No Correct Dancers is an experimental dance/theater exploration involving an overzealous optometrist and the choices between lens A and lens B. Using text as an abstracted vocal score rather than a map for storyline we seek to create and inhabit a world where words are music and dance is the language of communication. We utilize ensemble-based movement, live voice over, song, mini-spectacle, close proximity, the anxiety of visiting the doctor, and the gray space between the definite answer and the absolute unknown. We seek to establish a point of perspective in order to abstract it until it becomes an entirely altered point of view.
How you can help.
Your support will play a vital role in funding the first production of No Correct Dancers, a dance/theater piece by Katie Rose McLaughlin and Dan O’Neil, directed by Josh William Gelb, designed by Patrick Rizzotti, and premiering in a tiny store-front space at 266 W 37th Street in NYC, viewable on a by-appointment-only basis (or through the window). We are offering this performance for to the public for free; your generous donation is vital in order for us to compensate our performers, build an evocative design to support the performance, buy a microphone in order to be heard over the roar of the air conditioner, and to help spread our vision of a next-generation collusion of dance & theater forms amid the most challenging market in the USA.
In the world of No Correct Dancers, the text is, at first, the voice of the doctor in your ear as you undergo an eye exam. The routine of getting your eyes checked becomes a catalyst for developing broader ideas of perception and making (sometimes arbitrary) choices based on your three-second-long exposure to external stimulus. The stakes are clear – at the end of the exam, you’ll be assigned a different way of seeing. Your new lens will fit fine. Please contact your doctor immediately if you experience blurriness, loss of confidence, or profound euphoria.
No Correct Dancers features performances by Andrew Broaddus, Laura Grant, Brighid Greene, Noah Plomgren, Jessie Shelton, Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski.
- (20 days)