No Longer Showing.
Commissioned by Performance Space 122 and co-presented with The Kitchen as part of PS122’s 9th Annual COIL Festival
Comprised of a kaleidoscopic ballet, a mutating folk dance, a human machine and a titillating cheer, Heather Kravas’ a quartet explores the possible outcomes of individuals dancing together. At once precise and overwhelming, a quartet drastically reduces then reiterates its vocabulary to examine the politics of societal fidelity. How do disparate beings become one faction? What is the nature of exclusion and opposition? Where is the end of us and the beginning of them? Desire, communism, preteens, servitude, black holes, and the pastoral cross paths with tradition. Conventions are considered through a minimalist lens. It is an aim toward the singular from the multitude and back again.
Choreographer & Director: Heather Kravas
Performers: Oren Barnoy, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Jennifer Kjos, Liz Santoro
Sound Designer: Dana Wachs a.k.a. Vorhees
Lighting Designer: Madeline Best
Scenic Designer: Jason Starkie
Performance Consultant & Artistic Advisor: Rebecca Brooks
Production Manager: Sara Jinks
January 8–10, 5pm
January 11, 10pm
January 12, 5pm
January 13, 8pm
Heather Kravas’ a quartet is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by PS122 in partnership with On the Boards, Fusebox Festival, and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). Additional support provided by 4Culture, PACT-Zollverein Essen, and CCNFC à Belfort and developed in part with support from The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Dance programs at The Kitchen are made possible with support from Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, and with public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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