The Floatones

May 01 - May 10, 2015

An experimental theater work in which four people form an “encounter support group” that sings about “post meaning” and living “content free.” On the cutting edge between entertainment and self-help, they inspire each other with idiosyncratic gestures and atonal harmonies. Written by the late downtown theater legend Jim Neu, The Floatones return to The Club at La MaMa after 25 years with a new generation of downtown performers.

My Heart is in the East

May 16 - May 17, 2015

My Heart is in the East is a theatre piece that uses history as a model for present tense conflict transformation. The play is a duet performed by two actors who play many roles, with puppets, in present day conflict zones and 11th Century Cordoba.

La MaMa Moves! 10th Anniversary Benefit

May 21

Honoring Ellen Robbins for her creative achievements in teaching dance. With tributes to The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Mertz Gilmore Foundation and The Jerome Robbins Foundation for supporting La MaMa Moves! since its inception. Proceeds from the benefit will greatly assist La MaMa in producing the 10th La MaMa Moves! dance festival this May 21 – June 21, 2015. The festival has showcased the work of approximately 400 emerging and seasoned choreographers since its beginnings.

DUSK AHEAD: Junk Ensemble

May 22 - May 24, 2015

Exploring blindness and invisibility, Dusk Ahead shows the murky fading light of dusk when it is difficult to
discern what is real and what is imagined. Dusk is the hour between dog and wolf, from domestic to wild. This
high-caliber cast of international and Irish performers will also act as the band, playing live music throughout
the piece. Part of La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival 2015

PERSEPHONE POMEGRANATE SEEDS, HUNY: Stanley Love Performance Group

May 22 - May 24, 2015

CONCEPTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY BY STANLEY LOVE PERFORMED BY STANLEY LOVE PERFORMANCE GROUP Persephone Pomegranate seeds, huny will saturate the space with dance and fill it wall to wall with full-throttle movement, accompanied by an eclectic mix of songs. What these “classics” (ranging from Meredith Monk through Journey to Barry White and beyond) have in common […]

ALTIPLANO (WORLD PREMIERE): Jane Comfort & Company

May 28 - May 31, 2015

CHOREOGRAPHY BY JANE COMFORT AND COMPANY LIGHTING DESIGN BY JOE LEVASSEUR SOUND AND MUSIC COMPOSITION BY BRANDON WOLCOTT Representing a radical shift from Jane Comfort’s history of text-driven works, Altiplano is an abstract dance that originates in movement structures that range from spare images of the desert to highly physical and complex configurations, like a […]

WET CLUTCH: Dance Cartel

May 28 - May 30, 2015

by The Dance Cartel | Choreography by Ani Taj Known for delivering “boundary-stretching…haute-performance theory with a house party vibe” (The New York Times) Ani Taj and The Dance Cartel creates experiences that break the expectation of a “dance performance” in order to bring movement to a broad and diverse audience. Inspired by Hollywood cinema’s female heroes from […]

HYPERACTIVE – John Scott, Irish Modern Dance Theatre

May 28 - May 31, 2015

BY JOHN SCOTT / IRISH MODERN DANCE THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHY BY JOHN SCOTT MUSIC BY JAMES EVEREST CAST OF FOUR MALE DANCERS, INCLUDING : MARCUS BELLAMY, RYAN O’NEILL AND KEVIN COQUELARD   PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH IRISH ARTS CENTER Photos by: JinYoul Lim Hyperactive, high energy human dance installation commissioned by Galway Arts Festival and performed […]

Provision Provision: Jon Kinzel

May 29 - May 31, 2015

CHOREOGRAPHY BY JON KINZEL MUSIC BY JON KINZEL & JIM DAWSON PERFORMERD BY JON KINZEL & EDISA WEEKS Provision Provision is a duet that maintains a continuous engagement with improvisation, urban life, haptic interaction, and dance. The piece, part of a larger body of performance and visual art work, touches on a range of subjects […]