New York Premiere of Choreographer Thea's "Little Miss-Communication"
New York Premiere of Thea Little's newest choreography Little Miss-Communication presented by Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation and Chez Bushwick at 100 Bogart on Friday, January 19th at 7:30pm.
A group of animated and exquisite dancers perform an array of characterizations from the poetic to the absurd. They communicate through misty oceans. They connect and disconnect under ambition. They sing a ritualistic song while forming common languages of ink and individual languages of ambition. They enjoy group harmony and interaction and become fossils in their geometric patterns. See the performers communally navigate the challenges of communication with 7 "characters" per performers as the base vocabulary. Orchestra patterns, geometry, oceans and various kinds of singing.
Thea Little's work often includes her performers’ stories and visceral expressions. Explorations from games and improvisations in rehearsals are sometimes integrated into the choreography. This sets the tone for an intimate and open space where the audience is invited to enter a world of sharing and exploring.
Conceived, Directed, Composed and Written by Thea Little
Performers and Collaborators: Dot Armstrong, Katherine Norton-Bliss, Sayoko Kojima, Christiana Roberts, Lea Torelli, Ellie van Bever, Evita Zachariaglou
Dramaturg: Niki Singleton
Costumes: Katherine Norton-Bliss, Sayoko Kojima, Lea Torelli
About Thea Little
Thea Little, born and bred in NYC, is a Brooklyn-based performer, choreographer, composer, musician, director and collaborator. She investigates the hybrid of performance art, song composition and dance-theater with solo and group works performed in theaters, museums, galleries, tennis courts, gardens, playgrounds, train stations, rooftops, courtyards and trolleys. Little has presented her work throughout New York City, in Lakeville, CT, Hudson, NY, Durham, NC, Roanoke, VA, Los Angeles, CA, Brussels, Belgium, Vienna, Austria, Nancy, France, and London, UK among other cities. Little was a part of The Field Residency in 2012, The Lanchonete Residency in Sao Paolo, Brazil in 2015 and the LiftOff New Dance Alliance Residency in 2016. She was also a Fellow with Leimay from 2014 to 2015. She received her BA from Columbia University and her MFA in Dance from Hollins University/ADF and she was also a student at the School of American Ballet for six years where she performed in many ballet productions with The New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theater, and The Royal Danish Ballet. She also completed her Dance Education Laboratory, DEL I and II at The Harkness School of Dance in 1997-1998 and attained her European Piano Teacher’s Association, EPTA UK Certificate for teaching piano in 2007. In 2005, Little was Music Director to Shen Wei and the Company during the making of Map set to very intricate Steve Reich music. She was also named Guest of Honor during the Shen Wei Dance Arts Cast Party at The Park Avenue Armory in 2012. Thea, composing since age 5, creates music for her own dance works as well as for other choreographers. Little enjoyed performing a new composition for Karen Harvey Dances in STUFFED at Judson Church in 2012 and a new live improvisatory work with Leimay in Qualia Gardens both in 2015 and 2017. Beginning in 2013, Little co-Directs and co-Produces a multi-disciplinary, collaborative arts residency in the Berkshires called IMAR.
About Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation - Co-presenter
Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation (formerly Jonah Bokaer Choreography and Chez Bushwick Inc.) offers a local, state, national, and international laboratory for inter- disciplinary dance, art, and live performance, programming the work of Jonah Bokaer, in the United States and internationally. The Foundation also programs public arts spaces in New York City. In 2018, The Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation celebrates its 15th Anniversary.
Friday, January 19, 2017
7:30pm - 8:30pm
100 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Subway: Morgan Stop on the L Train
Box Office & Questions:
+ 1 (718) 418-4405
- Exponential Festival
- Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation
© Image and graphics Laure Dubois
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