April 29 - May 29, 2016
Curated by Nicky Paraiso
From the world premiere of a new work by a lesbian, queer and transgender ballet company Ballez to the La MaMa premiere of a young Korean contemporary dance group, Project S, to shared evenings of both talented emerging and mid-career choreographers, La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival reflects La MaMa’s longstanding dedication to performance that transcends politics and unifies cultures.
La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival has been made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, with special thanks to City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and additional support from Ford Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company and TD Bank.
Sleeping Beauty and the Beast
April 29 – May 8 ｜Ellen Stewart Theatre
Sleeping Beauty & the Beast is a two-act, two-theater Ballez that merges two classic tales, re-writing them to insert the herstory of L.E.S. lesbian activists into the ballet canon: the striking Garment Workers of 1893, and the AIDS activist dykes of 1993.
Suk Soon Jung/Project S
April 29｜First Floor Theatre
This piece is a story about our dreams - both what we are dream about, and what we used to dream about. We remember the dreams we had as children, wearing hero masks and pretending to be Hollywood superheroes. And now, we live in the present having forgotten these dreams.
Paula Josa-Jones, Amanda Loulaki, Yvonne Meier
April 30 - May 1 ｜First Floor Theatre
Three exciting world premiere performances by three different artists including Mammal by Paula Josa-Jones, Durch Nacht Und Nebel by Yvonne Meier, and house of wind (a process for Untitled two) by Amanda Loulaki.