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David Parker & The Bang Group
Dancemopolitan at Joe-s Pub at The Public Theater
June 4 - 6, 2009
Silent Hosts Monica Bill Barnes & Deborah Lohse
Thursday, June 4 at 7:30pm Friday, June 5 at 9:30pm
Saturday, June 6 at 7:30pm Saturday, June 6 at 9:30pm
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as well as standing-room, is available only on a first-come, first-served basis for
all shows without a dinner reservation.
Joe's Pub at The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street [ between East
4th Street and Astor Place ]. Subway: N/R/W trains to 8th Street/NYU or 6 train to
David Parker and The Bang Group (
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returns to Joe's Pub, by popular demand, for four shows only, June 4 to 6. The
evening will be hosted by Monica Bill Barnes and Deborah Lohse.
Show Down, set to many of the songs featured in Irving Berlin's music comedy
classic, Annie Get Your Gun, works with a series of beautiful recordings made by
Judy Garland and Howard Keel for the 1949 MGM film version of the Broadway show [
with Garland eventually replaced by Betty Hutton ]. Show Down takes the songs out of
their original narrative context and places them in a wholly contemporary,
choreographic world, unraveling with freewheeling and anarchic vigor the musical-s
themes of a show down between the sexes, the lure of show business and the juncture
of love and ambition. The seven dancers of The Bang Group, dip and swirl, thud,
hoof, tap and sing with their characteristic mix of precision and abandon through
Parker's carefully crafted dances. Parker treats the score seriously as music and
poetry and allows the humor to bubble up inevitably where it will.
The cast includes: Jeffrey Kazin Amber Sloan Nic Petry Bryan Campbell Terence Duncan
Megan Flynn Marissa Palley
Monica Bill Barnes and Deborah Lohse will act as hosts, and also perform their
silent movie, cowboy inspired parody created for Dancemopolitan-s Southern Comfort
country music show in 2008. Set to a live recording of Johnny Cash in 1969 at San
Quentin Prison, they employ deadpan expression, cowboy toughness and unskilled
gun-play to humorous ends.
Dancemopolitan ( http://dancenow.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct ... ACnJAALO6A
is produced by DanceNow [NYC] in partnership with Joe's Pub at The Public Theater.
DanceNOW [NYC] ( http://dancenow.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct ... ACufAALO6A
is produced by Directors Robin Staff, Tamara Greenfield, and Sydney Skybetter.
During its six year partnership with Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, DanceNOW [NYC]
has evolved the Dancemopolitan series into a unique vehicle for the development of
new work, offering choreographers opportunities to take a creative leap and move
beyond the traditional stage. The unconventional series has inspired dance makers to
design new work specific to Joe's Pub, including Doug Elkins- Bessie award-winning
Fraulein Maria, Thrash 'N Rock, a rock and roll show designed by Nicole Wolcott and
Nicole Berger, Southern Comfort, a country music show created by Monica Bill Barnes
and Deborah Lohse, and Show Down, an all-dancing reinvention of Irving Berlin's
Annie Get Your Gun by David Parker and The Bang Group. Dancemopolitan reflects
DanceNOW [NYC]-s commitment to supporting the artistic dreams and endeavors of
innovative dance makers as well as The Public Theater's overall mission as a
development theater to nurture both artists and audiences and continue Joseph Papp's
legacy of creating a place of inclusion and a forum for ideas.
Bending the rules and defying the standard, DanceNOW [NYC] has followed its own path
for more than two decades, seeking new means to promote, challenge and develop the
artistic careers of a wide genre of choreographers and to connect new audiences to
dance. Embracing its signature short format programming, DanceNOW [NYC] offers
cultural events that are distinct, accessible and reflective of the new direction
and passion of New York City dance makers. The DanceNOW [NYC] vision is directed
towards developing relationships with New York City dance makers via year-round
performance opportunities through the annual Festival at Dance Theater Workshop and
the Dancemopolitan series at Joe's Pub; promotion to new audiences to increase
audience visibility and opportunities for career advancement; and an
artist-in-residency program, Silo at Kirkland Farm.
DanceNOW [NYC] is supported, in part, with funds from the Barbara Bell Cumming
Foundation, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Harkness Foundation
for Dance, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and New
York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
For more information, visit www.dancenownyc.org
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