Performance Mix Festival is a top pick!

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Performance Mix Festival is a Top Pick!

Performance Mix Festival has been selected as a top pick by The New York Times, The Village Voice, Time Out New York and Dance Enthusiast – it’s not to be missed!

Tonight at Performance Mix Festival

Stranger Danger: unraveling the dark side of the psyche || 7 PM

Anna Rogovoy

How difficult is it for one body, created and performed by Anna Rogovoy, is one white Jewish woman’s perspective on otherness and displacement, underscoring the importance of bodily autonomy via rigorous durational movement tasks and oral histories.

Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company

Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will present Affront, a quartet that explores the tipping point when intimacy crosses into violence, peeking into the darker side of relationships and the pressures, dangers, and abuses that can arise. The movement language alternates between relaxed pedestrianism and razor-sharp precision.

João Costa Espinho

João Costa Espinho’s Simon 06.07.08.09 explores the interior journey of a man who is questioning himself as a specie. He wants to be something else. He wants to be a “thing.” Any “thing.” A less human “thing.” Simon is a strange dialogue between himself and his idea of imperfection, between himself and his own strangeness.

Match Point: in and out of sync || 8 PM

Ashley Yehoda/Lillian Joergensen

Knees Up, a duet by Ashley Yehoda and Lillian Joergensen, seeks to explore modes of masculine gender presentation. They draw heavily on the idea of vaudeville male revues and slapstick skits and question what it means to be a man on stage.

Melanie Greene/Brianna Taylor

Melanie Greene and Brianna Taylor will present Taming the Amazon, a movement conversation about female politics, power, race, and history. The work is big and badass, not to mention thoughtfully modest. It is a collision of fairy tales, chanting sheroes, and talking tarts.

Wondertwins

Boston’s legendary Wondertwins (Billy and Bobby McClain) will present A World of Pure Imagination, designed as 3D-style movement using various songs from movies and sound bites from four different decades.

Karen Bernard (film)

Green is anintimate film about aging and gender.

Charles Dennis (film)

Exorcism on Ice (2016) is a short film by choreographer/video artist Charles Dennis in which he appears as a ninja-like shaman dancing on ice skates in an effort to dispel the dark forces that threaten humanity. With music by David Telson.

After Party || 9 PM

*Free with admission to the 8PM program or ticket pass!

Charles Dennis (film)

Exorcism on Ice (2016) is a short film by choreographer/video artist Charles Dennis in which he appears as a ninja-like shaman dancing on ice skates in an effort to dispel the dark forces that threaten humanity. With music by David Telson.

Alexander D’Agostino (performance)

Hailing from Baltimore, interdisciplinary artist Alexander D’Agostino brings The Dying Swan, a work he describes as a manifestation of an invisible queer rage that follows him wherever he goes. Throughout the performance he asks people to attach feathers to his body as offerings for queer spirits. When he is covered, he transforms into a possessed, otherworldly being.

Mister White (DJ)

Mister White is a producer, DJ, and Club Mate fan from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. Mister White loves vinyl, MIDI controllers, and advocates for the Pleasure Principle. In addition to holding down residencies and spinning guest sets in NYC at Bossa Nova Civic Club, Lot 45, Kinfolk, Apotheke, No. 8, Haus, Hotel Americano, and the Lincoln Center Mister White is capable behind the boards. He’s knocking out remixes, original beats, and mash-ups consistently.

– All performances take place at University Settlement –
184 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

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