| Open: 11/11/05 Close: 11/13/05
Eye Candy is a dance theatre piece exploring a humorous interpretation of the dating process. The courtship rituals we all participate in are as strange as any found in the Bronx Zoo aviary, it involves strutting and well-worn pick-up lines; it involves awkward breakfast scenarios and announcements in the New York Times. We decorate ourselves with frill and lace to enhance our presentation. Why? We find ourselves experiencing a collision of behaviors that are at once highly stylized and at the same time connected to our most basic animal natures. This piece examines the satirical and often hypocritical aspects of finding a mate. Eye Candy explores how to attract a mate, find a mate, lose a mate and of course how to keep a mate. Eye Candy blends athletic, dynamic, original contemporary dance with raw dramatic theatre encouraging a playful dialogue between the two. Eye Candy also incorporates: "great American love songs" from such diverse sources as Hot club of Cowtown, Bill Withers, Nat King Cole and Meatloaf, text that springs from conversations with friends and strangers and original music by Dr. Sebastin Birch.