Make My Own Machine Work


The Yard, 2017

"Make My Own Machine Work" is a confession on roller skates. A solo developed by Danielle Evelena Doell as part of NEFA-funded research, this piece searches for God, love, and redemption through pop music and eight red wheels.

"MMOMW" was presented as a work-in-progress at ImpulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival and Sh*t Gold: The Deep End at Velocity Dance Center. "MMOMW" premiered at The Yard in September 2018 and has been presented at the 1st rendition of 12 Minutes Max at Base: Experimental Arts Space in Seattle, WA (a program curated by On The Boards and Glen Kawasaki). 

Make My Own Machine Work was a fantastic display of inner struggle with the concepts of god, a yearning for meaning, a working toward self-reliance, and the discovery of wonder. It was utterly entrancing and fresh.” Richael Best, Seattle Dances

Photos by Sally Cohn courtesy of The Yard

Video Link to Premiere at The Yard here.

Video Link to 12 Minutes Max at Base here.