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- Thu Apr 07 2016 8:00 PM
- Fri Apr 08 2016 8:00 PM
- Sat Apr 09 2016 8:00 PM
Declared “a postmodernist pioneer in the use of verbal material in dance” by The New York Times, Jane Comfort addresses contemporary social and cultural issues with compassion and wit. The company is an extraordinary group of dancers, actors and singers whose multiple talents allow Comfort to create layered works utilizing a wide range of theatrical elements. The program features the critically acclaimed Beauty. This provocative dance-theater work explores the American notion of female attractiveness by framing the dialogue of the cultural pressures surrounding women’s physique, attire and appearance around the quintessential image of Barbie. Beauty is “wickedly funny and…isn’t interested in forgiveness” (The New York Times).
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.
Jane Comfort and Company creates dance theater works that push the intersection of movement and language to a new form of theater. Called by The New York Times “a postmodernist pioneer in the use of verbal material in dance,” artistic director Jane Comfort addresses contemporary social and cultural issues with compassion and wit. The company is an extraordinary group of dancers, actors and singers whose multiple talents allow Jane Comfort to create deeply layered works utilizing a wide range of theatrical elements, from pure dance to chanted texts, a capella singing, film, lip-syncing, cross dressing, acted scenes and puppetry. The company creates theater in which transformation occurs through many voices.
Since 1982 the company has performed its innovative works throughout the United States, in Europe and Latin America for both dance and theater audiences. Jane Comfort and Company has been presented by such venues as Lincoln Center, The Joyce Theater, PS 122, Dance Theater Workshop, and Off Broadway at Classic Stage Company in NYC, The American Center in Paris, Antwerp’s Dance/USA Festival, Brasil’s Londrina International Festival of the Arts, Jacob’s Pillow, The American Dance Festival, Actors Theater of Louisville, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Diverse Works, the Baltimore Art Museum and many universities and colleges across the country.
Velocity Sessions - A master class and Speakeasy session at Velocity Dance Center. Tuesday, April 5 at 3pm. More information.