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 Post subject: Agora II @ McCarren Pool - Press Release 2006
PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:21 pm 
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ATTENTION: PRESS
DATE: AUGUST 1, 2006
RE: AGORA II @ MCCARREN POOL

I am the Press Coordinator for Sens Production for this year's
presentation of Agora II @ McCarren Pool. I have attached and copied
below the Press Release for Agora II 2006. You may also download it from
our website at - http://sensproduction.org/current/agora2.php.

We are very excited for this year's performance. Would it be possible to
get a write-up and/or article for any Fall Previews or any other relevant
piece? Noemie Lafrance is open for interviews and I can get you any
further information (photos, interviews, photos, etc.) as requested. Also,
please let me know if you will be doing anything, so I know what to
expect.

In addition, we have TWO complimentary tickets for you. Please let me the
names to put on the tickets and which date you would like to attend. The
available dates are below:
Weds. - Sat.
9/13-9/16
9/20-9/23
9/27-9/30
*you may choose a player ticket or a viewer ticket.

Regards,

Grace Park
Press Coordinator
Sens | Noemie Lafrance
Cell 718-916-0800
Office 718-302-5024
Fax 718-302-5024
Email: press@sensproduction.org
Website: www.sensproduction.org

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SENS/Noémie Lafrance Presents:
Agora II

AGORA II (part II) - A choreographic game for one thousand bodies - is a
new work directed by site-specific choreographer Noémie Lafrance and
created in collaboration with members of the Greenpoint/Williamsburg
performance community. AGORA II includes the participation of guest
artists, performers, dancers, actors, and audiences, together creating an
infinitesimal and monumental tableau of NYC life reviving the abandoned
50,000 square foot McCarren Park pool site once more…

WHEN
Wed – Sat Sept 13-16, 20-23 and 27-30 8:00PM
Please arrive a half hour before show time for seating and wear
comfortable shoes!
Tickets: Player $20 / Viewer $30 available online soon at
www.sensproduction.org
To reserve advance tickets by phone: 718-388-6309
Press 718-916-0800

WHERE
The Historic McCarren Park Pool in Greenpoint/Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Main
arch entrance)
(Lorimer st. between Driggs & Bayard) Take L train to Lorimer or Bedford;
G train to Metropolitan.

WHAT
AGORA II brings together into the empty pool a cast of hundreds including
appearances by guest groups/performers BreaksKru, Celeste Hastings and the
Butoh Rockettes, Daria Fain, Ice Theatre of New York, Malcolm and the Hoop
Entourage, Non Grata, Radiohole, STREB, Jon Kowalski/Prudenia, The Young
Dance Collective and many more in addition to a group of 60 independent
performers. All will be mapping and layering visceral narratives of urban
life inside the vast pool basin. Original score is by Brooks Williams and
Norm Scott, with live sound directed by Bora Yoon and lighting design by
Thomas Dunn.

With AGORA II, choreographer and producer Noémie Lafrance continues her
exploration of the McCarren Park pool as a public space to stage
innovative performance work. Expressed as one large breath, AGORA II
further explores treatments of the pool site’s architecture combined with
ideas of collectivity, layering strokes of audience interventions,
evolving characters and cameo appearances by guest artists, creating a
grand tableau – a city slice – a social experiment.

WHO
SENS is a nonprofit organization that creates and produces site-specific
work in public spaces using urban architecture as inspiration and
setting. SENS/Noémie Lafrance has created and produced adventurous works
in a variety of NYC landscapes, including Noir (2004), part of the Whitney
Biennial, staged in the Essex Municipal Parking Garage, and Descent
(2001-2003), performed in the stairwell of the City Court Building Clock
Tower, and Migrations (2005), a commission of the Whitney Museum of
American Art at Altria.

SENS/Noémie Lafrance has continued to devote resources to improving the
McCarren Park pool site and develop the possibilities for reclaiming a
public space that was long abandoned and unusable. Since its
transformation last September, the spectacular site is rapidly attracting
the interest of artists, locals, and concert promoters... SENS envisions
the pool site as the perfect location from which to create a yearly
site-specific festival emerging from the boundless cultural effervescence
of the Greenpoint/Williamsburg community.

AGORA II is funded in parts by
Our audience, the Businesses and community of Greenpoint/Williamsburg,
Altria Group, Inc., Con Edison, The Leon Levy Foundation and The Quebec
government house in New York.

Also this summer at the McCarren Park Pool…

POOL PARTIES
Produced by JELLY NYC
WHEN: EVERY SUNDAY JULY 9 - SEP 3
WHAT: FREE CONCERTS FEATURING: LES SAVY FAV, QUESTLOVE, THE WALKMEN, OF
MONTREAL, DEERHOOF, MARK RONSON, BEIRUT, THE DETROIT COBRAS, DEAD MEADOW,
AND MANY MORE
www.thepoolparties.com

SUMMER SCREEN
Presented by THE L MAGAZINE and VOLKSWAGEN
WHEN: EVERY TUESDAY JULY - AUG 22
WHAT: FREE SERIES: 7-9 PM Music | 9-11PM Screenings
(Rain dates on following Wednesdays)
www.summerscreen.org


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