New York City
The highly-acclaimed Australian dance company Chunky Move uses video interviews of five next-door-neighbor-type men’s reactions and experiences with dance, sets them to music, and brings them to a daring new dance genre in I Want to Dance Better at Parties. The interviewed men are represented on stage by five dancers. The piece moves out of the realm of documentary into an energetic, insightful, and extremely physical dance work, composed of a series of private dances based on the characters’ experience with dance.
In addition to their performances, Chunky Move participates in MCA’s Artists up Close Programs, including:
Now You Dance
Wednesday, February 28 from 6:00pm-9:00pm
$15.00 Registration; $10.00 w/ Performance Ticket
For this class, created by the MCA for dancers and late bloomers of all ages and levels, Chunky Move members lead participants through a dance workshop.
Saturday, March 3 from 2:00pm-4:00pm
Gideon Obarzanek and Chicago journalist/dance writer Lucia Mauro lead a focused talk on the social misconceptions and cherished traditions of male dancing in today’s society, along with its influence in contemporary dance making.