In this world premiere of a new transmedia work for film, music, and circus arts, she smashed the enclosure explores the ways in which we forget or suppress ourselves to fit some mold, the stories we tell to stay hopeful, and the communal joy and solace we find in our chosen families.
Lesley Mok: composition, percussion, film production
Charmaine Lee: voice
Maya Keren: piano
Aliya Ultan: cello
Gabrielle “Teddy” Ment: circus arts
Eleanor Getz: circus arts
Sophia Herscu: circus arts
she smashed the enclosure will be presented virtually and available for free on a variety of streaming platforms. Roulette’s theater is currently closed for public performances as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the safety measures that Roulette has put in place to keep staff, artists, and the public safe.
Lesley Mok is a drummer, composer, and improviser who continually finds herself among Brooklyn’s most respected musicians and experimentalists. Interested in the ways social conditions shape our beings, Lesley’s work focuses on transposing, augmenting, and overacting humanness to explore ideas about normalcy, alienness, and privilege. Working with artists including Cory Smythe, Tomeka Reid, Immanuel Wilkins, and Adam O’Farrill, Lesley has honed a unique voice as a drummer and percussionist by employing a dynamic range of timbres and orchestrations. Lesley is an alumni of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and the Banff Workshop for Jazz & Creative Music. In 2020, Lesley participated as a Fellow at the New Amsterdam Genre-Fluid Composers Lab and as a member of Mutual Mentorship for Musicians, a collaborative program for womxn artists created by Jen Shyu and Sara Serpa. She has been mentored by Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey, Henry Threadgill, Billy Hart, Danilo Perez, and Terri Lyne Carrington.