"ROPE" by Brendan Drake Choreography
Brendan Drake Choreography
Brendan Drake Choreography presents
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Brendan Drake Choreography is proud to present ROPE at New York City’s HERE from August 18-23. Tickets are $15.
Loosely inspired by Aflred Hitchcock’s film of the same name, this 50-minute work for 4 male dancers utilizes world of heightened reality to draw a parallel between the onscreen depiction popular villains as gay men. Drawing upon the camp of Hollywood Film Noir, ROPE explores the closeted queer experience with mystery and flamboyance to the same tune as many popular thrillers, such as “Funny Games,” “Cruising,” “The Maltese Falcon,” and even more recently, “Gone Girl,” several superhero and videogame franchises, and the Harry Potter film series. ROPE was originally commissioned for the inaugural season of CRAWL, a city wide dance initiative curated by Kate Ladenheim of The People Movers, and it premiered at Gowanus Loft in March, 2015. This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE: Co-op, HERE's curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support. Performances of ROPE at HERE are supported, in part, by a 2015 CUNY Dance Initiative Rehearsal Residency at Baruch College.
BRENDAN DRAKE (Choreographer) is the recipient of a 2015 CUNY Dance initiative grant through Baruch College where he is an artist-in-residence. His work has been produced at Movement Research, Playwrights Horizons, Triskelion Arts Center, The Current Sessions, Dixon Place and WestFest. In addition, he choreographed the fall 2014 “Equality = Love” campaign for Adidas Originals/Pharrell Williams and commercial spots for Thursday Island (Korea), Kate Spade, and Hermes. He has also served as movement coordinator on editorial shoots for Elle Magazine, Cate Blanchett, and Lorde. Brendan received his BFA in Dance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is also a contributing writer for BroadwayWorld.com and a fiscally sponsored artist through Fractured Atlas.