"Thoughts & Prayers" is a new dance-theatre work with a palpable activist heart. Through a gripping exploration of America’s relationship with tragedy, catastrophe, and loss, this thought-provoking world premiere aims to harness the power of hope, individual action, and a call for change. Following each show, audience members and community activists are invited to discuss the next steps to create change.
Through this new dance-theatre concerto of equal parts music, movement, and theatre, we take a journey with Dana and Felix, as the couple experiences five Disasters. In a dramatic mix of original, virtuosic music, partnering, dialogue, and unique staging, six musicians (woodwinds and strings) are active participants in the performance. embody two distinct Greek Choruses: Congress and The Activists, giving full voice to the political clashes of present-day.
This collaboration between artists of completely different disciplines creates a complex, elegant, disruptive world brought to life by creator/director Lauren Hlubny and composer/performer Thomas Giles.
About the Company: Dance Theatre Surreality
Danse Theatre Surreality (DTS) is a bi-national dance and theatre company dedicated to promoting intersectional gender equity in the performing arts by creating interdisciplinary, innovative performances and providing programming with social and political initiatives. DTS works to cultivate performance and programming which emboldens womxn of all colors and affirms the value of their diverse perspectives. With regular workshops and performances in the United States and France, DTS diligently drives the conversation on inclusive gender rights by seeking to generate change in the arts community and beyond. Given the egregious inequalities present in our global society, artists must work together to creatively forge a path towards a future which is more equal, more just, and more open.
Thu-Sat @ 8pm thru Sept 28; Sept 29 at 3pm:
Theater: TADA! Theater
Address: 15 W 28th St, 2nd Fl
New York, NY, NY 10001
Cost:$15-65 (sliding scale)
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006