Nixies (2005)

(a vignette from “Dance Macabre”)

In German folklore there is a breed of Fae who are barely distinguishable from humans. No wings, no pointed ears, no dresses made of flower petals. The Nixies were lake and river-dwelling faeries. They were particularly associated with the Saal River, and could be recognized by their large, dreadful eyes and by the hems of their skirts that were always dripping wet. As the changeling mythos goes, they had an inclination for kidnapping human children, but what did they do with these human children? Why did they kidnap them?

This piece involved dancers who were soaking wet, fingertip prosthetics, and green-hued body makeup.