The Animal Suite: Experiments in Vaudeville and Shapeshifting is an ensemble piece featuring
Neal Beasley, Kai Kleinbard, Mina Nishimura, Cori Olinghouse, and Eva Schmidt that explores physical
metamorphosis through vernacular and animal movement languages. The Animal Suite is a tribute to
depression era culture, first re-enacting a famous dance scene from Buster Keaton’s The Playhouse, then
re-assembling this historical imagery.