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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.
Habits, relationships, belief systems, memories — our histories walk among us. And to ignore them is to be haunted by them. Taja Lindley's The Bag Lady Manifesta is an immersive, participatory experience filled with striking visuals and dynamic movement. Audiences are invited to (re)consider what to let go of and what to remember. The Bag Lady is a living Sankofa, of movement, song, theater, and ritual — with the intention to build a collective memory and to create a just future for all.
A documentary play composed of interviews with college students about their experiences with formal sex education both in and out of the classroom, Blanket Statement is a compilation of verbatim monologues — stories of awkward conversations and confusing interactions, of shame and fear, joy and satisfaction. Inspired by consciousness-raising, the show is political, educational, and cathartic, intended to combat stigma and to promote conversation and open discourse. Such work is crucial at any time and especially now, amid a political and cultural climate that threatens to eliminate access to sexual literacy and health care.
A true story based on the writings and letters of Reginald "Regy" Brett and Charles "Chat" Williamson, along with their classmates Elliot and Beak, during their final year at Eton College in 1870s England. Under the controversially progressive guidance of their tutor, esteemed scholar William Johnson Cory, the four students discover their relationships and sexual identity. As the year continues, they are faced with the brutal realities of life beyond the isolated walls of school while embarking on a journey of self-discovery to find the bravery to love in a world that is often unloving.
Shackled by restraints of reality, Frida finds herself unable to paint. In a moment of desperation, she rediscovers her life source — the other Frida.
A performance art piece that explores the idea of finding an independent voice and freedom through female lineage and relationships.
Toney Brown has fashioned an experimental play based on A Crack Up at the Race Riots by Harmony Korine. The play meditates on the Artaudian notion of psychology and suicide, focusing on how the term "mad" is thrust upon those who dare to speak unbearable truths to society. Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival will present the piece August 27 to September 16, directed by Brown.
The text of the play is taken directly from the novel and is brought to life on stage with a cast of seven performers. The play starts off with Tupac Shakur reading a letter to his mother followed by several vignettes, occasionally with Shakur interrupting with another letter to a different recipient. Each vignette contains a story of a unique individual in the community, ranging from a 19-year-old crack dealer discussing literature with his ex-high school librarian to a son recounting the abusive relationship his mother and father had over the years. At the end, the performers kill themselves.
Eleanora Duse Dies in Pittsburgh is a short dark comedy written by Don Nigro about the terror and holiness of theater. Famous Italian actress Eleanora Duse finds herself regretful of her past actions and attempts to find some sort of relief, only to be pestered by the comedic interactions of other famous characters around her, leaving her more uncertain of her eventual fate. The actress would like to mend affairs with her daughter, Enrichetta, whom she abandoned for a career upon the stage. But the chaos of the unwelcome intruders frightens and confuses Enrichetta, prompting her to leave her mother once again. Just as all looks lost and unresolved, Duse's companion Desiree introduces her to an aspiring actress named Eva (based on Eva Le Gallienne), who is terrified and nervous about "telling lies" and desecrating the holiness of the theater. Duse realizes then that despite being unworthy of the holy theater stage, it is all she truly has. And that is the paradoxical nature of life and death, light and dark.
Choreographers working in all dance forms workshop 25- to 35-minute pieces on a shared bill curated around the theme "Awareness" with Janice Rosario and Company & SNM Dance Collective.
Frantic Beauty reflects on society's pursuit of, and relationship to, beauty, and features an original score by Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal (House of Cards). Layering their signature physicality over vivid visual landscapes, the multidisciplinary duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya and the LEIMAY Ensemble return to BAM Fisher with this world premiere.
Choreographers create...on one condition: they must abide by the same crazy rule!
A seat for contemplation is left maimed on the side of a road, an authentic impulse turns into a loop and loses itself, a meaningful posture descends into vanity and becomes simple imitation. These are remnants of us all — eager, wanting, with bodies unmoved.
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.
Seeing You is an immersive experience underneath New York City's High Line park. At once narcotic and eye-opening, the show is the result of a bold collaboration between Randy Weiner, Ryan Heffington, and Cantora (Will Griggs and Nick Panama), featuring environmental storytelling by David Gallo and costume design by Desi Santiago.
A unique project exploring relationship between fashion and dance.
Laurie Berg, the 2016 Tom Murrin Performance Awardee, presents an evening-length performative takeover of Dixon Place. A jewelry show and live performance mash-up, Berg draws from a pastiche of past visual and performative works in what she calls an "early career retrospective" to look towards the future — and it's terrifying. Members of the NYC performance community model their own commissioned jewelry pieces that Berg has created over the past 10 years. The evening will also feature the unveiling of Berg's new cockroach-inspired jewelry line available for purchase after the show!
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.
As children, our freedom and creativity, sense of play, storytelling ability, and constructive tendencies inspired our parents and teachers to believe in our ability to do and be more. As grown-ups, we've lost the ability to play, and live in a world full of anger, hostility, war, and violence. This performance revisits a time when the world was full of innocence, happiness, wonder, and, most importantly, play.