Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Photo by Serena SY Hsu
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MAGNUM OPUS: A Retrospective

MAGNUM OPUS: A Retrospective

Company:

The People Movers

Location:

Brooklyn Studios for Dance

Dates:

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 8:00pm daily through April 14, 2019

Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/magnum-opus-retrospective-by-celine-nee-de-la-croix-tickets-58943869701

Company:
The People Movers

In 2018, The People Movers’ choreographer and artistic director Kate Ladenheim and performer–designer Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs devised a collaborative project titled OH, CELINE and its heroine, Celine (née De La Croix). This fictional Brooklyn-based avant-garde dancer was conceived as a hilarious yet sincere caricature of a downtown artist. Through a sequence of events – sometimes harrowing, sometimes funny – the clueless New Age-y diva evolved into a provocative, Borat-like figure through whom her creators set to unmask the power structures in the contemporary art scene and our society at large. Over the last few months, Celine’s experiences unveiled through a long series of disarmingly pretentious social media posts, a mystifying art film, and surprising live appearances — all of which inspired unexpected reactions from the audiences. Now, Landenheim and Lynn-Jacobs present a look at their heroine’s journey in MAGNUM OPUS: A Retrospective, a multidisciplinary evening of solo performance combining theater, dance, and scenic installation, presented by Brooklyn Studios for Dance.

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