Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects' 4CHAMBERS Ends 7/21 on Governors Island; Resumes in Brooklyn Jan 2014


Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects invites audiences to experience their hearts from the inside out with the world premiere of 4CHAMBERS. Created, directed and choreographed by Jody Oberfelder, this immersive blend of dance, theater, film and visual installation runs through July 21 at Officers House 15 on Governors Island. In January 2014, the production will transfer to Brooklyn's Arts@Renaissance where it will run for 8 weeks.

4CHAMBERS is a sensorial journey into the human heart. The performance space has been transformed into an intimate environment with corridors that function as arteries and veins leading to four discrete performance chambers. Guided by six cast members, an audience of 12 circulates through the space, monitoring their own hearts throughout this interactive multimedia performance.

4CHAMBERS features live performances by Michele Jongeneel, Mary Madsen, Zachary Denison, Jake Szczypek, Joey Kipp, Mercedes Searer and with on-film performances by Edward Einhorn, Ishmael Houston Jones, Kathryn Merry, Sarah Trignano, Lonnie Poupard, ChristinaNoel Reaves, Jessica Weiss, and Dr. Wendy Suzuki. The productions features video by Jason Bahling and Jake Witlen, lighting by Kathy Kaufmann, sets by Juergen Riehm, music by Matt McBane, Richard Einhorn, Jonathan Melville Pratt and dramaturgy by Pele Bauch.

Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects combines strength and virtuosic movement with levity and whimsical physical imagination. The company has found an international audience at venues in Europe and Asia, from the Centre National de la Danse in Paris, Die Werkstatt in Dusseldorf, The Pusan National Theater in Korea, The 20th Annual International Festival of Modern Dance in Seoul, to The Belgrade Dance Festival with performances at The Belgrade State Theater in Serbia and the State Theater of Montenegro in Podorica. The company has performed nationally at Jacob's Pillow, The Ailey Center, Dance New Amsterdam, MASS MoCA, Washington College in Maryland, and The Yard in Martha's Vineyard and throughout New York City at venues including Abrons Arts Center, the Michael SchimMel Center for the Arts, DNA, Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theater, Dixon Place, Symphony Space, The Jewish Museum, The Flea Theater, Joyce SoHo, and PS 122.

4CHAMBERS runs July 6-21, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 AM, 1 PM, 2:30 PM, 4 PM & 5:30 PM. All performances are free with a suggested donation of $25. For reservations, email Performances take place at Officers House 15 on Governors Island. The Governors Island Ferry departs from the Battery Maritime Building located 10 South Street, adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan -- accessible from?1 to South Ferry; 4, 5 to Bowling Green; R to Whitehall St. Station.

4CHAMBERS runs January 22 - March 22, Thursdays at 6:30pm & 8:30pm; Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm and 8:30pm. Performances take place at Arts@Renaissance, located at the Garden Level of the former Greenpoint Hospital, 2 Kingsland Ave (just off the Graham Avenue L stop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn). Tickets are $60, available after October 1 at

Photo Credit: Julie Lemberger