Spring Dance Program at The Invisible Dog
The Invisible Dog
There are as many ways to tell a story as there are people to tell them. Some stories are painted, some are collaged, some are written in a play, and still others are danced. The language of movement is as common as a handshake and as varied as the number of walks you observe wandering the streets of New York City.
From May 11 to June 6, we bring you five stories by five different choreographers for our spring dance program.
We begin with French choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang as part of the DANSE Festival from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, then we feature Laurie Berg and SuperGroup as part of the Joyce's Unleashed festival, and finally, we end with Anne Zuerner's LIGHT HOUSE and a reprisal of our December 2013 hit, DRELLA, from choreographer Raja Feather Kelly.
And as an extra special bonus - we have CATCH 62 on Saturday June 7 featuring some fantastic, all new, all-too-brief stories told through movement!
Watch these incredible stories unfold and be moved.
SUNDAY MAY 11 - 5PM - A TIME OF SPRING by THIERRY THIEU NIANG
With A Time of Spring, French Choreographer Thierry Thieû Niang creates a platform where old and young, amateur and professional, text and movement can mix fluidly to tell the story of The Rite of Spring's infamous opening as told in the diaries of its choreographer, Vaslav Nijinsky. A professional actor will read selections from the diaries. The second half of the performance will be a dance piece, inspired by both Nijinsky's choreography and the themes of The Rite.
Part of French Festival DANSE, in partnership with The Abrons Arts Center.
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CALL FOR AUDITION
The Invisible Dog is bringing French director and choreographer Thierry Niang to Brooklyn for two weeks to create a production of SPRING, inspired by "The Rite of Spring" by Stravinsky. Working with 15 local participants ages 60 to 100, Niang will stage a powerful reimagining of Stravinky's "Rite of Spring", which he has already created multiple times. Download here for more info or email email@example.com
SATURDAY MAY 10 - 5 - 6.30PM - TALK - LES GENS D'UTERPAN
About Topologie, presented at The Chocolate Factory from May 1 to 10. With Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d'Uterpan), Nicolas Martz, Sound Designer, Sheila Lewandowski, Executive Director, The Chocolate Factory Theater, Performers will be present. Free Admission - No reservation required.
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MAY 15 -17 - JOYCE' S UNLEASHED FESTIVAL
The Joyce moves beyond its Chelsea walls with JOYCE UNLEASHED, engagements designed to give audiences the chance to see cutting-edge artists performing in intimate spaces.
Blurring the boundaries between dance, theater, and performance art, the Minneapolis-based SuperGroup makes its New York debut with The Tent Has Been Pulled Down, an evening-length work featuring the collective's three artists. Pregnant with contradictions, the piece unfolds in a world of text, sound, and evolving movement scores.
Laurie Berg's choreographic work is notable for its "rigor of timing and physical synchronization" (The New York Times) within idiosyncratic narratives. In The Afterlife, she focuses on the concept of celebrity. Boundaries between high art and cult-pop-culture dissolve as ghosts of established performance icons transform into agents of active impulse.
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MAY 28 - 31 - 8PM - LIGHT HOUSE by ANNE ZUERNER
Light House is a contemporary dance piece for three dancers and thirty fluorescent lights that re-imagines the natural choreographies of water and light through the exploration of a continuously evolving environment. Three dancers investigate their relationship to light as their world changes, marking a journey through stages of consciousness.
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JUNE 5 & 6 - 7.30PM - DRELLA - RAJA FEATHER KELLY
"The Feath3r Theory Presents: Andy Warhol's DRELLA (I Love You Faye Driscoll)" Is A Movement-Based Drag Performance Essay Inspired By Andy Warhol's Alter Ego "Drella" - A Contraction Of Dracula And Cinderella, Envisioned By Warhol Superstar Ondine. Beyond The Focus On Warhol's Legacy, Raja Feather Kelly's Interest Is In Addressing His Concerns With Identity, Sexuality And Self-Worth.
SATURDAY JUNE 7 - 8PM - CATCH 62
CATCH is a hydra-headed, multi-disciplinary, rough and ready performance series-event that whirls through Brooklyn every couple of months. CATCH is curated with delicate irreverence by Jeff Larson, Andrew Dinwiddie and Caleb Hammons. Featuring Artits: Lucy Alibar, Hillary Clark, Chris Giarmo, Brian Rogers with Madeline Best, Robbinschilds, Matt Romein & Keith Skretch
$15 at the door - no reservation.