NEW WORKS: RAKIA SEABORN & PIA MURRAY

Genre: Modern, Dance Theater

RAKIA!

"PUNCH"

What began as a simple visceral reaction to the song "Boys & Girls" by the Alabama Shakes, PUNCH has transformed into a very personal exploration of adult relationships in that weird, grey area in between college graduation and actual adulthood. With a movement vocabulary inspired by boxing, highway sobriety tests and vogueing, PUNCH offers no answers, but asks all the right questions about Intimacy, Love, Trust and Release on a path to Happiness.

Pia Monique Murray Dance Co. (PMMDC)

"Down the Line" (Work-in-progress)

"Down the Line" is dissects the idiosyncrasies of public transportation culture, especially in New York City. It was originally inspired by the graphic novel, "Pitch Black," co-authored by Anthony Horton, a homeless man who recently died from a fire in his subway tunnel living space, and Youme Landowne, an artist he met on a subway platform. Aside from the beautiful story and imagery in the book, the friendship that developed between Horton and Landowne is a interseting encounter between the passenger and homeless groups that co-exist on the MTA but rarely intersect. "Down the Line" explores relationships between passengers and homeless people (straphangers and squatters), environments (crowded and empty trains, platforms and tunnels) and circumstances (rush hour, train delays, route changes, etc.).

"DOLLHOUSE"
"Dollhouse" reveals physical, emotional, and cultural struggles familiar to young women, ranging from black hair ("Bad Weave") and body image ("Skinny Bitch") to piety and sexuality ("The Drunken Harlot").


Arts.Dance

Open:   08/10/12
Close:   08/11/12

Schedule:
08/10/12- 7:30:00
08/11/12- 7:30:00
Theater:   The Tank
Address:   354 West 45th street
New York, NY 10036
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The Tank is located at 354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). To get to The Tank by subway: Take the A,C,E to 42nd Street/Time Square. Walk West.

Cost:$15
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006