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CANCELED: This is How We Remember

Zoe Rabinowitz & Galen Bremer


Categories: Theater, Dance, Film, Music

Dates: September 23, 2023 - September 24, 2023

Run Time: 50 mins

Venue: The Icebox Project Space


This show has been canceled.

This is How We Remember is a meditation on loss and wonder – both personal and collective – and our responsibility to remember ourselves to one another in the face of grief. A live multimedia performance featuring original movement by Mary McGrath and Zoe Rabinowitz, music score by Galen Bremer, lighting design by Connor Sale, text, and video projection on found and fabricated objects, the work bears witness to deterioration and transformation over time. In a period of personal, political, social and environmental dissonance, This is How We Remember offers a space for reflection and revaluation.

Director’s Note: My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimers in 2020. As a displaced and out-of-work artist during this time of global uncertainty, I returned to my childhood home and spent 6 months living with my parents in rural Vermont as we learned to adjust to life with dementia, and widespread disruption. The grief and loss I felt during this period were palpable; yet it also opened me up to an extraordinary amount of beauty that I didn’t have – or make – the space to appreciate during my “normal life”. As the skies emptied of planes and flowers began to bloom, I found myself in the quietude of nature. I was struck by the abundance of the natural world, and the precarity of our place on the planet as the climate crisis threatens the relationship with our original mother – the earth. At the same time, I was faced with the imminent loss of my own mother. All of these themes come together with the performance of This is How We Remember.

Special thanks to the Cape Cod National Seashore in Wellfleet, MA and Champlain Valley, VT; Dragon’s Egg Residency, Marble House Project, Triskelion Arts, Jonathan Zalben, Shayla Vie Jenkins and Samar Haddad King. The creation of This is How We Remember was supported in part by a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council.

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About the Artist

Galen Bremer and Zoe Rabinowitz have been collaborating since 2013. Their work investigates relationships between the body, sound, physical objects, and the spaces they inhabit through site-specific performance, concert dance, film/media, and technology in order to deepen the awareness between audience, performer, and environment. Their work has been presented throughout NYC, regionally and in Austria, Bulgaria, Mexico and South Korea. Together they have been awarded residencies at Marble House (VT), Lake House Studios (Berlin) and Judson Church (NYC), and funding from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund (2015) and Brooklyn Arts Council (2021).

Zoe Rabinowitz (she/her) is an independent dance artist and educator based in Brooklyn, as well as a yoga instructor and Executive Director/Performer with Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre (NYC/Palestine). Zoe graduated from Walnut Hill School for the Arts and The Ailey/Fordham BFA program, with additional studies at De Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Netherlands). For more information visit

Galen Bremer (he/him) is a Brooklyn-based composer, producer, and multimedia artist. His artwork uses noise, synthesis, and listening to explore elements of performance art and technology. He frequently collaborates with choreographers and filmmakers to create films, new media works, and compositions seen+heard at multiple venues in NYC and abroad. Galen is currently an MFA candidate in the Media Scoring program at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema.


  • ChoreographyZoe Rabinowitz in collaboration with Mary McGrath
  • ConceptZoe Rabinowitz and Galen Bremer
  • Direction and DesignZoe Rabinowitz
  • MusicGalen Bremer
  • Lighting DesignConnor Sale
  • VideoGalen Bremer and Zoe Rabinowitz
  • PerformanceMary McGrath and Zoe Rabinowitz

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