96B Presents: Something Strange and Beautiful is a premiere evening length performance comprised of 2 works: "The Trouble with Women" and "Fertile Void." We invite you to witness an enchanting evening of comedy, dance theatre, and film. A thought provoking and highly entertaining performance appropriately sprinkled with fantastic spectacle!
The Trouble with Women plays with various manifestations of female archetype characters. This dance-comedy piece adapts a variety show style where timeless women expose their unique internalization of gender expectations. Through absurd humor, movement, acting, and media inspired content, the audience is taken through discombobulated scenes of women undone.
96B Dance Theatre embodies elements of surrealist movement, absurd humor, and contemporary dance forms. With roots in acting and movement improvisation, the work intends to dissolve barriers between audience and performer in order to create space for collective experience. The mission of the company's creative process is to engage in honest collaboration and conversation. 96B creates visceral works that are unique to various performance platforms, such as theater, film, gallery, and event spaces.
Audrey is a dance - theatre - film – director, choreographer, visual consultant and artist based out of New York City. Driven by the healing power of the arts, her work reflects the tragedies and triumphs of humanity to provoke, comfort, and educate. She graduated from Ithaca College in ‘13 where she studied theatre, directing and dance. Audrey is currently the co-founder and director of 96B, the creative director of Fil Doux Textiles, a freelance film director and choreographer, in addition to being a member of SAG. While she is persistently searching for what feels fresh, she stays rooted in masterful artists from the past such as, Bertolt Brecht, Antonin Artaud, and Pina Bausch.
Lillian Stamey is a New York based artist and educator who specializes in movement performance, choreography, and somatic based teaching. As an artist, Lillian is drawn to collective and individual expressions and the ways in which we connect with the self and others. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Arts in Somatic Movement Education with the University of Lancashire where she is deepening her practice to promote healthy approaches to moving and healing the body. Lillian's practice encourages authenticity to ultimately provide a space for people to connect, explore, and embody themselves fully.
Lillian has been honored to work with choreographers such as Francesca Harper, John Zullo, Salvator LaRussa, and Lindsay Gilmour, and has performed at The Joyce Theater, Metropolitan Museum of Art, BAM Fisher, Ailey Citigroup Theater, Dixon Place, and Irondale Ensemble.
We need your support!
We welcome your support in order to bring these works to life in their greatest capacity. The funds we raise will go toward:
- production costs
- theater rentals
- costume and props
- marketing materials
- tech costs
- performance fees for our dedicated and talented artists
Risks and challenges
Creating choreography for live performance is a unique experience that presents complex risks and challenges. We have been developing this work for the past three years and to present these pieces on stage is a risk we had to take. With passion and dedication we've kept this vision alive throughout the years by putting personal time and money into this creative process.
As an emerging dance company in New York City it is important to us that our work is continuously progressing. Working with limited funds present challenges to our creative process and hinders our upkeep of research, rehearsals, and collaboration with other artists. With your support we believe we can overcome these challenges and share work that is innovative, authentic and meaningful to our audiences.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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