New York: Maggie Keenan-Bolger and Rachel Sullivan are proud to present The Birds and the Bees…Unabridged, an original devised theater piece about female sexuality accompanied by a pre/post show art exhibit. Bringing together a diverse ensemble of 25 people, and over 10 visual artists, The Birds and the Bees…Unabridged uses theater and visual art to challenge the status quo and spark much needed conversations about women and trans sexuality. We are pleased to say that we received over 2,000 survey responses to make this show possible. For details, visit us at www.thebirdsandthebeesunabridged.com.
For years, many women have not had the time or place to discuss and define their own notions of sexuality or to challenge current definitions. Using the experiences, ideas and opinions of the individuals in the ensemble, and the 2000+ people who participated in a nationwide survey, The Birds and the Bees...Unabridged tackles issues of sex education, partner communication, the sexual body, sexual health, identity, and how sexuality changes over one’s lifespan. This project examines real opinions and stories…because the gentle explanation of the bees pollinating flowers will only go so far.
*Yummy Refreshments will be served
*There will be Vendors and Live Entertainment.
*All Ages welcome
We would like to invite Steampunk, EGL, Goth, Vampire, Anime Enthusiasts, Victorian Aficionados or those curious about Japanese Street Wear to come. This is a day for everyone to feel like a welcome. If you are not sure of this attire please continue to read.
Crystal Candyland Attire Requirements and Welcomed Wear
1. Extreme and elaborate various versions of Lolita
2. Formal Court and Fantasy Attire.
3. Cosplay or Ethnic Ensembles inspired and or constructed with a Formal or Lolita flair.
4. Visual Kei and Steam Punk also welcomed.
5. Male styles - Gentlemanly garb or ensembles with an aristocratic feel.
6. Female Styles - Keep it ladylike. Corsets or Cleavage within good taste. Keep Hemlines modest no tenderbits showing ;)
7. Crossdressing Okay.
8. Wings and Wigs Optional
9. No Sneakers, No partystore bought costumes. No Exceptions
New York Mambo, Bugalu & Afro-Caribbean dance merge in this 2-hour Contemporary, Afro-Latin Dance performance series. The event will feature the world premiere of the Frankie's newest work "Lost Battalion" amongst two other pieces from ABAKUA's repertoire.
ABAKUA Afro-Latin Dance Company has been featured on Good Morning America, Telemundo and PBS as well as performed at prominent dance festivals such as Lincoln Center Out of Doors, SummerStage and Jacob's Pillow.
ABAKUÁ Afro-Latin Dance Company, 501 (c) 3 advances the art of Afro-Latin dance worldwide as a legitimate and established
performance art form. Through the avenues of performance, presence, and education, ABAKUÁ Afro-Latin Dance Company cultivates interest and talent in future generations in the art of Afro-Latin dancing.
Choreographer Goldberg explains, "The work focuses on perception -- how people see and view each other, how we interact, what in our behavior is societal and instinctual." Inspired by the tension between manners and the id, the performance will be in the round, which will promote not only an intimate experience but also will give the audience a more visceral response to the work. Appropriate for teens and older.
Excerpts have been presented by Works in Progress at Dance New Amsterdam, as well as by the Field at The Kitchen as part of the residency. Last season, the Synthesis Aesthetics Project presented an evening-length work at Manhattan Movement and Art Center, and Goldberg's choreography has been featured at Symphony Space, Merce Cunningham Studio, Alvin Ailey Studio, Dance New Amsterdam, and at University Settlement. Original costuming by Mark Eric Design and lighting design by Amith Chandrashaker create a unique and provocative canvas that highlights the movement.
Featuring eight local dancers with installments under direction of Chelsea Koenig, Artistic Director, and Matt Dittes, "Push to Play" explores the sociology of relationships and the zen of life around us. The piece also presents live performances by local musicians John-Flor Sisante and Kirsten Kairos.
"The pieces explore the many 'games' people experience in the world of dating," said Koenig. "The piece was influenced by conducting interviews with friends of Spark, weaving together the familiar and, at times, not-so-comfortable comedy of romance."
Featuring the short "unproducible" works of Rob Askins (Hand to God), Bekah Brunstetter (Oohrah!), Joshua Conkel (MilkMilkLemonade), Gregory S. Moss (punkplay, Studio 42's Billy Witch), and Crystal Skillman (Cut).
Proceeds from the UNPRODUCIBLE SMACKDOWN benefit Studio 42's artistic seasons. Read more about Studio 42's mission to produce the "unproducible" at www.Stu42.com.