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The Knocking Within

The Knocking Within


ANIKAI Dance Theater


The New School for Drama (FringeNYC Venue #15)


Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 5:45pm
Monday, August 13, 2012 - 5:30pm
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 7:30pm
Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 2:00pm
Friday, August 17, 2012 - 9:30pm



ANIKAI Dance Theater

ANIKAI Dance premieres

The Knocking Within

at FringeNYC


Inspired by research into the neuroscience of sleep and the anthropology of dreams, The Knocking Within weaves a portrait of two lovers and the nightmares that plague them, unveiling their insecurities, their fears and the violence that lies just beneath the surface.

A one-hour dance-theater work with movement vocabulary drawn from Capoeira, Kalaripayattu, Bharata Natyam, West African dance, and a wide range of Contemporary dance forms, The Knocking Within calls into question the lines we draw between art forms, between cultures, even between methodologies. These lines are constructs that we inject at points along the continuum of human movement. This work combines a dizzying array of movement vocabulary, woven together into a new language of the body.

With text in English, Hindi and American Sign Language, The Knocking Within draws on Shakespeare's Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, Twelfth Night and Titus Andronicus to effect a re-staging of theater, taking it decidedly into the realm of visual communication. The texts are present but implicit, creating a tension between the permanence of print, the persistence of imbedded cultural stories, and the immanent meaning-making power of bodies moving through space.

SAT 8/11 @ 5:45

MON 8/13 @ 5:30

TUE 8/14 @ 7:30

THU 8/16 @ 2:00

FRI 8/17 @ 9:30


The New School for Drama

Venue #15

151 Bank Street

(West & Washington Streets)


A, C, E, L to 14th Street / 8th Avenue

Tickets go on sale July 20 at www.fringenyc.org!    5 in advance/8 at the door


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