CHILMARK, MA: Sara Juli and Claire Porter at The Yard
SARA JULI + CLAIRE PORTER
BEWARE THE “TENSE VAGINA”
AND A RULES-RUN-WILD SESSION FROM
“THE LECTERN” BY
SARA JULI AND CLAIRE PORTER,
TRULY WOMEN WHO DANCE THE COMIC
Performances will take place:
Thursday, June 21st, 2018 at 7:00pm (Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis)
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at 7:00pm (The Lectern: rule by rule by rule)
Location: The Yard’s Patricia N. Nanon Theater at 1 The Yard, Middle Road, Chilmark, MA
Tickets: $25 adults / $15 seniors, students, and military / $5 children under 12
Member and Behind the Counter discounts apply.
Don’t miss this week’s lineup of performances, as Sara Juli and Claire Porter take over The Yard! Juli and Porter are in their fourth year of creating and performing dances together as a “dynamic, hilarious pair” (The Dance Enthusiast). These are arguably two of the funniest choreographer-performers to both grace and gently provoke the American stage.
Thursday night, come see Sara Juli’s Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis, a hysterical dance comedy work about motherhood — its beauty, challenges, isolation, comedy, and influence on the human experience. Tense Vagina focuses on the seldom-discussed and taboo aspects of motherhood, such as loss of bladder control, libido, tears, monotony, loneliness, and dildos. The narrative is anchored in sharing the physical therapy Juli received at The Pelvic Floor Rehab Center of New England for her treatment of post-childbirth urinary incontinence. Not appropriate for children due to adult language, content, and dildos.
"Like a standup routine performed in a supine position while doing Kegel exercises." —The New Yorker
On Saturday, Juli is joined on stage by Claire Porter for The Lectern: rule by rule by rule. A riot of rules, The Lectern overturns our everyday protocols, manners, and laws, exposing them for their freedoms, limitations, and silliness. From a graduation day lecture to fashion faux pas, Porter and Juli explore alternate facts, rules, and changing protocols to the extreme.
“Porter and Juli, both long-time performers who skillfully mix movement, theater and comedy...” —Dancelog.nyc
MEET THE ARTISTS:
Sara Juli has been creating and performing innovative performance work since 2000 and has performed her work extensively around the world. Sara is the 2017 Maine Fellow for the Performing Arts, is a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation USArtists recipient, and has received New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project Touring grant for which she is touring her solo, Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis, to ten cities in the 2018 season.
Claire Porter is a choreographer/performer/writer, known for her comedic text and movement work and her skilled teaching. She has performed her work, Claire Porter / PORTABLES, in Scotland, India, Germany, Holland, England, Latvia, Poland, Korea, and on many stages in the New York City area, including Theater Row, DTW, and Danspace St. Mark’s Church. Porter is the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Residency in Italy at The Bellagio Center, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and several National Endowment for the Arts Choreography Fellowships, as well as New Jersey State Council for the Arts Choreography Fellowships, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Awards, and NewMusicUSA Awards.
SEED. GROW. REAP. REPEAT: THE NATURE OF THE YARD.
The Yard supports diverse, contemporary dance-makers and related artists in their creative processes through paid, creative residency, public performance, long-term education, and artist-driven civic engagement. We serve all ages and cultural populations on Martha´s Vineyard, and work collaboratively with artists, producers, and other cultural organizers within regional, national, and international contexts.
David R. White: Artistic Director & Executive Producer
Alison Manning: Executive Director & Co-Producer
Jesse Keller Jason: Director of Island Programs and Education & Co-Producer
Chloe Jones and Holly Jones
What Makes The Yard Possible:
- Our many individual members and donors, and:
- American Express Foundation
- Barr Foundation
- The Boston Foundation
- Cronig’s Market
- Poss Family Foundation
- Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
- Farm Neck Foundation
- Feldman Family Fund
- Island Source
- The Jerome Robbins Foundation
- The Mansion House Hotel
- Massachusetts Cultural Council
- Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund
- Martha’s Vineyard Cultural Council
- Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank
- Martha’s Vineyard Permanent Endowment
- National Endowment for the Arts
- National Performance Network
- New England Foundation for the Arts
- Newman Assistance Fund
- Sica/McMahon Foundation
- Tower Family Fund, Inc.
- Vineyard Bottled Waters
- The Woolner/Nanon Family
Photo by Grant Halverson.
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