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Heads or Tales


Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects


Abrons Arts Center


Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 8:00pm
Friday, March 12, 2010 - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 8:00pm



Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects

 March 11-13, 2010 8pm.

General Ticket Prices are as follow:

General Admission 0

Students/Seniors 5

Gala Opening Night Show and After Party 50/ 50



“Fresh, imaginative…full of invention and wit…” Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times

Jody Oberfelder:  voted "Outstanding Choreographer" in the 2009 FringeNYC Festival


An eccentric retrospective celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects, this fairy tale-like journey, careens from the epic to mundane and operatic to ordinary with acrobatic physicality, emphasizing the connections and stories of our lives . Heads or Tales will not be a superhero blockbuster or a romantic comedy. However, the work, augmented with cameo appearances from an all-star cast of former company dancers, is an amalgam of the past and present weaving together a philosophical narrative. Dances to be re-visited include: excerpts from Oberfelder’s raucous “Head First” (1986)—a crash helmet dance, first presented as a solo at PS 122, the tender “Rock Me Mama” (1995)—danced by new mothers and their babies, along with original cast members and their now teenage children, including alumni Denise Roberts Hurlin with her ABT dancing daughter, Cate Hurlin. Also featured is the hilarious and perky “X-Cheerleaders” (1994), the fantastical “The Story Thus Far” (2002)—based on Grimm Fairy Tales, and clips of “Dido & Aeneas” (2008). Other bits from the past find their way on the stage. Guest performers Jenny Mendez, Edisa Weeks, Luke Gutgsell, Brandin Steffensen,, Malina Rauschenfels, and many others add zest to a core group of eight dancers: Brynne Billingsley, Aditi Dhruv, Elise Knudson, Rebekah Morin, Jody Oberfelder, Edward Rice, Jake Szczypek, and Carlton Ward. Lighting design by Kathy Kaufmann, costumes by Katrin Schnabl, and live music to be performed by Malina Rauschenfels, Tine Kindermann, Andrew Nolen, Kamala Sankarem, and Melody Fader.





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