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LAVA: Half Way There
LAVA plus special guests
About This Show
LAVA celebrates PRIDE with a glimpse of the bedrock building blocks of our freshest expression of feminist acrobatic dance. Our epic new work, which will have its World Premiere in June 2017, is a feminist survival tale told through the voices of landscapes, ancestors, and the intrepid performers of LAVA. With visions of feminist physical training in magical forests, mysterious initiations in underground movement caves, and an explosion of rainbow utopia celebration, our protagonist traveler sees her world transformed from the harsh brutality of patriarchy into a present possibility of integration, intersectionality, and geologic connection. Half Way There exposes the work to audiences for the first time as the artists of LAVA are half way through a creative process that is the synthesis, culmination, and explosion of 15 years of earth moving performance.
About the Artists
LAVA is a feminist acrobatic dance company. The company’s unique language of acrobatics and dance invites audiences in to witness the courage, teamwork, humor, and skills of this one-of-a-kind ensemble. LAVA was founded in 2000 by Sarah East Johnson. The company has received an Obie Award and a Bessie award and has presented 13 original productions in New York City at P.S. 122, The Kitchen, The Flea Theater, Dixon Place, Movement Research at Judson Church, The New Victory Theater, Celebrate Brooklyn, Symphony Space and Dancespace. The LAVA Studio in Prospect Heights Brooklyn is a home for the company and has been hosting performances, classes, and events for the community since 2004.
Photo by Whitney Browne.
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