Photo Credit Lee Rayment.

The Exponential Festival presents

By What Holds Heat

Who was the last lover you danced with? Was it playful or serious? When you were dancing, was there music? Music like this? Think about how you held them. Was their hand warm? Warm like this? Did their hair feel like mine? Do you still think about them? WIll they be in your life in five years? Who do you want in your life in five years?

Duet-ed is a site-specific, interactive performance on intimacy, fidelity, and desire, comprised of a sequence of one-on-one experiences between a single attendee and a performer.


Created and directed by Cori Marquis & Nic Adams

Production designed by Aaron Amodt

Featuring: Jack Blackmon, Sandie Cheng, Taylor Greatbatch*, Chris Ignacio*, Vanessa Koppel, J Moliere, Taylor Myers, Cristina Pitter*, Nicole Pursell

* These actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. Duet-ed is an Equity-approved showcase.


Upcoming: The Exponential Festival at Vital Joint (January 2019), a work-in-progress showing of Duet-ed was presented at Vital Joint (Brooklyn, NY) for Interrobang:New Works Festival (2017).