The Joyce Theatre Foundation Presents CHUNKY MOVE
The Joyce Theater Foundation is proud to present the Australian-based dance company Chunky Move performing the New York premiere of Connected, a full-evening length work, from Wednesday, November 2 - Sunday, November 6. Tickets for this week-long engagement are $10-$49 ($26 - $37 for Joyce Members) and are available through JoyceCharge at www.Joyce.org or by calling 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street, in Chelsea.
Bucking the current trend of integrating digital media, projections and motion tracking into modern dance, the Australian-based Chunky Move has created Connected, a full-evening length piece that marries human strength and art with precise, simple mechanics. Choreographer Gideon Obarzanek (Chunky Move founder), in collaboration with California artist Reuben Margolin, combines bodies and machine through physical connection between the dancers and Margolin's startlingly live, kinetic sculpture. Reuben's sculptural works - made from wood, recycled plastic, paper and steel, and suspended by hundreds of fine strings receiving reacting to multiple camshafts and wheels - come beautifully to life once set into motion, in a smooth, wavelike flow. Athletic and agile dancers' bodies twist and hurtle throughout Connected, interacting with hundreds of tiny pieces. Their performance builds while they simultaneously construct the sculpture in real time right there on The Joyce's stage. Eventually, the voice of a museum security guard, telling the true story of a stolen work or art, is heard and the piece suddenly becomes less abstract as the audience begins to discover the connection between what's happening on stage and the story being told.
Chunky Move, performing the highly anticipated New York premiere of Connected, will run at The Joyce Theater from November 2 - 6 as follows: Wednesday at 7:30pm; Thursday - Friday at 8pm; Saturday 2pm & 8pm; Sunday 2pm & 7:30pm. This enlightening discussion is open to all patrons attending that evening's performance. Tickets range in price from $10-$59 ($26 - $44 for Joyce Members) and are available through JoyceCharge at www.Joyce.org or by calling 212-242-0800. Please note: Tickets prices are subject change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street, in Chelsea.
About Chunky Move
Founded by Artistic Director Gideon Obarzanek in 1995, Chunky Move has earned an enviable reputation for producing a distinct yet unpredictable brand of genre-defying dance performance.
Chunky Move's work constantly seeks to redefine what is or what can be contemporary dance within an ever-evolving Australian culture. The company's work is both diverse in form and content; to date the company has created a number of works for the stage, site specific, new-media and installation work.