Monteleone Dance to Bring Y0UN1VERSE to Hudson Guild Theatre
The company will have its world premiere of Y0UN1VERSE on June 11 3 pm, featuring the innovative movement vocabulary and multimedia work by Joe Monteleone and Visual Barz LLC, in a split-bill with The Dancing Georgina Project.
"Y0UN1VERSE" reveals a fictional society's attempt to make sense of its crumbling virtual reality. Joe Monteleone's unprecedented movement invention interacts with video projection to illustrate the manipulation of personal reality tunnels and hermetic philosophy in a dystopian cyber zeitgeist. An elaborate arsenal of movement and video projection abstract this digital catastrophe.
Watch a trailer below!
Monteleone Dance is a research based Dance Company that presents highly cerebral multimedia dance works. The company and its Artistic Director, Joe Monteleone, are committed to the innovation of intricate movement vocabulary, developing new multivalent movement methodologies, and synthesizing the two to create multimedia performance. The artists navigate various subject matters, often investigating the beclouded realm between man and machine, individual and system. The work confronts the human experience, analyzing and probing the human psyche in the context of today's technological zeitgeist and cultural fabric. The company has performed extensively in New York City, as well as nationally and internationally.
Joe Monteleone is a solo dance artist and Artistic Director of Monteleone Dance. His work has been presented extensively in New York City (Inception to Exhibition Festival, APAP, Center for Performance Research, Peridance, NYLA, Dixon Place, the Dance Gallery Festival, Current Sessions, Baruch Performing Arts Center, the Norwood Club, the Amalgamate Artist Series, Green Space, The Moving Beauty Split Bill Series, Triskelion Arts' Split Bill Series, Comedy in Dance Festival, Dumbo Dance Festival, the Chocolate Factory, and Williamsburg Movement and Arts Center, among various showcases). His work has been presented nationally at the Reverb Dance Echoes Tour (Boston University), Your Move Dance Festival (Jersey City, NJ), Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), The Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NJ), and the Breaking Ground Dance Festival (Tempe, AZ), to great acclaim. International credits include a tour with International BPM to Spain on multiple residencies, including the Institute of the Arts Barcelona, and a performance in the Bailar al Sol Festival. Joe won the Audience Favorite Award at NYC10 in 2015 for his solo work "Defense Mechanism" and at The Intimate Series. His live installation work has been presented at the Peridance Capezio Center (NYC), the Alpha Art Gallery (New Jersey) and the Infinito Gallery (NYC). Residencies include two Solo Commissions by The Moving Beauty Series (Brooklyn), the coLAB Arts residency, and various institutional commissions. Joe has taught and lectured at Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers), Raritan Valley Community College, PMT Dance Studio (NYC), Arizona State University, and DancePlus Little Silver.
Photo Credit: Peter Yesley