Passive Aggressive Novelty Company (PANoCo) makes performances that counterpoint the over-storied, over-commercialized "reality" of contemporary life. In misappropriating the linguistics of dance, music, theatre, video, art, animation, and poetry, intimate, multi-sensory experiences are constructed that ask audiences to slow down, open up, and take nothing for granted.
In addition to sharing original performances, PANoCo is also actively involved in helping others explore the process of creation, leading workshops and residencies with students of all ages and backgrounds. Like the work itself, the goal is to challenge participants’ expectations of what a performance can be, with a focus on discovering unique connections between form and content.
Andy Russ (artistic director) is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and active generalist, based in Providence, RI.