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PRESSING EMPTY to Play St. Marks Church In the Bowery, 6/14-16

PRESSING EMPTY is a character-based physical, contemporary dance theatre work that uses marriage to examine choice, emptiness and awkward timing.  The work follows five brides through a physical and eccentric evening of playful dresses and real panic. 

Choreographer Melissa Riker continues her fascination with moments in time and decision in an edgy, riveting, and accessible evening of wedding gowns, tuxedos, and blue feathers.  PRESSING EMPTY premiered in 2010 at Judson Memorial Church to sweeping accolades and was described as “Incredibly engaging” (  In Riker’s words, “(Pressing Empty) plays, trips and rebounds through all of our beautiful moments of emptiness - Now is the time to dive in, but when did you make the decision?”

PRESSING EMPTY is performed by dancers James E. Becton, Zoe Bowick, Hilary Brown, Madeline Hoak, Jun Lee, Benjamin Oyzon, Rebecca Patek and Melissa Riker with musical score by Katie Down.

WHERE            St Marks Church In the Bowery

                        131 East 10th Street

                        New York, NY 10003

WHEN              June 14-16, 2012 @ 8pm

TICKETS          $18 ($12 students/seniors)

·        Approximate run time: 70 minutes.  Purchase tickets at

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