Chris Schlichting presents the New York Premiere of "Stripe Tease"
Stripe Tease (New York Premiere)
Thursday, October 22, 8pm
Friday, October 23, 8pm
Saturday, October 24, 8pm
"I pursue behavior of the body that cracks outside of my accepted daily conventional behavior, exploring the secret lives in the body that might not otherwise have permission to manifest" wrote Minnesota choreographer Chris Schlichting in Danspace Project's Body Madness catalogue (2011). Schlichting returns to Danspace with the New York premiere of Stripe Tease. Playing with large-scale spectacle versus delicate intimacy, Schlichting embraces and subverts dance history with this new work, which was created with the sanctuary at St. Mark's Church in mind.
Stripe Tease is made in collaboration with guitarist Jeremy Ylvisaker and his band Alpha Consumer, and Minneapolis-based visual artist Jennifer Davis, whose collages and paintings nod to elements of repetition and unpredictability in Schlichting's choreography and Ylvisaker's score.
Performers include Dolo McComb, Dustin Maxwell, Laura Selle-Virtucio, Max Wirsing, and Tristan Koepke.