Dixon Place ((Ellie Covan, Founding & Artistic Director) is pleased to announce their new dance theatre commission Wonder/Through the Looking Glass Houses, by acclaimed transgender performance artist, choreographer and storyteller Arrie Davidson for six performances only beginning Friday, December 2nd at 7:30. This production marks the first full-length work by her socially progressive company KineticArchitecture Dance Theatre. Wonder/Through the Looking Glass Houses, will be performed on December 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th 16th and 17th at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). Tickets are $19 in advance, $22 at the door, and $15 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.dixonplace.org or by calling 866-811-411.

Developed during a 2016 residency at Dixon Place, Wonder/Through the Looking Glass Houses skewers the tales of Lewis Carroll and creates a world of reflection and taboo transformation recreating the characters we are familiar with who are never quite in the right place at the right time. As the White Rabbit with a Marilyn Monroe twist, Ms. Davidson and her fierce, sexy company turn the world of a child's dream upside down.

In addition to Arrie Davidson, the company features Lisa Clementi, Meghann Bronson, Dara Swisher, Brittany Posas, Cecily McCullough and Chloe Markewich.

The creative team includes sets designed by Rose Wood and costumes designed by Lori Gassie.

Arrie Davidson is founder of KineticArchitecture Dance Theatre and believed to be the reincarnation of Ruth St. Denis. She is a transgender performance artist, choreographer, writer and Feminist Faerie advocate for social evolution. Arrie's major performance credits include Seán Curran Company, Ballet Preljocaj's Paysage apres la bataille & Justin Bond's House of Whimsy. Most notably Dixon Place, Fringe NYC, Rochester Fringe, Philadelphia Fringe, Dance Month Houston, Mid-America Dance Alliance, The Box-NYC, DUMBO Dance Festival, NY State Dance Force and the CUNY Dance Initiative have produced her work.

KineticArchitecture Dance Theatre, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, focuses on the development and presentation of new work that is artistically progressive and socially relevant. The goal is to invigorate audiences with the power inherent in Dance Theatre. The urge to move is both primal and universal. It can serve as common ground for physical poetry that inspires true self-acceptance along with respect and understanding of all people. KineticArchitecture strives to transcend & transform.

This Dixon Place commission is made possible with public funds from NY State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and private funds from The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation and The Harkness Foundation for Dance.

The Dixon Place Lounge is open before and after the show. Proceeds from the bar directly support Dixon Place's artists and mission.

Dixon Place is located at 161A Chrystie Street (between Rivington and Delancey), in Manhattan's Lower East Side (By subway: B/D to Grand, F to 2nd Ave, J/Z to Bowery, 6 to Spring St, M to Essex St).

About Dixon Place

An artistic incubator since 1986, Dixon Place is a Bessie and Obie Award-winning non-profit institution committed to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of theater, dance, music, puppetry, circus arts, literature and visual art at all stages of development. Presenting over 1000 creators a year, this local haven inspires and encourages diverse artists of all stripes and callings to take risks, generate new ideas and consummate new practices. Many artists, such as Blue Man Group, John Leguizamo, Lisa Kron, David Cale, David Drake, Deb Margolin and Reno, began their careers at DP. In addition to emerging artists, Dixon Place has been privileged to present established artists such as Mac Wellman, Holly Hughes, Justin Bond, Karen Finley, Kate Clinton and Martha Wainwright. After spawning a salon in her Paris apartment in 1985, founding Artistic Director Ellie Covan pioneered the institution in her NYC living room for 23 years. Covan was a recipient of a Bessie, a New York Dance and Performance Award and a Bax10 Award for her service to the community. Dixon Place received two Obie Awards, and an Edwin Booth Award for Excellence in Theater. Dixon Place has organically developed and expanded into a leading professional, state-of-the-art facility for artistic expression.

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