Friday, May 18, 2018

First Look: THERE'S BLOOD AT THE WEDDING












All photos by Theo Cote for La MaMa

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La MaMa presents

THERE'S BLOOD 
AT THE WEDDING

Directed by Theodora Skipitares 
Music by Sxip Shirey 

May 17, 2018 - June 3, 2018

The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $25 Adults; $20 Students/Seniors

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Thursday, May 10, 2018

La MaMa's Squirts 2018 Lineup Announced


For the 2018 edition of La MaMa's Squirts, Helix Queer Performance Network gathers some of the most exciting voices from New York City’s queer performance world, across the generations. Over three nights, three curators sculpt the fabric of queer community to pose questions, honor legacies and ignite the present:

FRIDAY, JUNE 8TH AT 7PM: Q(HERE)MAGIQUE
Curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa

Q(here)magiQue
thinking on my feet
thought and motion
thought emotion
thought(y) motion

Q(here)magiQue is an evening of improvisation, manifesting multidimensional queer space for queer spirituality, casting spells through dance and the word.

Featuring Artists:
Antonio Ramos
iele paloumpis
Jasmine Hearn
Madison Krekel

SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH AT 7PM: THE LABEIJA SHOWCASE
Curated by Linda LaBeija

You can glimpse the House of LaBeija in great films like The Queen and Paris Is Burning, but in The LaBeija Showcase, peek into the life and history of the House and where it is today, with an evening of collaborative, devised theater. Through vogue and modern movement, original music, and lip sync performances, bear witness to the performative talents and fashions of this iconic collective. Learn who they are and learn what they stand for. Learn it and learn it well!

Featuring:
Rozay LaBeija
NYC Father Legendary Freddie LaBeija
Krystal LaBeija
Yum Yum LaBeija
Egyptt LaBeija
and more

SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH AT 7PM: FOUR QUESTIONS
Curated by Shannon Matesky

Shannon Matesky, creator and curator of Queer Abstract, curates an evening of theatrical performances highlighting queer artists as they grapple with four pivotal questions in honor of Nina Simone's “Four Women”.

Featuring work by:
Regie Cabico
Gary Champi
Aviva Jaye
Ni'Ja Whitson
Shannon Matesky


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La MaMa presents

A Helix Queer Performance Network Event

June 8 - 10, 2018 
Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7pm

The Downstairs @ La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

New York Times on La MaMa Moves! 2018

 


10 Dance Performances to See in NYC This Weekend

"This festival, now in its 13th season, shines its spotlight on choreographers exploring issues around race, gender, religion and exclusion. Among the artists are Ni’Ja Whitson, who continues to excavate the idea of blackness in “The Unarrival Experiments #4” (a work in progress), and Adham Hafez, who looks at the body and politics in “To Catch a Terrorist.”

Read the full article: HERE

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PROVOCATION IS PART OF THE FESTIVAL 

"The New York choreographer Jonathan González brings a sorceress to life in “Obeah.” Lucie Gregoire, from Canada, offers “Les choses dernière” (“The Last Things”), a dance about a woman fighting for survival in a chaotic world inspired by a Paul Auster novel. And Adham Hafez, an Egyptian artist, explores questions about identity in “To Catch a Terrorist.” 



 These are just three of 12 provocative works that will be unveiled at the La MaMa Moves! dance festival, now in its 13th year and held at La MaMa’s East Village theaters." - Gia Kourlas

Read the full article: HERE

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May 10 - June 3, 2018

Ellen Stewart Theatre
The Downstairs @ La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $25 Adults; $20 Students/Seniors

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

BroadwayWorld Interview: Adham Hafez of TO CATCH A TERRORIST

Adham Hafez in rehearsal at La MaMa.
Photo by Mike McCormack

Adham Hafez in anticipation of his show, TO CATCH A TERRORIST, opening this week at La MaMa as part of the 2018 La MaMa Moves Dance Festival:

"I think the important thing is to know that these are real court hearings documenting Arab people trying to become U.S. Citizens. It's important to know this work and research should only begin with the performance and it should continue long after the debut. I'm inviting artists and thinkers to discuss and continue the exploration of what comes up."

Read the full interview: HERE

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La MaMa presents

TO CATCH A TERRORIST

Part of La MaMa Moves! 2018 Dance Festival
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 disappearing traditional choreographies -- this new work enmeshes science, history, performance and law. 

May 12 and 13, 2018
Saturday at 7pm; Sunday at 4pm

The Ellen Stewart Theatre at La MaMa
66 East 4th Street
(between Bowery and Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

Tickets: $25 Adults; $20 Students/Seniors

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Friday, May 4, 2018

La MaMa Alumni: Choreography by Alexandra Beller in Assembled Identity


Choreographer Alexandra Beller, whose milkdreams was seen as part of La MaMa Moves! in 2015, is choreographing Assembled Identity by Purva Bedi, Kristin Marting, and Mariana Newhard now playing at HERE through May 19, 2018.

Assembled Identity is about twin sisters who discover they are actually clones. The piece uses original and found text, live cinematography, and contemporary music, and delves into racial ambiguity, the science of identity formation, and questions who has the authority to define it.

For tickets and info about Assembled Identity: CLICK HERE