Genre: Dance
General Mischief Dance Theatre/Emily Vartanian

Rascals Cavorting is exactly what it sounds like - a 90-minute show featuring world-class, mischievous dancers in an airborne and earthbound spectacle that will blow you away. Using movement to express powerful, radiant emotion, these dancers - who have performed around the globe - will take you on an epic journey through life and love.

The first act centers on the company's head Rascal, internationally renowned dancer and musician Dawn Hampton (recently featured in a PBS documentary).  Ms. Hampton instigates all manner of games and mischief, bringing dancers together in a changing spatial universe where they interact side by side both on the ground and in the air.  The second act is a modern love story, where trust is put to the test as dancers hurl themselves off ledges and into open space, depending on one another for safe landings. The tale is set to the music of L.A.-based Ozomatli, whose songs are a collision of myriad forms including East L.A. R&B, salsa, dancehall, Indian raga, and New Orleans brass.  Other featured musicians include Paul Tillotson and his Love Trio, and live performances by John Kruth of Tribecastan and banjo player Eli Spivak. 

General Mischief's work includes both narrative stories and interactive dances. Audience members may be called upon to play Three-card Monte and “Follow the red hat,” or do The Wave and throw balls at the performers on cue.  After the evening performances, the audience is invited to take the stage and enjoy their own natural inclination to dance.  Musical guests incluse the Gordon Webster Trio on Friday, September 7 and the George Gee Swing Orchestra on Friday, September 14.  

The fantastic cast of dancers includes Troy Barnes, Curtis Howard, Gia Lisa Krahne, Satomi Makida, Lisa Natoli, Andrea Skurr, Andrea Steiner, Carlos Taylor Jr., and Emily Smyth Vartanian.

For more information please visit www.GeneralMischief.com.

About the Company: General Mischief Dance Theatre

General Mischief Dance Theatre is dedicated to reinforcing the power of joy and laughter to communicate ideas, as well encouraging the natural human desire to express oneself through movement.  The company was created to present theatrical dance works that engage audiences emotionally, socially, and kinesthetically.  Their work includes both narrative stories and interactive dances, using aerial dance in combination with contemporary movement, Body Music, and Lindy Hop.  This approach makes their choreography both unique and accessible to audiences of all ages and all levels of dance knowledge.  The company has presented work in New York City at The Connelly Theater, Theater for the New City, MMAC, the JCC, Medicine Show Theater, and Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, as well as the Freud Playhouse and Morgan-Wixon Theater in Los Angeles.  General Mischief is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit company.


Open:   09/07/12
Close:   09/16/12

September 7-9 and 14-16
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm - Followed by social dancing
Sundays at 3:00pm - Followed by Special Guest performances
Theater:   The Connelly Theater
Address:   220 East 4th St
New York, NY 10009
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Cost:$20 in Advance/$25 at the Door, Students/Seniors $12, Kids 10 and under $10
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Artful.ly at (212) 714-4694
Company: General Mischief Dance Theatre         Official Web Site: www.generalmischief.com