Jennifer Muller/The Works: Pre-Gala Launch Celebration
Jennifer Muller/The Works
Jennifer Muller/The Works presents a Pre-Gala Launch Celebration in conjunction with “Melinda Hackett: Shape Shifting: Visual Labyrinths” on Monday, May 23, 2011 at Gallery 151, 350 Bowery between E. 3rd and E. 4th Streets, NYC. Doors open at 6:30pm, followed by a dance presentation at 7pm. Requested donation is 5; limited seating is available. RSVP by May 19, 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-691-3803.
Jennifer Muller/The Works will present the World Premiere of a new evening-length piece, “The White Room”, at the Cedar Lake Theater at 547 W. 26th Street, NYC, from June 22 – 26, 2011. Performances: Wednesday Preview at 7:30pm, Thursday Opening Night Gala at 7pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 2pm. Tickets are 9 and will be available beginning April 1 at 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com. Gala tickets are available at (212) 691-3803. A Gala Dinner and Silent Auction at Chelsea Art Museum, 556 W. 22nd Street, NYC, will follow the Opening Night Gala performance. The Gala honors The Phoenix Foundation, lead corporate sponsor for the company’s education programs.
“The White Room” begins in a large featureless space, which alters as the piece progresses, influenced by the attitudes and actions of those inhabiting it. In the beginning, the room echoes the innocence of a young girl; “The White Room” is her story. She is both damaged and transformed by encounters with a diverse cast of characters. The piece concerns the corruption of innocence, contrasting purity with heartless self-interest and questioning the value systems of our times.
The music for “The White Room” is a compilation of cello-based music from traditional sources such as Yo-Yo Ma and contemporary composers like Zoe Keating, Break of Reality, Gordon Withers, Matthew Schoening and Julia Kent. Costume and stage design by Stageworks, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and projection design by Kevin Harkins.
Appropriate for ages 15 and above.
Company Members: Susanna Bozzetti, Mariana Cardenas, Elizabeth Disharoon, Rosie Lani Fiedelman, Seiko Fujita, Duane Gosa, Gen Hashimoto, Abdul Latif, Jen Peters, Alvon Reed, Pascal Rekoert,
Apprentices: Mario Bermudez Gil, Katherine Hozier, Kensaku Shinohara, Hsing-Hua Wang, Eric Williams.