EstroGenius Festival 2018: Movement of the People at La MaMa Downstairs
Movement of the People
Venue: La MaMa Downstairs (66 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003) / 3/20 @ 7 PM / Tickets: $15 (2 EstroGenius programs for $25), available HERE.
La MaMa hosts for One Night Only ESTROGENIUS produced by Manhattan Theatre Source and Frigid NYC Veiled Reflections by Movement of the People Dance Company. The collaborative choreography of Veiled Reflections explores the secrets people hold and carry. It investigates how secrets shape the ways we move through our lives, view ourselves and each other. Experience how secrets can be transformed from what keeps us separate into what keeps us connected. Witness a dynamic multimedia dialogue between movement, live musicians, and contributors who have dared to share their secrets through embodied practice and writing. Original choreography, Her Veiled Reflections, conceived as a 2012-2013 Artist-in- Residence at The Performance Project @ University Settlement.
Join the movement and find release through MOPDC's Veiled Reflections Workshop and Sharing. Let loose your inner dancer. Investigate how the secrets we keep shape the ways we feel in our bodies and the ways we move through our lives. The workshop is for all movers, no dance experience necessary. Connect with the power that comes from collectively and creatively sharing our truths. Participants are welcome to join MOPDC on stage in a sharing of the Veiled Reflections choreography! Come out and shed some ish.
FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Manhattan Theatre Source will present the 2018 EstroGenius Festival, the longest running festival celebrating the work of women and gender non-conforming artists in NYC. Begun in Manhattan Theatre Source in 2000 as a short-play festival, the festival has launched and supported hundreds of artists in its 18 years. 2017 was the festival’s first time in its new home The Kraine Theater on E. 4th St.
Currently at the helm of the festival are Melissa Riker and Maura Nguyen Donohue. The Short play series is produced by Vinnie Marano. Guest curators are John C. Robinson and Women in Motion’s 2017/18 Commissioned Artists Joya Powell, Garnet Henderson, and Rebecca Lazier.
In concurrence with the inclusive values the festival was founded on, this executive team focuses on art generated, written, directed, choreographed, composed and performed by artists who expand the definition of a women’s festival. The producers strive to create a full, empowering, festival dedicated to a community that hears, sees and celebrates women, gender non-conforming and non-binary artists in all of their dynamic diversity.
EstroGenius 2018 is presented by Manhattan Theatre Source, Frigid New York with one special night hosted by La Mama Experimental Theater March 8-25 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Tickets ($15 and 2 for $25). For full programming and ticketing information, click HERE.
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