Dakota (2005), is a film and performance project. Performed live, Dakota begins with 25 minutes of film, at which point the action shifts from the screen to the stage for an additional 20 minutes, then returns to the screen for the conclusion of the story. This shift from stage to screen parallels a shift from the narrative tensions of the story to the psychological tensions of the character, and occurs at a moment of choice for the protagonist, related to the potential loss of his daughter. The Dakota staging was premiered at PS122 in 2005, prior to the completion of the film. The piece was shown with both film and staging at the Dublin Fringe Festival 2006, where it received the Best Actor Award.
Dakota | Colin Gee