263 W 86th St
New York, NY 10024
Soaking WET is a series of choreographic evenings curated by David Parker, whose company, David Parker and The Bang Group has been the first and only resident-dance company of the West End Theater since January 2003.
The intimate and friendly West End Theater will once again play host to the Soaking WET dance series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, May 19-22, two performances, two different programs daily. The early performances will be shared by Joshua Bisset/Shuagroup and Katy Orthwein; the later shows will feature the ensembles of Larry Goldhuber and Christopher Williams.
Thursday-Saturday at 7 PM and Sunday at 2 PM
THE SHUA GROUP
Choreographed by Joshua Bisset in collaboration with Malik Nashad Sharpe
Take it All explores masculinity and racial perceptions through an intimate and ruthlessly physical duet. The work is the second in a series of collaborative engagements between the two dance artists which confront the boundaries of their perceptions of each other. Performers are Joshua Bisset and Malik Nashad Sharpe; Laura Quattrocchi designed the set, which is a tapestry of sanitary napkins.
KATY ORTHWEIN DANCE PROJECTS
The Orthwein dancers vacillate between steadiness and abandon, intimacy and space, exploring how time can seemingly suspend, then cascade in this second phase of Mirage, an ongoing project with dancers Jean Freebury, Minna Liimatainen, Orthwein and Jessica Weiss. The original score is by Cynthia Hopkins, costumes are by Joy Havens, and an added projection element of super-8 film footage has been added for the Soaking WET series.
More details at Soaking WET Dance Series.