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Monte-Fenley-Sappington-Muller in five shared performances

Monte-Fenley-Sappington-Muller in five shared performances


Elisa Monte, Molissa Fenley, Margo Sappington, Jennifer Muller


New York Live Arts


Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 7:30pm daily through June 18, 2016



Elisa Monte, Molissa Fenley, Margo Sappington, Jennifer Muller

Elisa Monte, Molissa Fenley, Margo Sappington, Jennifer Muller
in Monte/Molissa/Margo/Muller - LIVE!
New York Live Arts

New York, NY, June 13, 2016 – Four acclaimed female choreographers, Elisa Monte, Molissa Fenley, Margo Sappington, and Jennifer Muller join forces this spring in Monte/Molissa/Margo/Muller - LIVE! at New York Live Arts, June 14 through June 18. The five-night program of shared performances will feature five works each evening, with three premieres and a cast of 25 dancers.

Monte/Molissa/Margo/Muller - LIVE! is a unique opportunity to experience Elisa Monte Dance, Molissa Fenley and Company, Margo Sappington and Jennifer Muller/The Works together on one stage for an eclectic evening of dance. “The Four M’s” are all at the height of their careers, each offering a powerful and original voice. The Live Arts program provides an opportunity for each choreographer to share their unique point of view.

Each night, Monte/Molissa/Margo/Muller – LIVE! at New York Live Arts will present:

Elisa Monte Dance - DEXTRA DEI  (Premiere) “Dextra Dei was started in 1989 as a response to what was then the AIDS assault on my community of friends. It was a men's quartet which premiered in Palais des festivals et des Congres, Cannes, France. I decided to bring the work back into my repertoire as well as premiere a new section added four women to the work." - Elisa Monte. Music by Tibor Szemzo.

Molissa Fenley and Company - THE THIRD COAST (Premiere) and MALI –The Third Coast (parts 1 and 2) and Mali (part 8) of Water Table (2015-2016). The dances of Water Table present the qualities of water, the abundance or lack of pure water in a geographical area or the conditions and patterns of large bodies of water. The Third Coast, music by Ryuichi Sakamoto; Mali, music by Laetitia Sonami.

Margo Sappington - ENTWINED (to wind or twist together) - A sensual exploration involving not just the body but also the spirit in a dance at once extremely physical and exquisitely delicate. The mood is set by the serenity of Erik Satie’s solo piano compositions, the Gnossiennes.

Jennifer Muller/The Works – WORKING TITLE (Premiere) “I have been thinking about the difficulty of defining relationships in today's world. Types of partnership have changed and can range from cursory to deeply involved. Any significant relationship requires constant work to avoid conflict and misunderstanding but often we don't have or are not willing to put it in the time. To further complicate matters, once we give in to intense emotion, it can thwart communication, confound hope and affect intimacy.” – Jennifer Muller. With origins as a subway performer, Yut and the Hot Four's passionate music, played live on stage, heightens the intensity of the piece.

Monte/Molissa/Margo/Muller – LIVE!
Elisa Monte, Molissa Fenley, Margo Sappington and Jennifer Muller
Tuesday, June 14 through Saturday, June 18
All Performances at 7:30pm
$40.00 (limited seats at $20)

New York Live Arts
219 W 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: 212.691.6500

Tickets are available online at http://www.newyorklivearts.org/calendar/calendar.php?date=2016-06-14, by phone at 212-924-0077 and in person at the box office.

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