Tabula Rasa Dance Theater World Premiere: One of Four
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
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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