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Emerging and established choreographers of all dance forms showcasing short new work.
Expressions Dance Company performing MOYUBA Choreography by Jenny Efremova
Ishita Mili performing The Elephant Hunter Saga Choreography by Ishita Mili
Luiza Karnas performing InRitmo Choreography by Luiza Karnas
Neville Dance Theatre performing Exposed (excerpt – Section II) Choreography by Brenda R. Neville
Ntrinsik Movement performing Free Indeed (Excerpt 2) Choreography by Michelle Isaac
she mee zoo performing Presenting… Choreography by Caylee Shimizu
Take It Away Dance performing Rhythm and Blues and Shoes Choreography by Pamela Hetherington
Danza Orgánica performing Abuela (excerpt from Melaza) Choreography by Marsha Parrilla
New York City's finest improvisers join forces with the city's finest poets in a unique format: part comedy, part poetry, part theater, part UNPREDICTABILITY. It all begins with an exquisite corpse (aka poem) written collaboratively by the audience. After that the improvisers delve in, building a world around the themes and imagery of the poem, populating it with a cast of characters who are funny, tragic, and in between. Fueling the proceedings is the work of published poets, national slam champions, and up-and-comers from around the world. (Among the cast are performers and poets featured on This American Life, the Onion, and Chicago's Second City.) The whole shebang ends with the performance of a poem inspired by the show and written on the spot.
ALAXSXA | ALASKA is a theatrical collage of multimedia, puppetry, and Central Yup'ik drum and dance, illuminating striking moments of cross-cultural encounter in the epic, changing landscapes of Alaska.
Directed by Ping Chong and Ryan Conarro, ALAXSXA | ALASKA features Conarro and Gary Upay'aq Beaver (Central Yup'ik), along with puppeteer Justin Perkins. The three performers use movement and puppetry to reveal a series of little-known historical narratives of collisions between people and cultures in Alaska. These histories — at times humorous, at times tragic —juxtapose against Beaver and Conarro's own personal memories as "insider" and "outsider" in the Last Frontier.
When internal navigation fails, a lost ant resorts to traveling cross-country by "Antrak" train. ~PLUS~ Constructing an idea of home. A hero's attempt to build shelter and find security. ~PLUS~ Short experimental puppet-dance film with original music. ~PLUS~ A short performance portrait of the prolific painter, poet, and set designer Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944).
The B-Side is based on performer Eric Berryman's interest in the LP Negro Folklore From Texas State Prisons, recorded in 1964 by folklorist Bruce Jackson. The LP features work songs, blues, spirituals, preaching, and toasts performed by a group of inmates on Texas's then-segregated agricultural prison farms. Berryman plays the album and transmits the material live by channeling, via an in-ear receiver, the voices of the men on the record. Accompanying him are Jasper McGruder and Philip Moore. Berryman also provides context from his conversations with Jackson.
In Blood Boundary (the third and final play of Vicki Lynn Mooney's Broken Heart Land trilogy), James, a young man raised in a white family, must examine his life when confronted with his Cherokee mixed-blood relatives. James faces the tough choice to leave to pursue his medical career abroad or stand beside his family in a time of racial oppression during the dark days of 1920s.
Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of the American illustrator, Norman Rockwell, continues her NYC jazz debut at the Metropolitan.
Where do you belong when your government suppresses your basic right to expression? What do you do when your government imprisons you for making art? How would you survive one of the most brutal prison systems in the world?
Belarus Free Theatre combines forces with Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina, who makes her New York stage debut, in a searing performance on how art persists under oppression. Through the prism of persecuted artists who will not be silenced, Burning Doors reveals how artists living under dictatorship illuminate the knife-edge of complacency in democratic societies, reminding us of the true cost of freedom and dangers of inertia.
Cartoon slide shows & other projected pictures, presented by a wide array of comic-strip makers, graphic novelists, and visual artists, as well as luminaries from the downtown New York theater & music worlds!
Featuring Nick Abadzis, Miss Lasko-Gross, Doug Skinner, M. Sweeney Lawless, Matthew Thurber & Shannon Wheeler
1958's big-hearted songbird, Cathy Dresden (as portrayed by Joe Hartman), brings her nostalgic brand of mirth and merriment to Manhattan. She'll belt out a few tunes, tell stories, and ponder what it means to be an "old-fashioned" girl.
Cathy Dresden: An Old-Fashioned Girl gently lampoons the conventions and customs of the late-'50s while paying tribute to the music and the vocalists who make it so memorable. Cathy is assisted by Michael Hicks on piano, accordion, and additional vocals.
When John takes a break from his boyfriend, he accidentally meets the girl of his dreams. John has to make a decision, and there is only one way to straighten this out...
La MaMa will celebrate Charles Ludlam and the Theatrical Ridiculous Company's legacy and work with live panelists, video tributes, and the presentation of rare footage and photos in the Ellen Stewart Theatre.
Moderator: Sean F. Edgecomb (author of Charles Ludlam Lives! Charles Busch, Bradford Louryk, Taylor Mac, and the Queer Legacy of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company)
Panelists include: Everett Quinton, Black Eyed Susan, Lola Pashalinski, John Jesurun & Taylor Mac
Early Shaker Spirituals is based on a 1976 album of Shaker songs recorded by the sisters of the Shaker community in Sabbathday Lake, Maine. The album Early Shaker Spirituals has been in the Wooster Group's collection since the early 1980s, when Elizabeth LeCompte, Kate Valk, and other members of the company visited the Sabbathday Lake Shaker community and met with Sister R. Mildred Barker, who sings on the album. The piece features LeCompte, Cynthia Hedstrom, Frances McDormand, Bebe Miller, and Suzzy Roche, who channel the voices of the Shaker singers from the album via in-ear receivers to give a new live rendering to the songs. Complementing the songs are dances in which the singers are joined by Matthew Brown, Modesto Jimenez, Bobby McElver, and Andrew Schneider. Jamie Poskin serves as interlocutor, reading from the album's liner notes.
The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, Inc. (The Clemente) will host Fearless, a series featuring LGBTQ artists presenting works in direct response to the tragedy in Orlando and continuing attacks against the LGBTQ community. Connected by the theme of understanding and unity, these events will be spread throughout our 2017-18 season. Artists will have time and space to fully dedicate themselves to the creation of their own artistic work, while contributing to an intercultural exchange among a supportive community of artists in Manhattan's culturally and artistically vibrant Lower East Side.
When 23-year-old performer Walker Vreeland took a job as a lead singer for Norwegian Cruise Lines in 2003, he could never have imagined the voyage that lay ahead. Boarding the Bermuda-bound ship would precipitate a mental breakdown so severe, he would wind up months later at Johns Hopkins Hospital's Mood Disorder Psychiatric Ward. From Ship to Shape is a tragicomic autobiographical monologue about one young man's struggle with mental illness in today's world.
Tony-nominated punk ballerina Karole Armitage creates a gritty street-influenced comedy on the delights of Halloween with her company, Armitage Gone! Dance. Designed to appeal to adults as well as to young people and their families, the dancers and puppets move to a musical cornucopia including NoWave New York punk, Wyclef Jean, Fats Waller, a Ray Bradbury text, and original music by Terry Dame. Costumes and an installation are by fashion designer Peter Speliopoulos, with additional costumes by Madame Secretary designer Jon Cos Coskunses. The production mixes influences from Disney's 1929 herky-jerky animation and the Haitian Carnival.
The three Gods of society find great interest in a young inventor.
Addie has a dragon problem, but perhaps it's not the dragon they should fear.
An original goth rock score performed with marionettes weaves a story of sex and drug addiction set in the 1990s' NYC goth club scene.
A whale visits a canvas. A poetic exploration of a sense of arrival and departure.
In this seminar, the complicated process of friendship-making will finally be demystified as we explain, step by step, such topics as: smiling, making eye contact, shaking hands, etc. Never embarrass yourself in social situations again!
A story reveals the illusion of one's identity in Derek DelGaudio's modern allegory, In & Of Itself. New ways of seeing the unseeable are explored, as memories from yesterday, inexplicable events witnessed today, and secrets imagined for tomorrow all blend together, creating a perpetual paradox of a show. The writer and producers of Nothing to Hide reunite with executive producer Neil Patrick Harris to present this theatrical experience directed by Frank Oz.
A politico's daughter is murdered in a drug-infested squat in Manhattan's Lower East Side. The newspapers go wild over the sensational crime. In this interactive live murder mystery game, you become a rookie cop and canvas the neighborhood in the atmosphere of a fun interactive outdoor NYC theater. Your task is to interrogate key players and gather clues to crack the case before the commissioner replaces the chief and shuts down the precinct. Watch each other's backs as you encounter the neighborhood's junkies, hookers, pimps, corrupt cops, and mobsters.
The content in the Lombardi Case 1975 is a very realistic look at the underworld on NYC in the mid-1970s. We pride ourselves in being authentic to the reality of the characters we are portraying. With this in mind, we must inform the audience of the experience's "R" rating. If you are uncomfortable with some harsh language and racy content, please try one of our other shows.
In the wee hours of the night, siblings are found dead in their tenement. With the air rife with foul play, you enter an interactive murder mystery where you help crack a case based on a real unsolved crime from the 1870s. Your investigation takes you on an NYC scavenger hunt through the underbelly of the 5 points where you encounter unsavory characters, discover clues, confront suspects, and mete out the justice that the slain victims deserve.
In 1965, Life magazine published an astonishing photo essay of two New York City junkies, John and Karen, shot by iconic photojournalist Bill Eppridge. These pictures, the most controversial that Life had ever published, shocked readers by bringing the grim reality of addiction into the American living room. Inspired by these photographs, LIT's creative director Carlo D'Amore explores the potential immersive theater has as a tool for empathic connection. With Live In Theater, these photographs will now come alive.
The infamous "Needle Park" is the backdrop for an interactive journey where 14 participants are immersed in the world of John and Karen. You will traverse the Lower East Side and play roles: friends, family, fellow drug addicts, as you bond and become complicit in the love story at the heart of these "two lives lost to heroin."
This semiautobiographical romp follows Amy Stiller's quest to reclaim her spiritual and emotional integrity as the only unknown person in a family of celebrities. Losing herself in the arms of an insecure comedian on the rise in Hollywood, and ending up as a patient to a therapist with challenges of her own, she seeks to reconnect to the magic of her childhood and find her own creative path in a culture that values celebrity above all else. She learns to "just trust" that she is enough.
A cabaret based on the work and life of Dr. Maya Angelou. Her work notably speaks to the deepest parts of the human condition as she cunningly bridges the gap between different walks of life. Subjects of loss and struggle feature prominently in her pieces while she always manages to show you the "rainbow in the sky." We encourage the audience to sit back and take a journey through life's hurdles as we use different performances to find the joy, confidence, and love that Dr. Angelou said resides in all of us. Watch as new possibilities are discovered through song, dance, acting, and spoken word.
Stranded on an island, loneliness is your only friend. ~PLUS~ A detective finds himself a deadly poker game — what story do the cards tell? ~PLUS~ A tale of two workers witnessing calamity through corporate emails and descriptive office supplies. ~PLUS~ Through movement, shadow, video projection, and objects, PLACE (No Place) conjures places present and lost.
Hello, World! I'm Rebeccah. I call myself a dancer. I mostly look like a dancer. But I don't entirely fit. My outline's all wrong. I'm too tall. I'm knock-kneed. I have a hole in the back of my head. But you can have my torso. It's perfect. And you can have my stories, too. Tonight I'll perform them for you from memory…almost. We may need some help along the way.
The internationally acclaimed performance artist Tim Miller shares stories of his family trees and the hidden gay histories that live among the branches. Mixing sex and politics, humor and hope, Miller charts the growth of queer citizenship in America and the new challenge of being rooted in resistance to today's Trumped-up political environment.
Rooted is about New York history and Miller's family stories that plant him in the Empire State with stops along the way at a NYC wedding day, a queer history of hurting hearts, the Department of Homeland Security, the DNA roots that lead Miller to central New York, and an '80s power rock epiphany on a NY farm road in Yates County. Rooted is a funny and charged story of the times we are living in.
A pretty ordinary white nationalist family falls into a muddy and desperate identity crisis when they are attacked by La Contaminación Cultural. Their sense of language, grammar, and origin gets altered, making them confused about who they really are.
I Am a Boys Choir proudly presents a real live history show performed by a community of intergenerational performers. This Is What You Shall Do… is a spectacle of pageant and pageantry that opens up a queer past hundreds of centuries old —a history that is concrete, veiled, and/or totally imagined. But "What is the past?" you may ask. "And how does now begin and end?" And most importantly, "Will there be a quiz?" This Is What You Shall Do… explains the presence of the present, exploding outward to a place where time loses linearity, the future is now, and the past is covered in stardust.
Choreographer Alessandro Sciarroni returns to Crossing the Line Festival with the New York premiere of the second part of his Will you still love me tomorrow? trilogy. In this contemplative work on the passage of time, four jugglers start nonchalantly tossing pins, building to a thrilling spectacle while Pablo Esbert Lilienfeld DJs live. This new performance embodies the drama and artistry of the juggler's struggle — against gravity, against their weary bodies, against the potential for failure in every toss.
A collaboration between Teatro Patologico and ZCO/DANCEPROJECT Written and directed by Dario D'Ambrosi Choreography by Zazel O'Garra
Upside Down narrates the story of a young, able-bodied woman who accidentally enters a world populated by people who dress, act, and move in the opposite way — a world that contradicts "normality." Performed by a cast of actors with disabilities, this production upends the concept of daily life, social norms, and diversity.
Told in their own words, Village Voices is a series of interviews with real-life characters in New York's West Village examining firsthand accounts of events including the Stonewall Riots, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and life as a homeless trans youth in 21st-century America. The underprivileged and forgotten, these interviews bring to life an unknown world that is at times heartbreaking but always gilded with hope and triumph in the face of overwhelming odds.