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a quartet

a quartet
Heather Kravas (USA)

Comprised of a kaleidoscopic ballet, a mutating folk dance, a human machine and a titillating cheer, Heather Kravas’ a quartet explores the possible outcomes of individuals dancing together.

At once precise and overwhelming, a quartet drastically reduces, then reiterates its vocabulary to examine the politics of societal fidelity. How do disparate beings become one faction? What is the nature of exclusion and opposition? Where is the end of us and the beginning of them?

Desire, communism, preteens, servitude, black holes and the pastoral cross paths with tradition. Conventions are considered through a minimalist lens – it is an aim toward the singular from the multitude and back again.

Choreographer & Director Heather Kravas
Performers Oren Barnoy, Cecilia E, Jennifer Kjos, Liz Santoro
Sound Designer Dana Wachs a.k.a. Vorhees
Lighting Designer Madeline Best
Scenic Designer Jason Starkie
Performance Consultant & Artistic Advisor Rebecca Brooks
Production Manager Sara Jinks

90 minutes

Commissioned by PS122
Co-presented with The Kitchen

Jan 8-10, 12 5pm
Jan 11 10pm
Jan 13 8pm

The Kitchen, Gallery
512 W. 19th Street, Manhattan
$20 / $15 students, seniors

a quartet is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by PS122 in partnership with On the Boards, Fusebox Festival and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). Additional support provided by 4Culture, PACT-Zollverein Essen and the CCNFC á Belfort and developed in part with support from The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Dates: Jan 8 - 13

Type: Dance

Premiere Status: New York Premiere

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