5 paths to the stories of upscale neighborhoods – Gay City News


5 paths to the stories of chic neighborhoods: Live the experience !! … Reframe your thinking with this dance-theater piece presented on a stage that mimics a labyrinth / cage. Members of the audience will be seated in a manner aligned with the shape of this “cage”, creating the illusion of being inside this transparent plastic “labyrinth / cage”. Choreographer Elliott Ortiz defines the terms of this “urban playground” of dance, music and theater, with a diverse cast of dancers: Yvanhova Figueroa, Luca Villa, Sara Grassi, Alessia Secli, drag queen / performer “Chicky Gorgina ”and jazz singer Ellen O’Brien. With music by Ala Este, Ezequiel Amoroso, Brashell Santos, Daniel Lugo & Armonia 6, Mariela Villasmil and others. Lights by John McGee, MUA / Hair by Percy Van Oordt, decor by Alejandro Aquinot. And the collaboration of producer Alberto Ferraras, Pilar Cordova; graphic designer Frances Velazquez.

The fifty-six minute performance includes ten scenes touching on topics related to domestic violence, post-pandemic fear, homophobia and the daily pressures of life, contrasting with other funny and of black humor.

Chat and toast with the artists: A post-performance event is intended to provide an opportunity to engage in a live conversation with the artists. This post-show conversation will be hosted by Broadway performer and choreographer Lainie Munro: October 29 (in English) and actor and singer Marcelo Rodriguez on October 30 (in Spanish).

The project will take place on October 29 and October 30 at Black box theater (Lower level) in the Artspace of El Barrio on East Harlem: 215 E. 99e St, NY 10029. Free tickets on Eventbrite: 5 Paths To Uptown Stories (* members of the public MUST register to secure their seats) More Info www.d10projectnyc.com

Dance Project 10 is a hybrid collective of dancers, choreographers, designers and producers, who present avant-garde dance performances from a dramaturgical perspective that bring the visual power of storytelling to life, presenting the experience in a real or metaphorical form, resulting in a “Dance story”.

Choreographer and artistic director Elliott Ortiz led the company, directing and designing all of its productions. Elliott created these artistic works with a unique language that evokes a poetic dimension of Hispanic drama.

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