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January 5, 2023  •  14 minute read

Five gender-nonconforming, trans, and queer dancers on stage. They are all wearing elaborate floor-length blue and silver strapless ball gowns and are dancing in a circle. As the dancers spin around, the skirts of their gowns are flying out with their momentum; each dancer is stretching out their arms in different expansive positions.
Sean Dorsey Dance performing “THE LOST ART OF DREAMING” at Z Space (San Francisco) 2022. Photo: Lydia Daniller.

#NPNatAPAP

We’ve compiled a few of the many places that you can see and engage with NPN Partners, artists, board members, staff, and friends. The schedule-at-glance is followed by more information about all projects.

*Please note that events may require registration at the links provided

Schedule-at-a-glance

Monday, January 9th

Wednesday, January 11th

Thursday, January 12th

Friday, January 13th

Saturday, January 14th

Sunday, January 15th

Monday, January 16th

Tuesday, January 17th

Wednesday, January 18th

Thursday, January 19th

Friday, January 20th

Saturday, January 21st

Sunday, January 22nd

Note: We tried to include as many NPN friends as possible, but this list is not exhaustive!


Complete information for all performances

Sean Dorsey DanceTHE LOST ART OF DREAMING

THE LOST ART OF DREAMING is an invitation to embrace expansive imagination, reconnect with longing, connect with joy and pleasure, and propel ourselves toward loving Futures.

THE LOST ART OF DREAMING is a fusion of full-throttle dance, intimate storytelling, intricate costuming, and exquisite queer partnering. . . all performed with Sean Dorsey Dance’s signature technical precision, guts, and deep humanity.

This work premiered in San Francisco in November 2022 and is available for touring beginning in Spring 2023. It tours with a 5-member ensemble of gender-nonconforming, trans and queer dancers, Technical Director, and Wardrobe Supervisor. Work tours with an extensive roster of community-engagement activities.

More info on this Sean Dorsey Dance event

Five gender-nonconforming, trans, and queer dancers on stage. They are all wearing elaborate floor-length blue and silver strapless ball gowns and are dancing in a circle. As the dancers spin around, the skirts of their gowns are flying out with their momentum; each dancer is stretching out their arms in different expansive positions.
Sean Dorsey Dance performing “THE LOST ART OF DREAMING” at Z Space (San Francisco) 2022. Photo: Lydia Daniller.

Dan Froot & CompanyPang!

  • Streaming on demand

Pang! is an evening of three short plays based on oral histories of families around the country who are hungering for change. Pang! is stage as live radio theater, with three actors voicing dozens of characters, navigating a forest of microphones, and creating live “Foley” sound effects.

Created and directed by Dan Froot in collaboration with the performers: Natalie Camunas, Christopher Rivas, and Donna Simone Johnson. Music by Robert Een.

Pang! is currently in repertory. There are two touring versions: the full staging travels with a company of 7 and moderate freight; the “unplugged” version travels with a company of 4 and no freight.

More info on this Dan Froot & Company event

A brown-skinned young woman with dark hair, a short white man with salt-and-pepper hair, and a tall, brown-skinned man with curly black hair are standing, gesticulating and leaning over a diverse group of people sitting at a table and looking up at them. In the background is a large projection of a dark-skinned family: a mom in the center of nine children of various ages, smiling with their arms around each other.
Photo of Dan Froot & Co. (standing, l to r: Natalie Camunas, Dan Froot, and Christopher Rivas) with audience members at onstage “kitchen table” (2019). Photo: Ray Shaw.

Kaneza SchaalKLIIPresented through the Public’s Under the Radar Festival

Dates & Times

  • Monday, January 9th, 8–9 pm
  • Wednesday, January 11th, 7–8 pm
  • Thursday, January 12th, 7–8 pm
  • Friday, January 13th, 7–8 pm
  • Saturday, January 14th, 7–8 pm
  • Wednesday, January 18th, 7–8 pm
  • Thursday, January 19th, 7–8 pm
  • Friday, January 20th, 7:30–8:30 pm
  • Saturday, January 21st, 7:30–8:30 pm
  • Sunday, January 22nd, 2–3 pm

Location

  • Chelsea Factory, 547 W 26th St.

KLII exorcizes the ghost of King Leopold II through a mytho-biographical performance by theater-maker Kaneza Schaal. Designed and co-directed by Christopher Myers, KLII draws on Mark Twain’s King Leopold’s Soliloquy published in 1905, a fictional monologue written after Twain’s visit to Congo Free State, and Patrice Lumumba’s 1960 independence speech in Congo. Increasingly our demons are invisible, long-hidden racism, misogyny, misinformation, and even the virus. How do we handle these threats which are as central to our everyday life as they are hidden? Schaal and Myers propose an exorcism in theater, starring one of the villains of the 19th century whose actions resonate through the present day.

More info on this Kaneza Schaal event

Kaneza Schaal as King Leopold II sits on a throne with her left hand lifted to her chin, left elbow leaning on the armrest, and right hand on the right armrest, elbow lifted, looking at the viewer. She wears a white beard, hair in two long white braids, and a red and gold military jacket over a red patterned hoop skirt that extends to the floor. The throne sits in front of an ornamented dais of candles, garlands, and sculpted recreations of amputated hands that reference Leopold’s gruesome reign.
Photo: Christopher Myers

Ephrat Asherie DanceUNDERSCORED (excerpt)

Date & Time

  • Thursday, January 12th, 7–8:50 pm

Location

  • Peter B. Lewis Theater at the Guggenheim, 1071 5th Ave. (between 88th and 89th Streets)

Ephrat Asherie Dance in collaboration with NYC club legends Archie Burnett, Brahms “Bravo” LaFortune, and Michele Saunders take audiences on a journey through NYC’s underground dance community. UNDERSCORED was a recipient of lead commissioning and development support by Works & Process for the Fall 2022 world premiere at the Guggenheim with co-commissioners ArtPower at UC San Diego, the Momentary, and the Yard.

*NDP tour support available.

More info on this Ephrat Asherie Dance “UNDERSCORED” event

ODEON

Date & Time

  • Saturday, January 14th, 6:30–7 pm

Location

  • NY City Center Studio 4, 130 W 56th St. (between 6th & 7th Aves.)

Described by The Berkshire Eagle as “real, honest, and breathtaking,” ODEON is a high-energy, hybrid work that layers breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue to the buoyant score of turn-of-the-century Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, played live. The second collaboration between sister and brother team Ephrat and Ehud Asherie (choreographer and musical director, respectively), the duo reimagines Nazareth’s signature compositions, noted for melding classical music with popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms. ODEON brings together parts of the extended legacies of street and club styles and remixes them to challenge choreographic contexts.

More info on this Ephrat Asherie Dance “ODEON” event

Dancers of various ages, gender, and racial and ethnic backgrounds sit on the ground, three on either side of club legend Archie Burnett, a Black man standing in the center with arms extended straight to the side wearing a silver jacket and yellow pants. The white wall of the background is lit in purple light.
Pictured: center: Archie Burnett, l to r: Teena Marie Custer, Manon Bal, Jimbo, Matthew “Mega” West, Ms. Vee, Ephrat Asherie. Photo: Erik Munari.

Mariana ValenciaJacklean

Dates & Times

  • Thursday, January 12th, 7 pm
  • Sunday, January 15th, 1 pm

Location

  • The Public Theater, Shiva Theater, 425 Lafayette St.

Jacklean is an improvisation between choreographer Mariana Valencia and musician Jazmin Romero. A we/us exchange between the artists proposes that the rehearsal process is also the practice of performance. Valencia and Romero create, revise, and surrender to their forms in real time. Jacklean is a performance riff and the path toward a new tableau for improvisation. 

More info on this Mariana Valencia event

A Latinx woman with short black curly hair and tan skin holds her arms up and over to the right. Her torso is bent, her gaze is downward, her hands are soft fists.
Photo: Tam Shell

Adil MansoorAmm(i)gone

Dates & Times

  • Thursday, January 12, 8 pm
  • Friday, January 13, 8 pm
  • Saturday, January 14, 11 am

Location

  • Speyer Hall at University Settlement House, 184 Eldridge St.

Kelly Strayhorn Theater is delighted to collaborate with University Settlement for this special presentation of Adil Mansoor’s solo performance work Amm(i)gone. Mansoor explores queerness, the afterlife, and obligation using Sophocles’ Antigone, teachings from the Quran, and audio conversations between him and his mother in a touching performance about love across faith.

Amm(i)gone, an adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone, is an apology to and from a mother. Since discovering his queerness, Mansoor’s mother has turned towards her faith in an attempt to save her son in the afterlife. In an effort towards healing, Mansoor has invited his mother to join him as dramaturg and co-conspirator. In reading, discussing, and translating various adaptations of the source play, together they mine Greek tragedy, Islamic traditions, and their own memories to create an original performance locating love across faith. Can prayer substantiate care? Can care manifest as artistic methodology and inquiry? Can Mansoor and his mother contend with Antigone’s fate?

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Artist Adil Mansoor sits at an intricately carved wooden table with a pink laptop and pink water bottle. Adil is of Pakistani heritage with curly black hair and a beard. He is wearing glasses, a blue button-down shirt, and an infinity scarf. He is addressing the audience with a projection behind him of a page from a book. The quote “Let me share with you the problem of untranslatability” is underlined in the photo.
Adil Mansoor in “Amm(i)gone.” Photo: Kitoko Chargois.

American Patchwork Quartet and Martha RedboneAfro-Indigenous & Immigrant Americana

Date & Time

  • Friday, January 13th, 7–7:35 pm

Location

  • Madison Suite, Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave.

In American Patchwork Quartet (APQ), Grammy-winning guitarist/vocalist Clay Ross, three-time Grammy-winning drummer Clarence Penn, Grammy-winning vocalist Falu Shah, and highly acclaimed bassist Yasushi Nakamura showcase the dynamic diversity of contemporary culture by re-imagining timeless songs from America’s past. APQ draws on a repertoire of centuries-old American folk songs that highlight America’s immigrant roots, in performances that make old songs new through creative arrangements that highlight the skills of each member and ask their audiences to reflect on the notion that as Americans we must acknowledge our differences to discover our commonalities.

Martha Redbone is a vocalist/songwriter/composer/educator. She is known for her music gumbo of folk, blues, and gospel from her childhood in coal country Harlan County, Kentucky, infused with the eclectic grit of pre-gentrified New York City. Inheriting the powerful vocal range of her gospel-singing African American father and the resilient spirit of her mother’s southeastern Cherokee/Choctaw culture and heritage, Redbone broadens the boundaries of American Roots music. With songs and storytelling that share her life experience as an Afro/Native American woman and mother navigating in the new millennium, Redbone gives voice to issues of social justice, connecting cultures, and celebrating the human spirit.

An African American, Indigenous woman with long dark hair, a white cowboy hat and a white blouse is on top of a title that reads “This Land is Our Land,” and on the bottom of the title there is a quartet. On the left is a Japanese man with short hair and facial hair wearing a dark suit, then there is Black man with a light shirt and grey vest with a white cap. Next there is an Indian American woman in a yellow dress with long, black hair, and finally on the right is a Caucasian man with short hair and a gray blazer.

Renegade Performance Group / André M. Zachery

Date & Time

  • Friday, January 13th, 7–8 pm

Location

  • Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W 55th St.

Brooklyn-based dance company Renegade Performance Group will present two projects created by artistic director André M. Zachery. The first is a five-minute excerpt from the 25-minute piece Webbed Fugues. It is an Afrofuturist ensemble work using the music of Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar, and Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, with interactive projections designed by André M. Zachery. The second project is Against Gravity: Flying Afrikans + Other Urban Legends, a multimedia choreographic solo of self-examination on Black masculinity using history, memory, text, poetry, and geography. Both works will be presented at the new 651 ARTS performance center in Brooklyn, NY in 2023.

More info on this Renegade Performance Group / André M. Zachery event

A dark-skinned man wearing jeans and black boots in a hurdle jump towards the Brooklyn Bridge with the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline and blue sky.
Photo: Rachel Neville

Ashwini Ramaswamy and Kevork MouradInvisible Cities

Date & Time

  • Saturday, January 14, 9:45–10:05 am

Location

  • City Center, Studio 4, at 130 W 56th St. (between 6th & 7th Aves.)

Ramaswamy collaboratively reimagines Italo Calvino’s metaphysical novel through choreography and projected visuals with interactive illustrations and animation created live by artist Kevork Mourad. Anchored in the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam and collaboratively reinterpreted by dancer/choreographers of four distinct cultural backgrounds and dance lineages (Bharatanatyam, Gaga technique, Contemporary/African Diasporic, and Breaking) this work can be presented as a National Performance Network engagement. Tours with a total of 14.

“Ramaswamy’s imagination united and flourished, making space, not just for more generations but for more ways of thinking.” – The New York Times (Critic’s pick)

More info on this Ashwini Ramaswamy and Kevork Mourad event

Four dancers of color in a line shown from the hips up, all making bold gestures with their arms. Behind them, an illustration evocative of a snake or dragon and ropes.

Yanira Castro / a canary torsiThunder & Hymn (part of Elsie Management Live Showcase

Date & Time

  • Saturday, January 14, 10:20–10:50 am

Location

  • NY City Center, Studio 5, 130 W 56th St. (between 6th & 7th Aves.)

Interdisciplinary artist Yanira Castro guides the audience through a set of performance scores from a canary torsi’s award-winning work Last Audience. Enacted by the audience, Thunder & Hymn is an immersive, participatory work that invites the audience into a sensory-rich communal experience, a collective re-imagining of performance as civic ritual.

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Artist Yanira Castro, a light-skinned Puerto Rican woman with white hair pulled back, kneels over a person who is lying face down on a black floor. Other audience members are laying down in rows behind and next to this person. An audience observes standing and sitting in a white gallery.
Yanira Castro performing “Thunder + Hymn” with the audience at 21c Chicago (2022). Photo: Faith Decker.

DANCE IQUAIL!Public Enemy and Rain

Dates & Times

  • Saturday, January 14th, 11–11:30 am
  • Sunday, January 15th, 4–5 pm

Location

  • Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W 55th St.

DANCE IQUAIL! will showcase two different works at the Ailey Citigroup Theater as part of a shared showcase with the Dance Manager’s Collective. The Saturday, January 14th performance will showcase an excerpt from Public Enemy. This work—supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Performance Network—explores incarceration as a way to center the humanity of Black men and the Diversity of their humanity. *NEFA’s NDP tour subsidy is still available for immediate bookings of this work. The Sunday, January 15 performance will showcase Rain, a World Premiere also by Dr. Iquail Shaheed.

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Two Black men dance against a white background, wearing royal purple costumes with sleeveless tops, pants, and flowing skirts with a slit in the front. One dancer lunges forward on one leg, the other extending behind and both arms reaching straight forward. The other artist leaps high in the air, legs slightly bent in a split.
Otis Donovan Herring and Jameel M. Hendricks in Public Enemy. Photo: Andrew Fassbinder, Rachel Neville Studios.

Ananya Dance TheatreNün Gherāo: Surrounded by Salt (Excerpt)

Dates & Times

  • Saturday, January 14th, 12–12:30 pm
  • Saturday, January 14th, 4:30–5 pm

Location

  • Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W 55th St. @ 9th Ave.

Ananya Dance Theatre will showcase an excerpt from its 2022 production Nün Gherāo: Surrounded by Salt, commissioned by the Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Nün Gherāo was created in part during a residency at the Pillow Lab at Jacob’s Pillow. Ananya Dance Theatre is a guest artist of the 2023 live showcases presented by the Dance Managers Collective at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. You can also visit them at Booth 302 Americas at APAP!

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Five BIPOC women and femmes, attired in loose-fitting costumes, dance at different levels of height, their arms reaching to embrace the air, and their faces reflecting strong vocal expressions.
Ananya Chatterjea, Alexandra Eady, Spirit McIntyre, Kealoha Ferreira, and Lizzette Chapa performing Ananya Dance Theatre’s “Nün Gherāo: Surrounded by Salt” (2022). Photo: Canaan Mattson.

STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy SosCIRCLES: going in (excerpt)

Date & Time

  • Saturday, January 14th, 5–5:30 pm

Location

  • NY City Center Studio 4, 130 W 56th St. (between 6th & 7th Aves.)

Layering dance, visual arts, and an original score, CIRCLES: going in presents snapshots of popular culture through Choreographer Staycee Pearl’s lens as a Black woman. With an ensemble of five dancers, CIRCLES: going in is a vibrant and daring path to self-reclamation. The original soundtrack was created by Herman “Soy Sos” Pearl in collaboration with a diverse roster of Black club artists.

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Four dancers mid-motion about to make strong poses. They are all wearing brightly multi-colored jackets that are iridescent colors of pink, green, yellow, and orange. They are all wearing various black leggings, bike shorts, and pants.
Pictured: Chandler Bingham, LaTrea Derome Rembert, Anya Clarke, Cameron Waters. Photo: Beth Barbis

Carla Rossi and Pepper PepperJacklean

Date & Time

  • Saturday, January 14th, 5:20–5:40 pm

Location

  • Regence Parlor, 2nd floor, New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas

Join drag duo Carla Rossi and Pepper Pepper for a wellness seminar gone wrong—or right? —when the mushrooms peak. Tackling wellness culture, microdosing, land acknowledgments, and featuring a lipsync on an actively inflating airbed, GLOOP is a gauntlet of spectacularly unhinged drag from two of Portland, Oregon’s most beloved grifters. APAP showcase; representation: Andre Bouchard at Indigenous Performance Productions.

Carla Rossi, a whiteface drag clown with blonde shoulder-length hair, a cannabis pendant necklace, and a tie-dyed blue dress, stands over Pepper Pepper, a white drag queen with a black bob, a red crocheted dress, and a bedezzaled eyepatch. Pepper holds a rubber chicken and pulverizes her face with a massage gun while Carla lipsyncs above her with wide, painted-blue lips, both of them next to an inflatable air mattress on an apocalyptic theatrical set.
Carla Rossi and Pepper Pepper performing “GLOOP” at Portland Center Stage in Portland, Oregon (2022). Photo courtesy of the artists.

Shamel Pitts | TRIBETouch of RED (excerpt, for presenters only)

Date & Time

  • Saturday, January 14th, 6–7 pm

Location

  • New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St.

Touch of RED is a new evening-length multidisciplinary performance work that consists of a duet for two men inside a contemporary ring. The work investigates how Black men can allow themselves to soften, even under extreme pressure and heat. The confined space references a futuristic and voyeuristic gladiator entertainment site in which a heat path between the two performers builds, not out of aggression or combat, but within an enhanced electrifying effeminacy that heals. Bold. Boiled. Blood.

*NDP tour subsidies are available for this work for the 23/24 and 24/25 seasons.

More info on this Shamel Pitts | TRIBE “Touch of RED” event

Two Black men straddle each in a deep embrace, their legs are wrapped around the other while the sit on a red floor. They are wearing tight red body suits and black shoes that go right above the ankles.
“Touch of RED” performed by Shamel Pitts | TRIBE. Performers: Tushrik Fredericks and Shamel Pitts. Photo: The Adeboye Brothers.

Shamel Pitts | TRIBEBLACK HOLE: Trilogy and Triathlon

Dates & Times

  • Sunday, January 15, 2–3 pm
  • Monday, January 16, 7:30–8:30 pm

Location

  • New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th St.

Shamel Pitts | TRIBE’s evening-length work BLACK HOLE: Trilogy and Triathlon is a kaleidoscopic performance art experience using movement, original sound, light projection, and visual art. The piece researches and shares an odyssey in which three Black performers create a trinity of vigor, afrofuturism, and embrace. It is the third multidisciplinary live artwork in Shamel Pitts’ “Black Series.”

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Three Black dancers are in formation glittering in gold body paint. Most forward is a Black man whose right knee is on the ground, his head is turned to the left and both his hands are touching the dancer behind him. The second dancer is standing upright with his back slightly arched and arms over his head connecting with the dancer behind him. The final dancer is also standing and has her arms around the second dancer’s shoulders with her face pressed next to his.
Shamel Pitts | TRIBE preforming “BLACK HOLE” at New York Live Arts. Performers: Tushrik Fredericks, Marcella Lewis, and Shamel Pitts. Photo: The Adeboye Brothers.

MX OopsUnFiNiShEd aNiMaL

Date & Time

  • Saturday, January 14th, 8 pm

Location

  • New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St.

UnFiNiShEd aNiMaL is a multimedia performance that uses the vibrant aesthetics of queer nightlife culture to reveal how cognitive bias connects us all. This piece tells the story of humanity coming to grips with our collective inheritance, a ramshackle meshwork of cognitive processes evolved to survive, not for self-awareness. An interdisciplinary approach invites the audience to meditate on what might be unfinished about human cognition and how these biases keep us from building a better world together.

More info on this MX Oops event

A brown-skinned gender nonconforming person holding a microphone sitting down. This person has black locs and blue and green sparkling makeup on their face, wearing black with green plants draped over their clothing. They are performing in front of a neon green triangle with green flowers and plant vines hanging from it.
MX Oops performing at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, NY (2021). Photo: Emma McDonald Photography.

Miguel GutierrezEmily Johnson / CatalystAbby Zbikowski, Abby Z and the New UtilityArtist Salon at New York Live Arts

Date & Time

  • Sunday, January 15th, 11:30 am–12:30 pm

Location

  • New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St.

New York Live Arts will host an Artist Salon with Miguel Gutierrez, Emily Johnson, Milka Djordjevich, and Abby Zbikowski on Sunday, January 16 at 11:30 am in the Live Arts Lobby. Each artist will present excerpts from recently premiered works for 10 minutes, then artists and presenters have space and time to mingle and chat over light refreshments for as long as desired.

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A light brown skinned man standing in green stage light, wearing a purple shirt and shorts has his mouth wide open. He is looking right with his arms hanging. A dark-skinned woman, wearing a green shirt and shorts, gestures with her right hand as if she is waving or raising her hand to ask a question. She is saying a sentence, her mouth is slightly open. There are two wooden chairs behind them, on stage and rows of bright lights. The rest of the space is dark.
Miguel Gutierrez and Laila Franklin performing “I as another taken” by JHsumedia (2022)
Choreographer Emily Johnson, a Yup'ik woman, is viewed as she walks along an orange and white barricade, looking up toward the top of trees that are out of frame. She is wearing a boldly graphic sleeveless top, with a layer of clear sequins, several strips of white tape wrap her thighs. She is mid-stride and her long brown hair blows behind her, as audiences watch through a chainlink fence, and park-goes wander by.
Emily Johnson / Catalyst, “Being Future Being: Land / Celestial.” Performance view, presented by New York Live Arts in East River Park (2022). Pictured: Emily Johnson. Photo: Maria Baranova.
In foreground, light-skinned male-presenting dancer in dark tank top, mottled black and white shorts with neon under layer, black kneepads, and sneakers is on stomach on the floor holding ankles of light-skinned female dancer wearing olive green crop tank, neon mesh sports bra, black and white camo pants, black kneepads, and sneakers who is dragging aforementioned dancer backwards along the ground. In the background, light-skinned male dancer in dark t-shirt, black and white plaid pants, neon kneepads, and sneakers is arched back as a Taiwanese male presenting dancer in a white mesh shirt, flowing black shorts, neon kneepads, and sneakers is bent forward holding him chest to chest so that the two form an arch shape with their bodies. The floor and backdrop are black and the lighting is warm and spare so that exposed muscles are well-defined.
From left to right in front then back, Benjamin Roach, Fiona Lundie, Alex Gossen, and jinsei sato performing “Radioactive Practice” at New York Live Arts (2022) Photo: Maria Baranova.
Milka Djordjevich, Emily Johnson, Miguel Gutierrez, and Abby Zbikowski headshots

jumatatu m. poeLive Artery: jumatatu m. poe

Date & Time

  • Sunday, January 15, 3–3:45 pm

Location

  • New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St.

For Live Artery 2023, jumatatu m. poe will present transitions into terrestrial, sharing images, video, poetics, and movement reflecting on transitions in artmaking and life. Having completed a 10-plus year cycle of research and performance with collaborator Jermone Donte Beacham through the J-Sette focused Let ‘im Move You series, jumatatu is reflecting on the vastness of the voyage, the depth of the lessons on both being and being with that sprang forth from that intimately collaborative series of processes. Currently, jumatatu’s attention is turned toward nobility and indigeneity in early research for the forthcoming terrestrial project.

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A brown-skinned person appears in the right foreground with a blurred streak extending from their body towards the right. The background is a brown desert landscape dotted with green plants and a blue sky lined with thin billowy clouds up above. There are rock formations to the left and plateaus in the center.
jumatatu m. poe, “terrestrial.” Photo by jumatatu m. poe.

Netta YerushalmyMOVEMENT, part of Live Artery

Date & Time

  • Monday, January 16th, 6–6:45 pm

Location

  • New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th St.

MOVEMENT (premiered March 2022 at PEAK Performances) is the new evening-length work from Netta Yerushalmy that synthesizes over one hundred citations from an expansive range of dances across genres and cultures. It is a radical quilt of borrowed material that stretches the idea of pluralism until it almost snaps. The project features a new score by award-winning composer Paula Matthusen, and is performed by dancers hailing from Korea, Senegal, Israel, Taiwan, and across the USA.

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Five dancers in bright green costumes, clumped together, re-enacting a and scene. One figure has fallen backwards, and his body is limp. Another holds the other’s fallen body on his thighs and looks down at him. Two women are standing up, one has her hand curled onto her forward in a gesture of grief, the other looks up with her hands open and lifted and her eyes rolling upwards. The fifth figure crouches, holding the shins of the fallen figure, while turning her head directly toward the camera.
Jin Ju Song-Begin, Burr Johnson, Caitlin Scranton, Babacar Top, Catie Leasca, performing in “MOVEMENT.” Photo: Marina Levitskaya.

Jasmine HearnSalt and Spirit (Out-Front Festival, Pioneers Go East Collective)

Dates & Times

  • Tuesday, January 17th, 7–8 pm
  • Thursday, January 19th, 8–9 pm

Location

  • The LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St.

Salt and Spirit by Jasmine Hearn:
a layering of remembered recipes, unkempt stories, and forgotten adornments.
a dance of many myths
a song for stilling
a bridge between non-linear stories of N I L E and Trinity
It will keep changing.

With performances by Dominica Greene, Jasmine Hearn, Kendra Portier, Marýa Wethers, and Charmaine Warren. With creative support by Nora Alami and Myssi Robinson and sound collaborations with Lily Gelfand and Angie Pittman.

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Three people in silhouette foreground a church alter. They stand hip to hip in front of stairs where a citrus fruit rests on the far-right lower step. A doorway next to the stairs casts a medium heron blue light.
Pam Pietro, Charmaine Warren, and Myssi Robinson performing with Jasmine Hearn at HyperForm Fest NY at St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery (2022). Photo: Tony Turner.