New York City-based choreographers Ben Munisteri and Rebecca Stenn have collaborated, with their companies, to create a program entitled Chopped and Screwed. They will not present your typical shared evening, where each company contributes their own work; instead Munisteri and Stenn remix the other's choreography to create an alchemy of utterly surprising and unpredictable work. Their rules: Each choreographer creates a 10-minute dance. Then the other choreographer (who is not allowed to add any new movement vocabulary) recomposes the original material to render something entirely new (the way a DJ would create a remix). The choreographer can chop up and screw back together the original dance's casting, sequence, spatial design, tempos, and movement qualities (as well as the costumes, decor, music, and lights). The process yields six different world premieres, all subtly connected.
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