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VENOMOUS by BARE Dance Company

VENOMOUS by BARE Dance Company


BARE Dance Company


LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, 31-10 Thompson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101


Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 16, 2014 - 2:00pm, 8:00pm



BARE Dance Company

CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI) and LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) presents VENOMOUS*º, a new full evening experience by BARE Dance Company 

*VENOMOUS is supported, in part, by the 2014 CUNY Dance Initiative Rehearsal Residency at LaGuardia Community College
ºVENOMOUS was partially developed through the LPAC’s Lab Program


Choreography and original composition by Mike Esperanza
Performed by BARE Dance Company


LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (Mainstage Theatre)

31-10 Thompson Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101

Nov 15 at 8pm, Nov 16 at 2pm & 8pm

$20- Online advance
$15- student/senior
$25- at the door price


New York, NY/Oct 7, 2014—BARE Dance Company premieres VENOMOUS, a full evening work made possible by the CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI). CDI is a new residency program providing generous rehearsal and performance space to NYC choreographers and dance companies, allowing companies such as BARE to work with a host—LaGuardia Performing Arts Center — to produce a unique, visual, and immersive experience for its audiences.

VENOMOUS is about a man struggling to find his true sexual identity. As a witness to this physically difficult, thrilling, and at times lonely journey, the viewer is led through his story. Upon entrance, seventeen dancers guide the audience through different vignettes prompting them along the path to their seats, and then drawing them into the ups and downs of this transformative moment in time. 

Esperanza’s ability to “create a rich world with simple visual and aural cues” —Rachel Levin, Explore Dance, allows him to share his experiences, taking a chance to change this traditional space into a world where the viewers are involved in every step. 



Performed by: Michael Abbatiello, Vincent Arzola, Jake Bone, Suki Clements, Larry Daniels, Jacqui Defranca, Clinton Edwards, Kayla Farrish, Sarah Housepian, Erin Love, Ashley Menestrina, Katrina Muffley, Jackie Nowicki, Devin Oshiro Suzie Rzecznik, Britney Tokumoto, and Paul Vickers

Costume Design by: Matthew Griffin and Mike Esperanza

Lighting Design concept by: Debra Lockwood and Mike Esperanza




For more information and tickets please visit www.laguardiaperformingarts.org

For press information please contact Baha Ebrahimzadeh at bahaebrahimzadeh@gmail.com or (949)293-9936

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