10 PLATES

Genre: Other
New Experimental Performance Piece from the All-Women, Physical Theatre Company, Ex.Pgirl

10 Plates is a multicultural journey that traverses the intersections among urban myths, true horror stories, and food. In their humerous, visual, and quirky style of physical theatre, Ex.Pgirl treads the line between danger and humor, revealing the ridiculous, disturbing and heartbreaking aspects of everyday fears.

In 10 Plates, five performers share stories from their distinct cultures. These stories, expressed through movement, video, song, and different languages, examine the nature of fear and how it is embedded in different cultures. The various scenes lend a quirky, humorous tone to the piece which the performers capitalize on: never taking themselves too seriously. And yet, their stories and actions poignantly reveal the crippling power that fear has over people.

"10 Plates does not make light of peoples' fears," say Ex.Pgirl artistic co-directors Bertie Ferdman and Suzi Takahashi, "but re-contextualizes them, allowing viewers to experience both terror and laughter as two sides of the same coin."


About the Company: Ex.Pgirl

Ex.Pgirl stands as a call for an “experimental” and “expatriate” theater by women. Its mission is to create original performance works that address cultural identity in today's globalized community, featuring the talents of a diverse group of female performers of various nationalities and performance backgrounds. Dedicated to a collaborative development process, Ex.Pgirl works in close association with artists hailing from Japan, Argentina, United States, Peru, France, Korea, and Puerto Rico, who now reside permanently in New York. Influenced equally by high art and pop cultural references, Ex.Pgirl’s world is a whimsical tapestry of scenes, songs, games, video interviews, dances and text that create a layered landscape of poetry and meaning for audiences. In a style somewhere between Pina Bausch and The Monkees, Ex.Pgirl uses satire, humor and parody along with powerful visual imagery to create a landscape of cross-cultural interactions, misunderstandings, and revelations resulting in innovative storytelling in which nothing is ever quite what it seems.

Open:   10/24/07
Close:   10/28/07

Schedule:
October 24th 7pm
October 25th 7pm
October 26th 7pm
October 27th 2pm 7pm
October 28th 2pm
Theater:   Here Arts Center
Address:   145 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
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Closest subway: C,E to Spring Street; south to theatre

Cost:$15.00
Buy Tickets Online or Call: HERE Arts Center at 212-352-3101
Company: Ex.Pgirl         Official Web Site: www.expgirl.net