Stanley Love Performance Group Returns to The Kitchen for 25th Anniversary

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Stanley Love Performance Group Returns to The Kitchen for 25th Anniversary

The Kitchen is pleased to present the world premiere of Stanley Love Performance Group's Brings Swings, Sings Chimes Rings Wings, Flings Zingahlings-Spirit Party Things, with which the company celebrates its 25th anniversary. Organized by Sarah Michelson and The Kitchen's Matthew Lyons, and taking place nearly 20 years since Love's last major show at the venue, Brings Swings, Sings Chimes Rings Wings, Flings Zingahlings-Spirit Party Things is a signature SLPG work-a large-scale dance that is rich with dense, energetic movement.

Performances take place September 21, 22 & 23 at 8pm at The Kitchen (512 W 19th St, New York). Tickets, $20, are available at thekitchen.org.

While many choreographers working with large casts strive for uniformity of look and movement, Stanley Love values the individuality of his dancers, and the Stanley Love Performance Group deliberately embodies diversity of dance idioms, cultures and body types. While Love's pieces are highly structured and choreographed in minute detail, the performers contribute to them not only with their technique and sense of rhythm-which are necessary to execute the wildly dynamic "sections" that comprise the work-but also with their stage presence, emotion and spirit. Brings Swings, Sings Chimes Rings Wings, Flings Zingahlings-Spirit Party Things achieves a truly orchestral effect.

Brings Swings, Sings Chimes Rings Wings, Flings Zingahlings-Spirit Party Things marks a return to The Kitchen of SLPG for the first time since 1998, when the company premiered coven with an x. Founded by Love in 1992, the company has recently performed at Kampnagel in Hamburg, Germany (2017), Participant Inc. (2015-2016), JACK (2014), MoMA PS1 (2013), PS122 (2013), and the Whitney Biennial (2012). Other venues include Dixon Place, the Gene Frankel Theatre and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, among others. Love graduated from The Juilliard School and lives and works in New York.

Funding Credits

Stanley Love Performance Group: Brings Swings, Sings Chimes Rings Wings, Flings Zingahlings-Spirit Party Things is commissioned by The Kitchen and made possible with residency support at The Kitchen and a Late-Stage Stipend grant from the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation; annual program grants from Howard Gilman Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation and The Harkness Foundation for Dance, and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and The New York State Legislature.

About The Kitchen

The Kitchen is one of New York City's most forward-looking nonprofit spaces, showing innovative work by emerging and established artists across disciplines. Our programs range from dance, music, performance, and theater to video, film, and art, in addition to literary events, artists' talks, and lecture series. Since its inception in 1971, The Kitchen has been a powerful force in shaping the cultural landscape of this country, and has helped launch the careers of many artists who have gone on to worldwide prominence.

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