Dance Theater Workshop

Todays Date: 06/25/22
Last Update: 04/03/11 06:00:23 PM
Address: 219 West 19th Street
New York, NY    10011

Phone: 212-924-0077

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Urban Tao  | Open: 06/29/11 Close: 07/02/11

Overground Physical Theatre Company presents Urban Tao from June 29 – July 2, 2011 at 7:30pm at Dance Theater Workshop, 219 W. 19th Street, NYC. Tickets are $20 ($15 for DTW members, students, and seniors) and are available at 212-924-0077 or  
Urban Tao is a futuristic dance drama that boldly morphs avant-garde dance, theatre, opera, mime, martial arts, video, and live painting. Drawing upon the paradoxical wisdom of the “Tao Te Ching” and the holistic view of Quantum Physics, internationally acclaimed dance iconoclast Antonia Katrandjieva translates real life situations into Zen revelations – karmic lessons learned by living in the metropolis as urban dwellers thread their owns paths.
“…Profound, subtle, unconventional, Overground Physical Theatre Company is the avant-garde epitome of kinetic intelligence and esoteric vision…”
Keva Apostolova, Theatre Magazine, September 2010
Performers:  Nannette Bevelander, Cecilia Ceresa, Anthony Giorgio, Kumiko Hara, Lora Kozarska, Antonia Katrandjieva, Siras Nitithatsanakul, Gessica Papperini, Stoyan Radev, Motoko Tadano, Aga Totani
Lighting Design for Urban Tao is by Matt Elhert. Costume and Set Design is by Lora Kozarska. Videography and Media by Ana & Kalin Ivanovi. Music composed by Nannette Bevelander and performed by Silvie Degiez, Nannette Bevelander, Frederick Johnson, Bisan Toron, and Adam Fisher.
SITI COMPANY: Under Construction  | Open: 04/21/11 Close: 04/23/11
Under Construction is a collage of today’s America inspired by the twentieth-century painter Norman Rockwell and Jason Rhoades -- a controversial pop sculptor famed for his huge and messy installations before his premature death in 2006. Juxtaposing the artwork of these diametrically opposed sensibilities, Bogart and Mee poke into who we are, how we live, and what we want, while offering the portrait of a nation that is constantly reinventing itself, or permanently “under construction."

 When the play premiered at the 2009 Human Festival, it elicited extreme emotional responses from audience members, ranging from “wonderful and thought provoking” and “it must be experienced” to  “downright disturbing,”  and “stay away from this play."  SITI Company is now bringing the highly controversial work to New York City (Dance Theater Workshop) for a two and half week run only (Apr 21-May 7). 

Time magazine praised it as “a witty, sometimes mystifying, often riveting mishmash of classic Americana and anarchic performance art.” 

Nut/cracked  | Open: 12/13/09 Close: 12/20/09
The contemporary dance world’s beloved version of The Nutcracker. With an enterprising mix of tap, ballet, contemporary, disco and even toe tap, Parker conjures a comic, subversive neo-vaudeville tinged with whimsy. NUT/CRACKED is danced to both novelty and popular arrangements of the score as well as the traditional orchestral suite.  

Fraulein Maria  | Open: 12/10/09 Close: 12/19/09
With FRÄULEIN MARIA, Doug Elkins’ delightful take on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music. This New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award winning work includes ballet, hip-hop, voguing, stepping, stomping, and more. 

SHLAMMER: A Gangster Vaudeville  | Open: 03/30/05 Close: 04/02/05
A Dance Theatre piece