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Joyce SoHo Announces Their Spring/Summer Season

Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak
Mar 22-24
Thu–Sat at 7:30pm
$20; $15 stu/sr
Post-performance discussions: Mar 22 & 23

Chicago-based Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak explores the artist's water-like vocabulary within a testosterone-laced environment and asks 'where is the intersection between ferocity and fragility?' Juxtapositions abound-the "coffee is for closers" rant from Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross; a mash up of Bohemian composer Biber with lewd '90s rap, lip-syncing; and an imitation of Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men. madshak.com

In Rep: Alexandra Beller/Dances
Apr 4, 8, 13, 19 & 21 at 7:30pm, Apr 7 & 15 at 2pm
$20; $15 stu/sr; $50/$100 Benefit Apr 13
Apr 13 benefit info: alexandrabellerdances.org
Post-performance discussions: Apr 8, 15 & 19

Performed by Alexandra Beller/Dances, other stories is a collection of interwoven movement events that highlight the friction between stories. When we are confronted, particularly within an intimate relationship, with a story that diverges from ours, how do we deal with that friction against our reality? Created in collaboration with legendary rock musician/composer Robert Poss and celebrated dramaturg Katherine Profeta, other stories is a layered multimedia performance that triggers memory, emotion, and heightened awareness through deeply personal and evocative movement. alexandrabellerdances.org

In Rep: skybetter and associates
Apr 5, 7, 11, 15 & 20 at 7:30pm, Apr 14 & 22 at 2pm
$18; $12 stu/sr
Post-performance discussions: after each show

Brooklyn-based skybetter and associates presents the company's deepening investigation into affect, mathematics, and memory. Tracing the development of Skybetter's formalism, the company will perform The Laws of Falling Bodies (2009), Temporary Matters (2011), Little Boy (2012) and the world premiere of For Want of Sleep, featuring the live performance of a commissioned score by composer Sxip Shirey. skybetter.org

In Rep: Decadancetheatre
Apr 6, 12, 14, 18, & 22 at 7:30pm, Apr 8 & 21 at 2pm
$20; $15 stu/sr; $50-$300 Benefit Apr 14
Apr 14 benefit info: jennifer@decadancetheatre.com
Post-performance discussions: Apr 8

Brooklyn-based all female theatrical hip-hop crew Decadancetheatre returns to Joyce SoHo with a high energy evening of repertory favorites, including When the Sky Breaks 3D, and world premieres featuring an international roster of b-girls, poppers, lockers, wavers, house and experimental hip-hop dancers. A live DJ will provide the score for this unstoppable evening of electric hip-hop dance theatre. decadancetheatre.com

Chunky Move
Apr 25-29 & May 2-6
Wed–Sat at 7:30pm; Sun at 2pm
$22
After Hours @ Joyce SoHo: Apr 27
A post-performance Q&A with the artist. Refreshments served.

After twenty years making works for individuals, groups, and his own company, Chunky Move, Gideon Obarzanek has created Faker, a disarmingly personal solo performance of his own, exposing the expectations and disappointments, creative aspirations, and personal doubts of dance and theatre making. Frank and darkly humorous, Faker offers a rare insight into the mind of one of Australia's most acclaimed creators. chunkymove.com

Jody Sperling/Time Lapse Dance
May 10-13
Thu–Sat at 7:30pm; Sat & Sun at 2pm
$20; $15 stu/sr; $10 kids matinee
Post-performance discussion: May 10
Audience-participation workshop: May 12 matinee

To celebrate the 150th birthday of modern-dance pioneer Loïe Fuller (1862-1928), Time Lapse Dance presents a season honoring her legacy. In tribute to Fuller, choreographer Jody Sperling, considered the foremost interpreter of Fuller's art, offers an evening of dances that vary from reverential to experimental. The program includes the premiere of a new biographical tribute work as well as revivals of Sperling's Roman Sketches (2007) and Turbulence (2011). timelapsedance.com

Helen Simoneau Danse
May 18-19
Fri–Sat at 7:30pm
$18; $15 stu/sr; $40 benefit May 18 & 19

Based in both NC and NYC, Helen Simoneau Danse, led by French-Canadian choreographer Helen Simoneau, presents Flight Distance I, II, III, and IV, an evening exploring the boundaries of personal space. The performance includes original music by Jerome Begin, Jonathan Melville Pratt, and Chris Andraka, with video by Jose Luis Bustamante. Two of the four pieces are NY premieres. helensimoneau.com

David Gordon
Jun 2012
Check joyce.org after Mar 1 for more information.
A Pick Up Performance Co(s) Production

2012 marks fifty years of David Gordon making work. Mr. Gordon hijacks Joyce SoHo's theater for a world premiere of an unprecedented extended run to kick off this momentous post-modern anniversary.

Beginning of the End of the Beginning of
New comic dramatic emotionally loaded theater movement narrative written/choreographed & directed by David Gordon
generated from Luigi Pirandello's writings & familiar themes incl:
absurd inconsistencies of what we see
& how we see & questions of identitee
w/8 actors & dancers & 2 puppets playing 16 roles
in 2 acts w/no intermission.

the Beginning of the End of the Beginning
New comic dramatic emotionally loaded theater movement narrative
based on Luigi Pirandello's 1911 story A CHARACTER'S TRAGEDY
& his 1921 3 act play SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR
& his 1923 1 act play THE MAN WITH THE FLOWER IN HIS MOUTH
w/8 actors & dancers & 2 puppets playing 16 roles
in 2 acts w/no intermission.

of the Beginning of the End of the
New comic dramatic emotionally loaded theater movement narrative
w/behavioral movement & gesture & physical shadowing/partnering
& w/incidental music (possibly by Pirandello peer Giacomo Puccini)
& w/stg flats, chairs, door frames & script pgs
& rolling/"dancing" scenic devices
& light designed by Jennifer Tipton
on 4 separate but adjoining "stages"
w/8 actors & dancers & 2 puppets playing 16 roles
in 2 acts w/no intermission.

Beginning of the End of the Beginning of
New comic dramatic emotionally loaded theater movement narrative
Beginning: @ Joyce SoHo on June something 2012
End: @ Joyce SoHo on June something else 2012.

-- David Gordon, December 2011
pickupperformance.org/david.html

Makiko Tamura/small apple co.
Jul 13-15
Fri–Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2pm
$18; $15 stu/sr
Post-performance discussion: Jul 13

Makiko Tamura/small apple co., a New York based company, performs the world premiere of Tank, along with two other distinguished works. These poetic dances, created in collaboration with a visual artist, set designer, and small apple's distinctive dancers, awaken emotional memories through flowing movements and puppet-like gestures. web.mac.com/smallapple.co

Parallel Exit
Jul 20-22 & 26-29
Fri–Sun at 7:30 & Thu–Sun at 7:30pm
$25; $15 stu/sr; $150 Jul 28 benefit
Post-performance discussion: Jul 21
Jul 28 benefit info: 917-407-7537 or joyce.org

Inspired by the films City Lights and An American in Paris, NYC's Drama Desk-nominated Parallel Exit presents the premiere of an evening-length comic ballet, I Y BOB: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Guy, a work that follows the story of two desperately lonely characters attempting to connect amid the speed and chaos of 21st century New York. Featuring a live, original score, the work is created by director Mark Lonergan, choreographer Ray Hesselink, and composer Wayne Barker. parallelexit.net

TICKETS:
Tickets to Joyce SoHo performances purchased at joyce.org carry no service fees! Tickets purchased via other methods prior to performances are subject to a $1 per ticket service fee.

Joyce SoHo's onsite box office is only open one half-hour prior to performance time to sell tickets exclusively for that performance. Tickets may also be purchased online at joyce.org or via phone at 212-242-0800 or in person at The Joyce Theater at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street Mon-Sun, 12 noon-6pm. On days when there are performances, The Joyce Theater's box office is open through curtain time. Advance sales stop one hour prior to curtain times. For matinee curtains, advance sales begin one-half hour following that curtain time. The Joyce Theater's box office is closed on major holidays.

Joyce SoHo's address is 155 Mercer Street, between Houston and Prince Streets. Via Subway: B/D/F/M to Broadway – Lafayette Street; 6 to Bleecker Street; R to Prince Street. Visit joyce.org for more information.

Programs and prices subject to change.

General Admission/Seating • Wheelchair Accessible

The creation of Joyce SoHo was made possible by the magnanimous support of the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust. Joyce SoHo is generously supported by Alphawood Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, First Republic Bank, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Open Society Foundations and the Fund for the City of New York, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation.

Lead support for Joyce SoHo has been provided by The New York Community Trust. Additional support has been provided by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. Special project support has been generously provided by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation. Programs at Joyce SoHo are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; and are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York Legislature, and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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