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Donna Costello presents "same SAME: a movement cycle"

Donna Costello presents "same SAME: a movement cycle"


Donna Costello


Anita's Way
137 West 42nd Street (between Broadway and 6th Ave)
New York, NY 10036


Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 5:00pm daily through October 27, 2016



Donna Costello

same SAME: a movement cycle  |  Donna Costello

October 25 - 27, 2016

Anita's Way
137 West 42nd Street
(the through-block connecting 42nd and 43rd streets,
between Broadway and 6th Ave)
New York, NY

Nearest Trains: 1, 2, 3, S, 7, B, D, F, M, N, Q, R

Tuesday, October 25, 5-6:30pm
Wednesday, October 26, 5-6:30pm
Thursday, October 27, 5-6:30pm

The space remains open to the public between 5 - 6:30pm and visitors are welcome to join the audience at any point. 

"We are ultimately striving to belong over and over again throughout our lives." same SAME, orchestrated by Donna Costello, is a 3-part movement cycle displaying human connections within varied groups as performance--exploring the interplay between an individual's expression and the desire to become part of a larger whole.

Three groups will assemble, collide, and unify to the same structured movement score. Each group, altered in its composure of performers, will inherently respond to the shared movement language differently in its timing, patterning, and execution of the proposed material. Across the cycles, viewers will witness an evolution, as relationships dynamically emerge and transform based on each group’s negotiations in performance. 

Placed in a public through-block, with people passing by, staying to witness, and perhaps yearning to belong, the audience becomes an integral element to the work.

Conceived and Directed by Donna Costello; performed by Kelly Bartnik, Julianne Carino, Donna Costello, Maira Duarte, Alessandra Larson (10/25, 1027), Trina Mannino Marýa Wethers, Jessie Winograd, Samsam Yung (10/26); accompained by musicans: Andrew Drury (10/25), Brian McCorkle (10/26), and TBD (10/27).

About the Director/Choreographer:
Based in Brooklyn, Donna Costello is a multi-faceted dance artist performing, creating, and teaching in vibrant communities in New York City and beyond. Actively working as an independent performer, Donna has built rich relationships dancing for a multitude of artists including works by Vicky Shick, jill sigman/thinkdance, Carrie Ahern, Jimena Paz, Barbara Mahler, and Kelly Bartnik, among others. Donna co-created the production “For the Sins…” with Jennifer Sargent/Vagabond Inventions in 2012 and together they are currently working on a new absurdist dance theater duet to premiere in 2017. Donna's own work has been presented by Movement Research, The flea theater, DanceRoulette, Green Space, Wow Café, Dixon Place, DanceNow/NYC, Brooklyn Arts Exchange (2011 Space Grant), SWEAT dance series and atPerformatica in Mexico.

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