Join us on an artistic journey through two divergent pieces, discovering the inquisitive, quirky world of The Mantises are Flipping (P.S. I’ll have whatever they’re having) to the intricately programmed world of Control Dominion. Watch as a recalcitrant dance company continually redefines their creative process and produces a diverse night of new repertory. Each performance will be followed by a reception sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery.
June 27 & 29 at 7:30pm
361 Manhattan Avenue

Tickets: $15 Students/Artists – $20 general.

Purchase tickets in advance* or at the door with ID for Students/Artists (cash only)

*Students/Artists only with code: 7183491210361 

Flipping Dominion: An evening of two contrasting works by BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance

Artistic Director: Teresa Fellion

Dancers: Corey Bliss, Li Cata, Daniel Chenoweth, Julie Goldberg, Sarah Hillmon, Julia Jurgilewicz, Nicole Kadar, Lindsey Ridgeway

Composers/Musicians: Ryan Edwards and John Yannelli

Come see an evening of two completely different and fresh original works. Each concert will feature Control Dominion and The Mantises Are Flipping (P.S. I’ll have whatever they’re having). Join us after each performance for a reception sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery!

Dancers in cyborg society, Control Dominion, struggle between individual will and governing control. Opposing forces of surrender and domination reveal harrowing pitfalls of the proselytizing hive mind. Frenetic, alert movement and intricate, distorted phrases are programmed rather than organic. Dynamic progressions become chock full of manic activity as dancers engage sometimes beyond their capacity to control. Complex rhythmic sequences create gradations of synchronicity vs. presumed anarchy. Electronic soundscape composed by John Yannelli includes mechanical sound effects, robotic beats, and a driving pulse.

The Mantises Are Flipping (P.S. I’ll have whatever they’re having) investigates reactions and relationships to sound and explores various dualities through movement. The organization of sound and movement in the work establishes a world in which the two elements are indistinguishable. Musician/composer Ryan Edwards performs live with the dancers and the dancers contribute sounds of varying lengths, intention, volume, and rhythmic complexity. The piece creates a voyeuristic point of observation into the idiosyncratic worlds and relationships among eight individuals. Dancers move between private moments of isolation, small group interactions, and envelopment into the whole. Frustration, euphoria, excitement, focus, and persistence are communicated through a quirky, stylized movement vocabulary, highly physical to vaguely indicated partnerships, vocalizations, and the juxtaposition of rhythm, harmony, and dissonance. The work invites the viewer to contemplate the relative nature of normalcy through the comedic and imaginative atmosphere of Mantises.

Mantises and Control Dominion are made possible in part by an NEA Window Grant via chashama, inc., SummerStages Dance Choreographic Fellowship at Concord Academy and ICA Boston, Dragon’s Egg, MANA Arts Center and Armitage Gone! Dance, Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Fund Grant, and Triskelion Arts Space Subsidy Program made possible with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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