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Monday, April 2, 2018

Press for Jane Comfort: 40th Anniversary Retrospective

Jane Comfort and Company celebrates 40 years of making dance with an Anniversary Retrospective concert. Twenty-three former and current company members gather to recreate excerpts of works spanning from 1978 to 2018, including such favorites as the provocative take on the Anita Hill/Clarence Thomas hearings from S/He, scenes from the Bessie award-winning Underground River, archival videos and much more.


"For 40 years, Ms. Comfort has made compelling dance dramas that investigate timely issues while experimenting with ingredients like spoken text and polyrhythms. She celebrates this impressive anniversary with a retrospective that samples from her large repertory, featuring a vast cast of former and current company dancers." - Brian Schaefer, The New York Times

Read the full article: HERE


"Comfort began her career as a Minimalist, admiring the pure lines and rhythmic subtleties in Merce Cunningham’s dances, and listening to the music of avant-garde composers Philip Glass, Glenn Branca, and Laurie Anderson. Comfort’s first creation was the solo “Steady Shift,” a tactile exploration of her own body. Yet while viewers described this 1978 piece as mathematical, they didn’t know what Comfort was thinking. Is there any way, in our sexist society, that a woman’s body can escape being political?" - Robert Johnson, The Dance Enthusiast

 Read the full article: HERE



La MaMa presents 

Jane Comfort: 
40th Anniversary 

Choreographed by Jane Comfort 
Presented in association with Lumberyard 

This performance contains brief nudity. 

Jane Comfort: Artistic Director 
Joe Levasseur: Lighting Design 
Lianne Arnold: Video Design 
Alexandra Nikolchev and Sean Donovan: Documentary Video 
Liz Prince: Costume Design 

April 5, 2018 - April 8, 2018 
Benefit Performance: Thursday April 5th: Tickets $200 
Regular Tickets (April 6-8): $25 Adults; $20 Students/Seniors 

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

For Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

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