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TCS x Roya Carreras: The Big Balloon

TCS x Roya Carreras: The Big Balloon




wild project
195 E 3rd Street
New York, New York 10009


Friday, April 14, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 6:00pm




TCS x Roya Carreras: The Big Balloon

> Event Dates + Times
Friday, April 14, 2017: 730pm Installation // 8pm Performance // 9pm Post-Discussion
Saturday, April 15, 2017: 530pm Installation // 6pm Performance // 7pm Wrap Party

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> About the Event

The CURRENT SESSIONS is pleased to present the world premiere of The Big Balloon by Iranian-Hispanic artist and choreographer Roya Carreras, held Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the wild project, an 89-seat, eco-friendly theater located in the East Village.

In The Big Balloon, Iranian-Hispanic artist Roya Carreras reimagines a vanished childhood memory, surfacing a delicate world of fantasy and fragmented identity. Carreras’ choreography works within a series of deconstructed interiors, recalling domestic scenes from her childhood home in California. Set against field recordings of daily chores, intimate scenes captured on film register the vernacular of her daily routine. Persian rugs and astroturf line living spaces which—at once—act as stage and sanctuary, where Carreras’ distorted balletic gestures are worked into a detailed physical vocabulary. Forgotten vignettes resolve momentarily, before The Big Balloon is finally undone, opening a space to cross unseen cultural boundaries.

limited-run booklet including translations in Spanish and Farsi, will be published as part of The Big Balloon performances. In the Living Room, a Post-Performance Discussion between Carreras, moderator, and audience link process to upbringings on Friday, April 14; on Saturday, April 15 a Wrap Party will follow. Prior to event, Carreras will lead LAB // SESSIONS, a creative lab and movement workshop series open to movement practitioners and the public.

Get tickets and read more about the event at this link. Want to learn about the artists? Visit this link.

Image: Jason Knade of artist Roya Carreras.

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