AUNTS @ La MaMa Moves!

June 03

A Dance and Performance Platform Curated by AUNTS An underground platform for dance, AUNTS creates events in unconventional spaces with multiple performers, overlapping performances, open dance parties, multi-disciplinary, body/non-body based, time oriented, finished/experimental/unfinished/process art. Guided by core principles of collectivity, cooperation, and sharing, AUNTS utilizes choreographic strategies to organize individual performances in a shared space […]

The Unarrival Experiments #4

June 01 - June 02, 2018

By Ni’Ja Whitson The Unarrival Experiments #4 is a ritual digging into the “vaporous body” via relationships between astronomy, cosmology, time, Blackness, and premature death.  As a solo iteration of the evening-length installation performance in process, Whitson engages the work of Heidegger’s On Time and Being with their forthcoming manuscript These Walking Glories. Photo by […]

No More Beautiful Dances

May 30 - May 31, 2018

World Premiere By Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama No More Beautiful Dances wrestles with the ideas of being an immigrant and the exploration, introspection and re-framing of a woman after becoming a mother. This dance theater piece uses drawing, spoken word and video projections to tell a personal vision of femininity, and what it means to be a […]

Time Don’t Stop For Nobody

May 25 - May 27, 2018

By Ellen Fisher Time Don’t Stop for Nobody is a movement-based performance related to the perception of age. A small ensemble of four performers, each 25-30 years apart, collaborate to highlight their shared experiences on the progression of growing up.  A hundred people aged 5 – 96 years old answered a requested questionnaire. Fisher and her […]

Obeah

May 19 - May 20, 2018

Concept and Design by Jonathan González Performed by Katrina Reid Sound Design by Rena Anakwe Obeah initiates from the residue of a work by a similar title, A Black Ritual (Obeah), conceived in 1940 by Agnes De Mille. In this capstone work to González’s research on grief, sound artist Rena Anakwe and performer Katrina Reid […]

To Catch A Terrorist

May 12 - May 13, 2018

Production of Adham Hafez Company and HaRaKa Platform (Egypt) Performed in English, Arabic, French, Latin ​To Catch A Terrorist is a cryptic work that looks at the formation of disciplined bodies, borders and the instrumentalist usage of fear as a sovereign act. Through data analysis, exorcist dances, demographic research, court hearing documents, visa applications, and […]

Les Choses Dernières

May 10 - May 11, 2018

New York Premiere Choreographed by Lucie Grégoire Inspired by Paul Auster’s novel In this solo, freely inspired by Paul Auster’s novel, In the Country of Last Things, a woman struggles for survival as she confronts disintegrating worlds. Based on an uncompromising approach to movement, the dance here is necessary, lucid, and immensely generous. The raw quality of […]

Poetry Electric: Sign Felt! (A Show About Nothingness) | Parts 1 & 2

April 24

BY ALEXANDRA TATARSKY An improvisational bildungsroman for an idiot exploring madness, despair, fugues states, word plays, the associative logic of the loony, language falling apart, quarter life crisis, the abyss, and the (de)construction of identity as told by a young Jewish girl who wants to be a theatre artist pretending to be a young German […]

Coffeehouse Chronicles #147: Jean-Claude van Itallie

April 28

Michal Gamily – Series Director  Arthur Adair – Educational Outreach Coffeehouse Chronicles honors Jean Claude van Itallie and his long career with panelists, live performances and archival material from the La MaMa Archives. Moderators: Rosemary Quinn and Wayne Maugans Panel: Jean Claude van Itallie, Nancy Cooperstein Charney, Marianne de Pury, Joyce Aaron Funk, Gwen Fabricant, Evangeline Morphos, […]

Experiments 18: Goin’ West

April 09

Written by Mike Gorman Set in a rundown off-campus college apartment, shared by two roommates, that turns into a campsite straight out of a classic Hollywood western, complete with its own Walter Brennan like camp cook, “Goin’ West” is a 21st century cross-country adventure of the imagination reminiscent of the original western migration and settlement […]