Movement of the People Dance Company presents "Farm, House-Rules"
Movement of the People Dance Company
Farm, House-Rules | Movement of the People Dance Company
November 2 - 6, 2016, 8:30-9:30pm
Urban Garden Room
One Bryant Park, Ground Floor
(Northwest corner of 43nd Street and Sixth Avenue)
New York, NY
View and participate in the interactive performances from the street, 8:30-9:30pm
Nearest Trains: B, D, F, M, 7
Has the experience of watching this year's presidential debates felt more like a nature documentary than an oratorical presentation?
Join Movement of the People Dance Company (MOPDC) as they jovially explore the state of our nation, while addressing a few of the issues raised by this year's election cycle--a cycle recalling more than a few behaviors observable in the dominance struggles of animals in the wild.
Witness and weigh-in on MOPDC's masked elephant and donkey candidates battling for the office through an "interactive dance theater choreography farce on the state of our government and its elections." Each political party, chests puffed, will attempt to prove their candidate's superior suitablity for the position of President, while strategically taking jabs at the other party.
Watch out (city) folks, during this battle, only farm-house rules apply--you never know what these "animals" will do to get your vote!
About the Company
Founded in 2005 by 2016 "Outstanding Emerging Choreographer" Bessie Award winner Joya Powell, Movement of the People Dance Company is dedicated to unearthing historic and present socio-cultural issues and addressing them through dance. Primarily a Dance Theater company, their choreography, a sensitive balance of pedestrian gestural phrases and grounded visceral movements, has the use of breath and musicality at its core.
Over the years MOPDC has performed in various celebrated dance festivals and venues including The BAM Opera House, Lincoln Center Meet the Artist Saturdays, The Bronx Museum of Art, FLICfest, The Performance Project @ University Settlement (Artist-in-Residence 2012-2013), Amnesty International's Human Rights Art Festival (Maryland), SummerStage, York University (Toronto, ON), Casita Maria (Artist-in-Residence 2014-2015), Riverside Theatre, The Southern Vermont Dance Festival, Huntington Arts Festival (Long Island), Dance New Amsterdam, The FLEA Theater, BAAD!, chashama, Hammerstein Ballroom, Dixon Place, The TANK, Evoke’s Celebrate Dance Festival (San Diego), Triskelion Arts Theater, and the Children’s Museum in Brooklyn. Site-specific performances have included Dance on the Greenway(commission), White Wave's DUMBO Dance Festival, FIGMENT Arts Festival, ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival, and The Outlet Dance Project at the Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ).
MOPDC is dedicated to connecting cultures through dance, composing socially conscious choreography, exploring the similarities and nuances of traditional world dances, and finding ways for underserved communities to empower themselves through dance.
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