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DNA: This Week in the Theater:

DNA: This Week in the Theater:


Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 5:50pm

Spectrum Festival APAP 2013

DNA PRESENTS Spectrum Festival APAP 2013:
DNA PRESENTS in the Theater
January 11 & 12 at 10:00pm
curated by Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
cabula6 January 13
CABULA6/Jeremy Xido
The Angola Project
5:00pm Part 1: Lisbon
6:30pm Part 2: Angola  


The Angola Project playfully straddles the worlds of performance and film-making as the audience watches a movie being constructed from fragments of film and narrative right before their eyes, only to crumble again into disarray. Based on Jeremy Xido's true life adventures of trying to make a feature film in Angola, The Angola Project takes us on a dizzying journey through the history of colonial Portugal, the Travelogues of Burton Holmes, the films of Bruce Lee and Jim Kelly, the Detroit race riots/rebellion, Berlin documentary film crews in Africa and the blood-thirsty mechanisms of international film finance. The Angola Project is a funny and moving investigation into global events and the complex unexpected polycultural mash-up identities emerging in the 21st century. 


Tickets: Special APAP Deal - general public


photo by Lexi Namer


January 14 at 8:30pm
SPLICE: Kendra Portier/Elke Luyten & Kira Alker
DNA's SPLICE series brings together unique artists that share a common thread, however subtle, into a performance setting that offers insightful perspectives into the breadth of contemporary dance.This installment features DNA faculty member Kendra Portier and DNA PRESENTS 2011-2012 RAW Directions artists Elke Luyen & Kira Alker. 


 Tickets: Special APAP Deal - general public


photo by Kira Alker


APAP conference attendees may reserve a complimentary ticket by emailing Isabella Hreljanovic, Box Office Manager. 
DNA PRESENTS in the Studios
January 13 at 2:30pm, 4:30pm, and 6:00pm
Studio 6
Catherine Galasso*
excerpts from Bring On The Lumière! 


NYC/San Francisco-based choreographer Catherine Galasso remounts excerpts of her latest work, Bring On The Lumière!, a dance-theater-light installation in which the Lumière Brothers, French founders of cinema, find themselves trapped inside their own films. Featuring performances by Christine Bonansea and Marina Fukushima, and a score by composer Michael Galasso, Bring on the Lumière! offers a cinematic meditation on transience and immortality.
photo by Miguel Arzabe
January 13 at 3:00pm 
Netta Yerushalmy
DNA Artists Works in Progress and Lec/Dem Showings 


January 13 at 7:30pm 
Studio 2
Alexandra Beller/Dances**
Other Stories 


other stories is a collection of interwoven movement events that highlight the friction between stories. When we are confronted, particularly within an intimate relationship, with a story that diverges from ours, how do we deal with that friction against our reality? Created in collaboration with legendary rock musician/composer Robert Poss and celebrated, dramaturg Katherine Profeta, other stories is a layered multimedia performance that triggers memory, emotion and heightened awareness through deeply personal and evocative movement. 
photo by Rachel Roberts
January 13 at 10:00pm
Antonio Ramos
En la arena no todo es rosado/In the arena not everything is pink 
Inspired by the work of New York City-based photographer Sol Aramendi and "The Art of Toreo" or bullfighting, Ramos created EN LA ARENA NO TODO ES ROSADO/IN THE ARENA NOT EVERYTHING IS PINK. In this work-in-process, Ramos explores themes of sexuality and the disappointments of queer dating after the sudden end of a 13-year relationship. The work shows the everyday struggles of new beginnings. Bullfighting, with its paradox of beauty and cruelty, pits the Toreo (bullfighter) against the brave but suffering bull. Like this provocation, the work shows how we fight for survival in a similar battle to the death. This struggle motivates the emotional and physical content of the work. 


DNA PRESENTS studio events are FREE and open to the public. Please make reservations online
* denotes DNA Artist-in-Residence
** denotes DNA Faculty member 
Coming Up:
January 19 at 7:30pm
Tickets: 0 suggested donation
CHOREOLAB is a three-week guided process that allows choreographers to create work within a supportive, safe and inspiring environment. Weekly, the participants will show work in class and will receive feedback from both the group and the facilitator. The workshop will culminate on the last session with a low-tech produced show in DNA's intimate 130-seat theater and participants will have access to reduced-rate and subsidized free studio rentals. CHOREOLAB offers weekly showings & feedback within the class community, the optional opportunity to have showings and feedback videotaped, subsidized studio rental discounted to 2/hour, free last minute studio space and a DVD of the final product of the work shown in the theater. Students are expected throughout the course to be creating work for the CHOREOLAB session.


Jamie Boyle, Ariel Jaime, Heidi Kaufman, Belen Labanca, Delaney Larimore, Samantha Pulsifer, Susie Simpson, Jasmin Vrban, and Samsam Yung


photo by Lexi Namer
From Our Friends:
Japan Society
japan society
15th Contemporary Dance Showcase Japan + East Asia
Friday, January 11, 7:30 PM 
Saturday, January 12, 7:30 PM
Japan Society's Dance Showcase is back with a thrilling assortment of offerings! This year's line-up includes the new post-post-post-butoh duo dance work from Tokyo, Misshitsu: Secret Honey Room-Duo Version, created and performed collaboratively by Makotocluv founder Makoto Enda and former Dairakudakan dancer Kumotaro Mukai. Also from Tokyo, Send it, Mr. Monster, by award-winning choreographer and singer KENTARO!!, who leads his group TOKYO ELECTROCK STAIRS in a hip-hop dance set to Japanese pop and serenade songs--an organically meshed, unlikely pairing. From Kyoto, Japanese choreographer Kosei Sakamoto's new work HAIGAFURU~Ash is falling, created in contemplation of Japan's nuclear disaster during his residency in Helsinki and performed by members of his company Monochrome Circus. From Taipei, astonishing human body movements are set within a high-tech, real-time interactive space in Seventh Sense, choreographed by Chieh-hua Hsieh and performed by his company Anarchy Dance Theatre. Come check out dance from the other side of the globe without leaving town!

TICKETS8/5 Japan Society members 


Photo by Kaneko Manaho 
Totally Tubular Time Machine
time machine
20 West 39th St. (btwn 5th & 6th Ave)


Time Traveling Every Saturday at 8:00PM


Ever wanted to go back in time?  Now's your chance!  Witness tabloid stories come to life when you get on board THE TOTALLY TUBULAR TIME MACHINE - New York City's only interactive, inter-galactic, pop music experience!  TTTM is a reality based pop musical that allows you to time travel and party up-close and personal with a cast of "celebrity" pop stars (past and present) performing your favorite hits LIVE: Madonna, Britney Spears, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Vanilla Ice, and more!   This party bus of time machines takes off every Saturday night.  It's a blast!


5 tickets for 1/19, 1/26 and 2/2 - use code RRMGEN45     
0 tickets for 2/9 and beyond - use code RRMGEN50


ONLINE: CLICK HERE and use code from above
Call212-352-3101 and mention code from above


For Groups, Personalized Party Planning & Bottle Service Call (212) 921-1999


RESTRICTIONS:  Regularly 0.  Tickets are General admission.  Offer may be revoked at anytime and is subject to availability.  Not valid on prior purchase. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions; blackout dates and restrictions may apply.  Maximum of 8 tickets total with offer.  Must be 21 and over with valid ID to be admitted to show.    

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