Performance Mix Festival

New Dance Alliance Presents

31st Annual Performance Mix Festival

June 8-11, 2017


University Settlement 184 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

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New Dance Alliance is pleased to announce the lineup for the 31st Performance Mix Festival, June 8-11, 2017.

Day 1: Thursday, June 8

Ticket Pass: $20 (Program A and B)

Program A 7:00 PM

Tickets: $15

Definitions: Something inside us demands labels and definitions. What is dance? What is “performance art”? Do they co-exist? And—does it really matter?

Building on their critically acclaimed works over the last six years, Julian Barnett and Jocelyn Tobias‘s 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

Tickets: $15

Spellbinding: A piece that will keep you at the edge of your seat.

Clara Furey/Par B.L.eux: Co-created and performed by acclaimed Montreal artist Clara Furey and Slovakian, Belgum-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 it heads to the Venice Biennale.

Reception follows

Day 2: Friday, June 9 (daytime events)

Both events are free. For reservations email newdancealliance@gmail.com

Breakfast Mix: Meet International Artists 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Breakfast and convivial meeting with Clara Fuery/Par B.L.eux, Peter Jasko and Societat Doctor Alonso, followed by a workshop based in physical theater led by Societat Doctor Alonso at the New Dance Alliance Studio at 182 Duane Street in the heart of Tribeca.

Internal Playwright: A Workshop with Societat Doctor Alonso 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

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.

Day 2: Friday, June 9 (evening performances)

Ticket Pass: $20 (Program A and B)

Program A 7:00 PM

Tickets: $15

Definitions: Something within us demands labels and definitions. What is dance? What is “performance art”? Do they co-exist? And—does it really matter?

Barbie Diewald: Choreographer Barbie Diewald’s Eighteen Refrains Re: Rhoda is performed by five dancers with live interactive electronics by Jazer Giles. Drawing from Virginia Woolf’s novel The Waves, with interweaving threads of cicadas, Beethoven’s late quartets, origami fortune tellers, and a catalogue of impossible physiological tasks, the dance comprises five transparent solos, each taking on vestiges of the others.

Thea Little’s Successful is based on research into five different personalities: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Bjork, and David Bowie, as impetus for the voices, words, facial expressions, and physical movements in the piece. The work explores the artist’s intrigue with the idea that the ambitions and egos of artists and politicians overlap in comic ways.

Program B 8:00 PM

Tickets: $15

Spellbinding: A piece that will keep you at the edge of your seat.

Clara Furey/Par B.L.eux: Co-created and performed by acclaimed Montreal artist Clara Furey and Slovakian, Belgum-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 it heads to the Venice Biennale.

Day 3: Saturday, June 10

7:00 PM

Tickets: $25

Noise and silence: the government doesn’t own us!

Societat Doctor Alonso 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. Semolina Tomic, the performer, executes the choreography that explores the musicality of movement as the piece navigates control, chaos, order, and the question of who “owns” art. Societat Doctor Alonso combines dance and theater in creating a performance language fundamentally concerned with displacement.

Party follows: Join us for tapas, drinks, and dancing with DJ Black Lotus