Female dancer bending over backwards pushing up against an unseen force

In Process with Bobbi Jene Smith

January 15 - January 31, 2021

27 minutes

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Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Smith, who is currently La MaMa’s resident artist, has continued working with members of that cast on a sequel of sorts, “Broken Theater,” further excavating the tense, almost familial relationships of the earlier project. “We’ve been really digging into themes of power, love and chaos, which I feel are all around us these days,” Smith said by phone.

In Process with Bobbi Jene Smith

Take a rare look into the artistic process of La MaMa's 59th Season Resident Artist, Bobbi Jene Smith, and the team behind the making of her next work, Broken Theater. The evening will showcase an excerpt from the work featuring five dances and four movements of music by Johann Paul von Westhoff,) performed by violinist Keir GoGwilt.
This presentation goes backstage and onstage, exploring aspects of the process, and offers special conversations with some of the featured artists that include Or Schraiber, Mouna Soulem, Yiannis Logothetis, Emily Terndrup, Coleman Itzkoff, Julia Eichten, Vinson Fraley, Jesse Kovarsky and Derrick Belcham.
Co-commissioned by AMOC (American Modern Opera Company), La MaMa & MASS MoCA