PARIS SYNDROME

Genre: Drama, Dance, Other
Directed by Emma Griffin

Each year, a dozen or so 30-something Japanese women vacation in Paris, only to lose their minds. The only cure is never to go back. Watch as the six women of Ex.Pgirl journey to their own 'Paris,' combining theatrical, musical and cinematic genres into a riotous world of desires, delusion and disappointment. In a one-of-a-kind theatrical event driven by language games, spoken scenes, video interviews, vaudeville and dance, Ex.Pgirl investigates themes of identity, gender, place, expectations and belonging...all through a multicultural lens.

Paris Syndrome features performances by Bertie Ferdman, Suzi Takahashi, Elsa Carette, Valerie Issembert, Kiyoko Kashiwagi and Soomi Kim.

This production features Original Music by LaBulo, Set Design by Obie Award-winning Peter Ksander, Video Design by Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty, Lighting Design by Lucrecia Briceno, Sound Design by Mike Rugnetta, and Technical Direction by Nathan Lemoine. Since 1993, the OBIE-winning HERE has been one of New York’s premier arts organizations


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.

Preview:   06/03/10
Open:   06/05/10
Close:   06/19/10

Schedule:
Tuesday through Saturday at 8:30pm
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:$18
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Here Arts Center at 212-352-3101
Company: Ex.Pgirl         Official Web Site: www.expgirl.net