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I Love Bob An Evening Length Comic Ballet  | Open: 07/20/12 Close: 07/29/12
Inspired by the films City Lights and An American In Paris, the original dance musical I LOVE BOB follows the story of two desperately lonely characters attempting to connect within the speed and chaos of 21st century New York City. This new work was created by director Mark Lonergan, choreographer Ray Hesselink, and composer Wayne Barker, and features a live original score played by Barker.

Mark Lonergan (Co-creator/Director) is the Artistic Director of Parallel Exit, a two-time Drama Desk Award nominee for Unique Theatrical Experience. With Parallel Exit, he has created eight original works of physical theatre and received several grants and awards. Mark began his career in Canada, where he worked as a performer and director on many physical theatre productions, including Obie Award-winner Daniel MacIvor's JUMP.  In New York, he has directed at The New Victory Theater, Lincoln Center Institute, 59E59 Theaters, the Atlantic Theater, the Duke on 42nd Street, Symphony Space, the Guggenheim Museum, Joyce SoHo, and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center.  Mark also works as a freelance director in the United States and Canada.

 

Ray Hesselink (Co-creator/Choreographer) is a Director and Choreographer living and working in New York City.  Ray has presented choreography at various festivals and venues around New York, most recently at Tap City and the New York Musical Theatre Festival. As a dance instructor, Ray has had the privilege to help train many of the children currently performing in Broadway's BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL and is featured in the documentary FINDING BILLY.  Ray is on staff at Juilliard, Broadway Dance Center and STEPS on Broadway in NYC.  He is currently collaborating with Mark Lonergan and Wayne Barker on a new project for Parallel Exit.  www.rayhesselink.com

 

Wayne Barker (Co-creator/Composer) is an award-winning pianist, performer, voice-over artist, composer, lyricist, arranger and orchestrator.  In 1997 he began writing arrangements for symphony pops; his work has been played by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Chicago, Minnesota, San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Pittsburgh symphonies, among many others.  In 2000 Wayne began his long association with Dame Edna Everage, as her on-stage pianist for her North American tours, leading to her return to Broadway in Back With A Vengeance! for which Wayne also wrote the music and co-wrote the lyrics with Barry Humphries.  He has also appeared with Dame Edna onstage at the Metropolitan Opera and in the Strelna, the summer mansion of the Russian President.  Wayne is a 2011 Drama Desk Award recipient for his original music for the production Peter and the Starcatcher, currently preparing for its Broadway run this coming spring.


About the Company: Parallel Exit

New York City-based Parallel Exit, a two-time recipient of a Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience and a "Spirit of the Fringe" award from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, creates physical theater inspired by the films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.  The company's goal is to create moments of simple magic that can only be experienced live.  Parallel Exit's work has explored a wide range of physical forms, from dance to vaudeville, live-action silent film to creative percussion. The Company's work has been presented to great critical acclaim in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia

I Love Bob  | Open: 07/20/12 Close: 07/29/12
New York City’s Drama Desk-nominated Parallel Exitreturns to the Joyce SoHo for the third time, to present the world premiere of I LOVE BOB,an evening-length comic ballet, from July 20-29, 2012 at 7:30pm at Joyce SoHo, 155 Mercer Street (between Houston & Prince).  Tickets are $25 general admission ($15 student/senior) and are available by phone at JoyceCharge 212-242-0800 or online at joyce.org.  The performance on Saturday, July 28 is a benefit and tickets are $150.

 

Inspired by the films City Lightsand An American In Paris, the original dance musical I LOVE BOBfollows the story of two desperately lonely characters attempting to connect within the speed and chaos of 21st century New York City.  This new work was created by director Mark Lonergan, choreographer Ray Hesselink, and composer Wayne Barker, and features a live original score played by Barker.

 

Mark Lonergan(Co-creator/Director) is the Artistic Director of Parallel Exit, a two-time Drama Desk Award nominee for Unique Theatrical Experience. With Parallel Exit, he has created eight original works of physical theatre and received several grants and awards.  Mark began his career in Canada, where he worked as a performer and director on many physical theatre productions, including Obie Award-winner Daniel MacIvor’s JUMP. In New York, he has directed at The New Victory Theater, Lincoln Center Institute, 59E59 Theaters, the Atlantic Theater, the Duke on 42nd Street, Symphony Space, the Guggenheim Museum, Joyce SoHo, and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center.  Mark also works as a freelance director in the United States and Canada.

 

Ray Hesselink(Co-creator/Choreographer) is a Director and Choreographer living and working in New York City.  Ray has presented choreography at various festivals and venues around New York, most recently at Tap City and the New York Musical Theatre Festival.  As a dance instructor, Ray has had the privilege to help train many of the children currently performing in Broadway's BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICALand is featured in the documentary FINDING BILLY.  Ray is on staff at Juilliard, Broadway Dance Center and STEPS on Broadway in NYC.  He is currently collaborating with Mark Lonergan and Wayne Barker on a new project for Parallel Exit.  www.rayhesselink.com

 

Wayne Barker(Co-creator/Composer) is an award-winning pianist, performer, voice-over artist, composer, lyricist, arranger and orchestrator.  In 1997 he began writing arrangements for symphony pops; his work has been played by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Chicago, Minnesota, San Francisco, Baltimore, St. Louis, Pittsburgh symphonies, among many others.  In 2000 Wayne began his long association with Dame Edna Everage, as her on-stage pianist for her North American tours, leading to her return to Broadway in Back With A Vengeance!for which Wayne also wrote the music and co-wrote the lyrics with Barry Humphries.  He has also appeared with Dame Edna onstage at the Metropolitan Opera and in the Strelna, the summer mansion of the Russian President.  Wayne is a 2011 Drama Desk Award recipient for his original music for the production Peter and the Starcatcher, currently preparing for its Broadway run this coming spring.

 

About Parallel Exit

New York City-based Parallel Exit, a two-time recipient of a Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience and a “Spirit of the Fringe” award from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, creates physical theater inspired by the films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.  The company’s goal is to create moments of simple magic that can only be experienced live.  Parallel Exit’swork has explored a wide range of physical forms, from dance to vaudeville, live-action silent film to creative percussion. The Company’s work has been presented to great critical acclaim in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia. 

 

About Joyce SoHo

 

The creation of Joyce SoHo was made possible by the magnanimous support of the LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust. Joyce SoHo is generously supported by Alphawood Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, First Republic Bank, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Open Society Foundations and the Fund for the City of New York, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation.

 

Lead support has been provided by The New York Community Trust.  Special support has been provided by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.  Joyce SoHo is made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties; and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Joyce SoHo’s onsite box office is only open one half-hour prior to performance time to sell tickets exclusively for that performance.  Tickets may alternatively be purchased online at joyce.org, via phone at 212-242-0800 or in person at The Joyce Theater at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street Mon-Sun, 12 noon-6pm.  On days when there are performances, The Joyce’s box office is open through curtain time, but advance sales stop one hour prior to curtain time (including matinee curtains.)  The Joyce’s box office is closed on major holidays.


About the Company: Parallel Exit

New York City-based Parallel Exit, a two-time recipient of a Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience and a "Spirit of the Fringe" award from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, creates physical theater inspired by the films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin.  The company's goal is to create moments of simple magic that can only be experienced live.  Parallel Exit's work has explored a wide range of physical forms, from dance to vaudeville, live-action silent film to creative percussion. The Company's work has been presented to great critical acclaim in Canada, the United States, Europe, and Asia

Please join us for a special informal showing at the Joyce Soho! CONTINUUM is a New York City based dance company comprised of classically-trained dancers with contemporary artistic voices. We aim to create work that plays in the concert dance spectrum while celebrating a spirit of dancemaking that is inspiring, collaborative, and progressive. Following the performance there will be a reception with the dancers.


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For Want Of Sleep  | Open: 04/05/12 Close: 04/22/12
 

Brooklyn-based skybetter and associates presents deepening investigations into affect, mathematics, and memory. Tracing the development of artistic director Sydney Skybetter's formalism, the company will perform Near Abroad (2008), The Laws of Falling Bodies (2009), Temporary Matters (2011), Little Boy (2012) and the World Premiere of For Want of Sleep, featuring a commissioned score by composer Sxip Shirey.

 

Near Abroad refers to the antithetic impulse to contain yet remain separate from another, exploring the physicality of partnership and loss. With its assiduous sparseness, the piece suggests that the most intimate bonds are formed not out of what is shared, but what is mutually had and then lost. The Laws of Falling Bodies reflects on photographs of jumpers captured during the chaos of 9/11. Simultaneously beautiful and disturbing, these images compel a work conceived to render gorgeous movement and abject horror simultaneously, with sequences of arrested falling punctuated by moments of impact. Temporary Matters is a meditation on parenthood and the passage of youth, employing iterative mathematics in an effort to contend with underlying themes of loss of innocence and life. The resulting work is at once haphazard and serendipitous, using the temporal nature of dance to address the chaotic nature of birth. A dense, sweeping work, Little Boy references literary source material (ranging from Borges to Murakami) and the nascent movement of vocabulary of Skybetter's infant son to explore themes of lineageand recurrence. For Want of Sleep (World Premiere) takes its title from a poem by Philip Larkin, and uses variations on the formal structure of mirroring to examine the rhythms of insomnia and partnership.


About the Company: skybetter and associates

skybetter and associates was formed in 2008 to perform the work of choreographer Sydney Skybetter. Skybetter draws from literary, musical, mathematical, and personal texts to explore his contradictory impulses for clear self- expression and the creation of abstract, narrative-free dance. skybetter and associates performs its rigorously formal repertory to enliven an architecture of feeling that can only be articulated by arresting bodies in motion. The company has set its repertory on New York University Tisch School for the Arts, SUNY Purchase, Skidmore College, the Zenon Dance Company, Muhlenberg College, and DeSales University and has performed at Inside/Out at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater, The Dance Theater Workshop / New York Live Arts, the Danspace Project, The 92nd Street Y, and JoyceSoHo, among many other venues. Skybetter has received a commission from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as one of the award recipients for the 2012 Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Skybetter And Associates  | Open: 04/05/12 Close: 04/22/12
Brooklyn-based skybetter and associates presents deepening investigations into affect, mathematics, and memory. Tracing the development of artistic director Sydney Skybetter’s formalism, the company will perform Near Abroad (2008), The Laws of Falling Bodies (2009), Temporary Matters (2011), Little Boy (2012) and the World Premiere of For Want of Sleep, featuring a commissioned score by composer Sxip Shirey.

Near Abroad refers to the antithetic impulse to contain yet remain separate from another, exploring the physicality of partnership and loss. With its assiduous sparseness, the piece suggests that the most intimate bonds are formed not out of what is shared, but what is mutually had and then lost.  The Laws of Falling Bodies reflects on photographs of jumpers captured during the chaos of 9/11. Simultaneously beautiful and disturbing, these images compel a work conceived to render gorgeous movement and abject horror simultaneously, with sequences of arrested falling punctuated by moments of impact. Temporary Matters is a meditation on parenthood and the passage of youth, employing iterative mathematics in an effort to contend with underlying themes of loss of innocence and life. The resulting work is at once haphazard and serendipitous, using the temporal nature of dance to address the chaotic nature of birth. A dense, sweeping work, Little Boy references literary source material (ranging from Borges to Murakami) and the nascent movement of vocabulary of Skybetter’s infant son to explore themes of lineage and recurrence.  For Want of Sleep (World Premiere) takes its title from a poem by Philip Larkin, and uses variations on the formal structure of mirroring to examine the rhythms of insomnia and partnership.

skybetter and associates has partnered with nel shelby productions to produce an innovative multi-camera live stream of the performance on April 15.  “When we live-streamed our sold-out season at Joyce SoHo in 2009, exponentially more people saw our work on the Internet than in the theater. Even given our extended run this year, we project that Internet audiences will outnumber tickets sold by as many as 5 to 1,” said SydneySkybetter.

Every performance will be followed by a talkback with various artists, scholars, consultants and managers, including Eduardo Vilaro, artistic director of Ballet Hispanico (4/5); David Parker, artistic director of Bang Group (4/7); Bill Bragin of Lincoln Center and composer Sxip Shirey (4/14); Tim Cynova, deputy director of Fractured Atlas (4/20); and Jennifer Edwards of Edwards & Skybetter | Change Agency (4/22).


About the Company: skybetter and associates

skybetter and associates was formed in 2008 to perform the work of choreographer Sydney Skybetter. Skybetter draws from literary, musical, mathematical, and personal texts to explore his contradictory impulses for clear self- expression and the creation of abstract, narrative-free dance. skybetter and associates performs its rigorously formal repertory to enliven an architecture of feeling that can only be articulated by arresting bodies in motion. The company has set its repertory on New York University Tisch School for the Arts, SUNY Purchase, Skidmore College, the Zenon Dance Company, Muhlenberg College, and DeSales University and has performed at Inside/Out at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater, The Dance Theater Workshop / New York Live Arts, the Danspace Project, The 92nd Street Y, and JoyceSoHo, among many other venues. Skybetter has received a commission from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as one of the award recipients for the 2012 Local Dance Commissioning Project.

Decadancetheatre  | Open: 07/15/10 Close: 07/18/10

 

International, all female, hip-hop crew, Decadancetheatre, present, “DECA 3D,” July 15-18th 2010 at Joyce SoHo, New York City.  Well known for their award-winninghip-hop ballet mash-up, Decadance Vs. The Firebird, Decadancetheatre returns to Joyce SoHo with an evening of new work including When The Sky Breaks a world premier piece fusing old school hip-hop styles with cutting edge, 3D video technology created by award winning VJ Holly Daggers (The Roots, Busta Rhymes).  When the Sky Breaks takes Deca away from narrative dance and into an abstract world where b-boying (breakdance) waving, popping and house dance become the basis of an exploration of the states and movements of water. 

 

 Also on the program is The Cage –a new hip-hop ballet inspired by Jerome Robbins’ 1951 New York City Ballet piece of the same name--which gets its US premier after a successful run at the B Supreme Festival of Women in Hip-Hop at London’s Southbank Center in April 2010.  In Deca’s version of The Cagethe women are lethal not to men who infiltrate their gang, but to themselves.  The London Times describes The Cage,  “Brooklyn-based Decadancetheatre got things off to a promising start. In The Cage, the four company members balanced their cohesion as a tightly knit unit against individual strengths.”(Hutera, 4/7/10).   


About the Company: Decadancetheatre

“The pioneering all female hip-hop group…a fearless coalition of b-girls,”–The New Yorker.

Since 2004, Brooklyn-based, Decadancetheatre has been redefining the image of women in hip-hop.  Through performances, workshops and creative commissions, Decadancetheatre has become a key ambassador of authentic, New York City hip-hop culture around the world.  Led by artistic director Jennifer Weber, the company represents a global vision of hip-hop with an international roster of dancers from the US, UK, Norway, France and Japan.   Challenging hip-hop’s male-dominated convention, Decadancetheatre takes female dancers out of the background of music videos and into the forefront of theatrical performance.

 

Decadancetheatre emerged on the hip-hop scene in 2004 with the debut of Decadance Vs. The Firebird—an urban re-imagination of the 1910 Stravinsky Ballet.  The hip-hop ballet mash-up won the 2004 Best Choreography Award at the New York International Fringe Festival and received critical acclaim in The New York Timesand The Village Voice.  Firebird’s success enabled the company to begin touring on the national level.  Since premiering that signature work, Deca continues to explore hip-hop theatre, adapting texts ranging from a 12th century Japanese ghost story to a more personal narrative inspired by the challenges woman face in hip-hop today. MAX338 (2009) remixed the children’s classic Where the Wild Thing Are into a hip-hop fairytale.  Focusing on all elements of hip-hop, including b-boying (breakdance) mcing, djing and graffiti, Decadancetheatre’s core vision translates the vibrant energy of New York City’s street culture to the international stage.

 Decadancetheatre has toured all over the US, UK, France and Japan including performing at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, B Supreme Festival of Women in Hip Hop at London’s Southbank Center, LEAP 08 in Liverpool and Bumbershoot in Seattle where DECA shared the bill with Wu-Tang Clan, John Legend, and Fergie.  In addition DECA has been featured on MTV, CBS, and in The New York TimesThe Village VoiceDance Magazine,Dance Spirit and XXL.  Deca has received support from the Brooklyn Arts Council and has received the 2004 Audience Choice Bessie Award Nomination.   The company’s highly sought after workshop series continues their desire to educate the next generation on the positive roots of hip-hop culture and the creative potential of hip-hop as a dramatic language.  

Time Step  | Open: 11/06/08 Close: 11/09/08
Parallel Exit, New York's highly acclaimed physical theatre company, returns to Joyce SoHo from November 6-9 with TIME STEP, a brand new work blending tap, rhythm, and physical comedy. Tickets are $15 and are available by phone at 212-352-3101 or www.joyce.org.

Fresh, funny, and filled with visual magic, TIME STEP tells the story of three hoofers entirely through rhythm and choreography. The narrative jumps back and forth in time, juxtaposing the characters' performances from their youth with their attempts to transcend the limits of age. TIME STEP, created by Parallel Exit, is directed by Mark Lonergan and choreographed and performed by Ryan Kasprzak, Brent McBeth, and Derek Roland. Set and projection design by Anna Kiraly, lighting design by Eric Kwak, and sound design by Duane McKee.

Antigones  | Open: 09/18/08 Close: 09/21/08
Based in Brooklyn, Garnica LEIMAY integrates butoh dance, real-time video lighting and live music in a performance experience grounded through the senses, to uncover the ambivalence of human nature. LEIMAY presents the world premiere of Antigones, an allegory for the encounter of absence, among families and friends of los Desaparecidos, the 'Disappeared Ones' of Colombia's political upheavals. Antigones is a collaboration with the company artistic director/choreographer Ximena Garnica, video artist Shige Moriya, guest director Juan Merchan and sound artist Roland Toledo.