road Trip goes virtual through contemporary dance.  Developed primarily via Skype, this multimedia performance explores physical and virtual distance through the lens of female friendship and cross country travel.  Blending dance, film, personal story and song, the performers search for home in the digital age.   Featuring Mountain Empire members Eliza Larson and Rachel Rugh, as well as video appearances by guest artists Emily German and Annie McGhee. 

funny and sweet. Without trying too hard
— Washington Post