Trisk Presents Boy Friday's "You Always Do This to Me," a Dance-Play
You Always Do This to Me
SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 1, 2022
$20 in advance / $25 at-the-door
You Always Do This to Me is a dance-play that finds the Audience and the Performer caught in a tangled relationship. We watch as these not-quite-lovers replay memories of the past, unfurling their circular symbiosis through dance and conversation. Movement winds itself into gestural particulars and releases into stormy unison, and spoken text invokes a lyrical vignette of love, lust, and social disruption. Youthful imagery hides a long and turbulent history in scenes that search for logic in the collision of disparate characters who are bound to each other by forces of circumstance. Like the structure of the piece, the setting is both surreal and familiar–a cozy living room inside the house where all your dreams took place as a child. You Always Do this to Me asks the audience, “How do we keep ending up here together?”
Boy Friday is a New York–based company creating surreal performance experiences charged with social commentary. Situated at the intersection of movement, visual art, and storytelling, our work bends the myth of "normal" into a mirage of queer utopia full of futurity and potentiality. Boy Friday’s theatrical events feel distant yet familiar, inviting audiences to come close and make decisions about the kind of experience they want to have. The common and mundane are ornamented to draw attention to the strange beauty of everyday life, and identity pervades the work with subtle urgency.
Photo by Effy Grey
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