Attend a special event at Performance Mix Festival
Opening Night: Thursday, June 8
Program A: 7:00 PM
Building on their critically acclaimed works over the last six years, Julian Barnett and Jocelyn Tobias’ ODE2FOOL questions the notion of artistic devotion by excavating the dances that exist in their dreams, the ones that have yet to be realized. Part opera, part confessional, ODE2FOOL acts as an ontological study of connection, commitment, and resilience, and follows three performers as they uncover the deeper currents of their artistic motivations.
Anya Liftig known for her intriguing, multidisciplinary performances, will present a new iteration of her Face Ballet. Performed in a tent onstage, Liftig’s “face dance,” which is projected from inside the tent using light and a live feed from her camera, creates a striking choreographic shadow dance on the walls of the tent.
Program B: 8:00 PM
Co-created and performed by acclaimed Montreal artist Clara Furey and Belgium-based artist Peter Jasko, Untied Tales (the vanished power of the usual reign) is a reimagining of Hansel and Gretel—a haunting, hallucinatory piece that is at once poetic and somber. With a constant feeling of urgency, it reminds us of our final, unavoidable destiny, while the two dancers—in turn children, brother and sister, man and woman—embody continuity and rupture, proximity and distance, light and shadow, hope and terror. This U.S. premiere is a must-see before the work heads to the Venice Biennale.
Join us for an opening reception following the 8 PM show
Breakfast Mix: Meet International Artists: Friday, June 9, 10:00- 11:30 AM
Breakfast and convivial meeting with Clara Fuery/Par B.L.eux, Peter Jasko and Societat Doctor Alonso.
Internal Playwright Workshop: Friday, June 9, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Workshop based in physical theater led by Societat Doctor Alonso. This workshop does not address how to learn to choreograph as such but—on a more fundamental level—how to make decisions through the practice of observing and embodying an action. The workshop is open to dancers, actors and anyone interested in the creative process in the performing arts.
For both events:
Location: New Dance Alliance Studio: 182 Duane Street, New York, NY
Free; for reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance & party: Saturday, June 10
7:00 PM Performance
Well known in Spain as performance pioneers, Catalan company Societat Doctor Alonso brings the New York premiere of Anarchy, an experiment in chaos and order, a performance where the audience takes part by playing guitars from their seats. See a preview in the video below!
Join us for tapas, drinks, & dancing with DJ Black Lotus following the performance
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June 8-11, 2017
At University Settlement
184 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002