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Tabula Rasa Dance Theater World Premiere: One of Four

Tabula Rasa Dance Theater World Premiere: One of Four


Tabula Rasa


Varying Theaters
New York, New York 10019


Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 7:00pm
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 5:30pm
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 3:00pm
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 3:00pm



Tabula Rasa

A dance initiative addressing gender-based violence

Music: Hildegard von Bingen, Mano Goreda

Choreography: Felipe Escalante

Dancers: Noriko Naraoka, Myles Hunter, Caitlin Javech, Anica Bottom, Paulo Gutiérrez Costumes: Lilian Moysen

Manikins: Noriko Naraoka

Hildegard Von Bingen Performed by Christopher Preston Thompson

Music: Tenor and Medieval Harp: Christopher Preston Thompson


Performance Dates:

July 17th, 7:00 pm, at The Rudolf Nureyev Studio, 130 West 56th Street, 10019 - 6th Floor

    Tickets here from $0.63 cents* to $60
(*Ticket price for formerly incarcerated individuals and their families, and for anyone with either a legal or illegal immigration status)

July 22nd, 5:30 pm at Hudson Yards Public Square and Gardens - FREE

August 6th and 20th, 3:00 pm at Marcus  Garvey Park Amphitheater - FREE



The title "One of Four" comes from the statistic that 1 out of every 4 women will be raped in college in the United States. We are acutely aware that gender-based violence is a highly sensitive issue. Tabula Rasa Dance Theater has the deepest respect for survivors of emotional and physical abuse. Many of us, directly or indirectly, have been irreversibly harmed by abuse.* Through movement, we are sharing our outrage and our pain. We believe dance has transformative powers and the potential to inspire compassion and empathy. In the piece, three female-identifying dancers and two gender-nonconforming dancers will partner with manikins representing their abusers. These life-size, cumbersome figures will symbolize how the trauma of emotional and physical abuse is a weight borne by victims forever.


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