We are a platform for live performance.
We make work with womxn at the helm.
We put artists in the driver’s seat.
Ninth Planet is a platform for live performance for curious people of all ages, with a focus on amplifying the work of womxn, gender-variant people, and people of color. Our performances are created collaboratively by the ensemble, empowering each individual to impact the process. We experiment with co-authorship and long-form process; creating intentional space for reflection, responsiveness, and deviation. Our shows are designed to activate imagination, self-reflection, and a sense of adventure through the collision of dance, theatre, music, and installation. We aim to support socio-emotional development and togetherness by collaborating directly with the communities we serve. We believe that performance makers are uniquely positioned to help people envision alternative futures through artistic experiences.
Why Ninth Planet?
While we spent most of the 20th century believing a small cold rock was our ninth planet, it turns out a magnificent giant on the outskirts of our solar system may actually hold that title. The mysterious super-planet remains hypothetical and uncharted. This beautiful rock is a contradiction; a radical discovery at the edge of our universe. Likewise, Ninth Planet is a perception flip. A reminder that there is always another truth you haven’t discovered.
Why this spelling of womxn?
Because of our commitment to intersectional feminism and inclusion, Ninth Planet uses the term womxn. We choose to acknowledge and counteract the history of exclusion in many feminist spaces and welcome all womxn-identified peoples and those whose gender-identity is different from that assigned at birth.