The Kennedy Center

Company E



(In)Security is an immersive performance simultaneously occurring on the North and South Millennium Stages and throughout the Grand Foyer. Audience members are welcome to choose a single vantage point or move throughout the performance freely.

Conceived, Directed, and Produced by Paul Gordon Emerson
Written by Paul Gordon Emerson
with Gavin Stewart and Olga Sunyaikina
Original Score by Gavin Stewart
with additional music by Dimitri Shostakovich, the Drifters,
and traditional songs from Russia and the United States
Choreography by:
United States side: Robert J. Priore and Abby Leithart
with Ryan Carlough, Tara Ashley Compton, Tristan Griffin,
Albert J. Guevara and Christine Motta
Soviet side: Kathryn Sydell Pilkington, Arman Bayev,
Diana Amalfitano and Paul Gordon Emerson
with Mere Hermann, Julia Battist, Kristina Ancil Edwards
and Philip Baraiodan
Film and Media by Paul Gordon Emerson
with Aidan Katsumi Dunning
Costumes by Marija Djordjevic
Lighting and Technical Design by Ari Korb and Owen Burke
Musical Performances by Michelle Fowlin and Wanzhen Li
Danced by:
Diana Amalfitano, Philip Baraoidan, Julia Battist, Arman Bayev,
Alicia Canterna, Ryan Carlough, Tara Ashley Compton, Kristina Ancil Edwards, Tristan Griffin, Albert J.
Guevara, Meredith Hermann,
Abby Liethart, Christine Motta, Kathryn Sydell Pilkington, and
Robert J. Priore

With With Emily Ames, Ellie Bernstein, Marcia Burns, Shaela Davis, Joey Day, Rebekah Fresco, Imani Gaston, Liset Godoy, Kevin Guy, Letitia Hays, Michelle Hayes, Etta Hulcher, Katharine Nace, Taylor Pasquale, Brynna Shank, Shelley Siller, Chanel Smith, Courtney Steininger, Beth Whelan, and Susie Wopat

(In)Security: Or, Jack and Nikki do the Cold War Tango was commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of the 2016-2017 festival JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy. Further funding provided by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Company E