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The newest work from David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group, premiering at New York Live Arts in New York City: March 24 - April 1, 2012
The newest work from David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group, premiering at New York Live Arts in New York City: March 24 - April 1, 2012
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Restless Eyeis the newest work by David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group, a multi-disciplinary company committed to the creation of original, thought-provoking dance works that push the form.  Restless Eye will premiere at New York Live Arts in New York City.

Performance Dates: Saturday March 24, Tuesday March 27--Saturday 31 at 7:30pm, Sun Mar 25 and Sun Apr 1 at 5pm.

Advanced Beginner Group's work is often described as 'multi-disciplinary'. For Neumann, using a multi-disciplinary approach is not a stylistic trope, but a fully functional way to articulate a complex world-view, while using the context of a performance to unpack the mind. 

Restless Eye is an irrational response to our perceived place in the cosmos while attempting to articulate the universe inside our minds. Restless Eye endeavors to create a multi-layered truth through an assemblage of elements, where language, movement, lighting, sound, projection, set and music work both separately and together to create a unique, beautiful, and surprising experience. The goal is to give everyone in the room (audience, performer and designer) a chance to shift their everyday experience to one that is more aware, curious and full of feeling. Come see a dance-driven performance where people break into song, speak deep truths about dark matter, and dance the patterns that lie beneath the surface. Also, it's funny.

The amazing collaborative team includes:

Sibyl Kempson, text

Tei Blow, video and sound

Christine Shallenberg, lighting

Gordon Landenberger, set

Kaye Voyce, costumes

And the world class performers: Andrew Dinwiddie, Kennis Hawkins, Neal Medlyn, Jeremy Olson and Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski.

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David Neumann is a New York based choreographer/director who works in a wide range of disciplines including opera, film, theater and dance. He is currently developing ‘The Total Bent’ a new musical written by the creators of Tony Award winning ‘Passing Strange’, Stew and Heidi Rodewald. ‘The Total Bent’ goes into previews this Friday at the Public Theater. His work with Advanced Beginner Group gives him the chance to combine disciplines, folding traditional approaches into new shapes.

What people have been saying:

“If there is an argument in the dance world that pits those who believe dance need only to be aesthetically beautiful in a simple, if contemporary manner against those who desire a more intelligent investigation of movement as art, David Neumann’s feedforward, a deeply felt meditation on athletics and the human condition now in its second of a two week run at Dance Theater Workshop, will provide the latter group with solid evidence that theirs is not only the high road, but it is a road no less beautiful, and rife with meaning.”  

--COUNTER CRITIC

"Neumann's dances amaze occasionally, amuse often, and constantly lead us to perceive more attentively and thoroughly. That is, they do the most important thing that dances can do. Do pay attention." 

--TOM STRINI, MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

Our Super Exciting DONOR REWARDS!

**A PERSONALIZED VOICEMAIL GREETING RECORDED BY NEAL MEDLYN**

Visit http://nealmedlyn.com/ for more info about Neal Medlyn, a rockstar who will rock your Voice Mailbox for a donation of $100 or more!!

**A PHOTO SESSION WITH TEI BLOW**

For a donation of $250 or more, you can have your own personal photo session with Tei Blow, Designer, Photographer, Winner.

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    A huge, gigantic thank-you, and access to exclusive, DONOR-ONLY ONLINE CONTENT! Your name will be printed on our Facebook page and in the Restless Eye program, and you will receive exclusive updates and media from the Restless Eye team.

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    For your pledge of $25 or more, you will have your name on the Facebook/program, access to super cool exclusive content, and also receive a SPECIAL CD of music and sounds used in the Restless Eye rehearsal process and final show!

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    For a donation of $50 or more, you will receive ONE FREE TICKET to a performance of Restless Eye, as well as a PERSONALIZED PHOTO of the Advanced Beginner Group! You will also see your name in the program and on our Facebook page, plus have access to exclusive online content!

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    For your gift of $100 or more, not only will you have your name in the Restless Eye program and on the Facebook page, you will ALSO receive a PERSONALIZED VOICEMAIL GREETING recorded by Restless Eye's NEAL MEDLYN. This is a one of a kind opportunity not to be missed! Neal is a brilliant performer who has been taking the pop-satire-bloodbath-musical world by storm in the last several years. Check out his website and photo to the left!

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    For a donation of $250 or more, get ready to sit down with Restless Eye's incredible sound and media designer TEI BLOW for a gorgeous PHOTO SESSION unlike any other! You will receive two 8x10 prints of your choice after the session. (Look to the left for samples of Tei's work.) You will also have your name printed in our program/Facebook page and access to exclusive online content.

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    For your premium donation of $500 or more, we invite you BACKSTAGE for a personal tour with David Neumann. After you've used your TWO FREE TICKETS to see Restless Eye in action, you will join David to learn about the innovative technical magic used in the show, say hey to the dancers, and have a glass of champagne. In addition, you will receive a sweet, one of a kind hand printed David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group T-SHIRT, see your name in the program and on Facebook, and have access to super cool online content.

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