+ Add An Event

Advertise With Us

Make an impression — place an ad on The Dance Enthusiast and receive thousands of eyes on your work every week. Learn more

Contribute

Your support helps us cover dance in New York City and beyond! Donate now.

COMING SOONER THAN WE'D CARE TO ADMIT, AND TO BE HONEST IT'S FREAKING US OUT A LITTLE BIT:

Dates:

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 7:00pm

Hot Box. September 13-15, 17-22 2012

The Chocolate Factory Theater - e-Blast
     
 
 

You guys, Hot Box opens something like 8 or 9 days from this exact moment in time, and it is starting to come together and feel like an actual honest-to-goodness show, and really we should thank our lucky stars because it was feeling pretty dicey there for a while. I should probably knock on wood about a thousand times right now. We are doing cardio workouts like crazy, and sweating (literally) buckets, and yes the drinking, and yes we are all a bit shell shocked down here in the basement, but hey, it's the work we set out to do. PLEASE COME TO SEE IT. It will mean a lot to me and all of us to see you here. I sincerely hope that you will make the time. There will be earplugs, and docents to keep you safe. Don't be afraid.

 
  Purchase Tickets  
     
 
 
Hot Box crappy photo

COMING SOONER THAN WE'D CARE TO ADMIT, AND TO BE HONEST IT'S FREAKING US OUT A LITTLE BIT: Hot Box. September 13-15, 17-22 2012.

Co-Presented with FIAF's Crossing The Line Festival.

Major production support provided by the MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional commissioning support provided by NYSCA's Individual Artist Program.

Hot Box was shown in progress at Mount Tremper Arts, an entire freaking year ago already.

Conceived, Directed and Performed by Chocolate Factory Artistic Director Brian Rogersin collaboration with Madeline Best, Maggie Dick, Jon Harper, Brad Kisicki and Mike Rugnetta, Hot Box will be a companion piece to his 2010 Bessie-nominated performanceSelective Memory. Where Selective Memory was extremely clean and minimalist in its approach, Hot Box will be loud, foggy, sweaty, and drunk. Hot Box will draw inspiration from a cinematic vocabulary - pans, zooms, cuts etc - while attempting to find a sustained kind of stillness within a totally chaotic and uncomfortable environment. Inspired by films like Apocalypse Now and Fitzcarraldo, Hot Box will create a live performance situation that is violent and chaotic; and from that chaos, attempt to compose a sequence of video images that are quiet, sustained, focused, and organized - but somehow coated with an intense emotional residue.

Love,

Brian Rogers signature
 
     
 
 

The Chocolate Factory Theater

The Bessie and Obie Award winning Chocolate Factory Theater supports the creation of new work in a variety of disciplines including theater, dance, music, multimedia and the visual arts. The Factory’s 5,000 square foot facility is home to new work by the company’s founding artists; and (under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Rogers) commissions and presents new work by visiting artists, providing multi-week creative residencies; dedicated access to space and technical equipment free of charge; marketing and press assistance; administrative support; and commissioning and artist fees.

Staff

Sheila Lewandowski, Executive Director
Brian Rogers, Artistic Director
Alexandra Rosenberg, House Manager
Madeline Best, Production Manager
Jodi Bender, Bookkeeper
Casey Hayes, Executive Assistant
Stacy Grossfield, Box Office
Michael Reardon  |  m.design, Graphic & Web Design
Sarah Maxfield - THROW Curator

Contact Us

The Chocolate Factory
5-49 49th Avenue
L.I.C., NY 11101
(718) 482-7069
www.chocolatefactorytheater.org

Major Supporters

Aviation Development Council + Big City Graph–x & Printing + Bloomberg Philanthrophies + Brause Realty, Inc. + The Chocolate Factory Theater Trustees + Con Edison + Edith Lutyens & Norman Bel Geddes Foundation + Foundation for Contemporary Arts + The Fund for Small Theaters a program of ART/NY + Kaufman Astoria Studios + JetBlue Airways + Lambent Foundation + Materials for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs • NYC Department of Sanitation • NYC Department of Education +M&T Bank + Mathis–Pfohl Foundation + Mellon Foundation + Mental Insight Foundation + Mertz Gilmore Foundation + Modern Spaces + National Endowment for the Arts + The New York Community Trust +New York Waterways East River Ferry + NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer + NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn + NYS Assemblywoman Catherine T. Nolan + New York State Council on the Arts + Office of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg + Peg Santvoord Foundation Plaxall + Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall + Queens Delegation to the NYC Council + Rockrose Development Corp. Royal Waste Services + TD Bank, N.A. + TF Cornerstone + our MANY INDIVIDUAL DONORS & LOCAL TASTE OF LIC PARTNERS.

 
 
 

Support the Chocolate Factory and Its Programs

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs   New York State Council on the Arts     National Endowment for the Arts       Make a Donation with Just Give

 
     
 
   

+ Add An Event