The beginning and end of Charles Atlas’s Hail the New Puritan, 1986
The New York Times has described choreographer, writer, performer, and teacher Jack Ferver’s work as “restless, visceral, and often painful…as sympathetic as it is bitingly corrosive.”
He will perform two different performances in New York this October.
The first, All of a Sudden (Excerpt) for Prelude is based on the Tennesse Williams play and film Suddenly Last Summer where he has collaborated with Joshua Lubin-Levy. The Tennesse Williams play tells the story of a young girl who witnesses the murder of her young cousin by the doctor who tries to help her which gradually drives her insane. Ferver and Lubin-Levy perform against the back drop of the film being projected as they both create an intersection of such complex caring, loving and violent dyads (including the therapist/patient and the artist/dramaturg) exploding the moment when we are so overwhelmed we must ask for help, where reality becomes so heavy we bring in others (real or imaginary) to help shoulder the burden.
Thursday, October 4, 20127:00 pm – 8:00 pmSegal Theatre365 5th Avenue,New York, NY 10016
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The second performance is named Mon Ma Mes which is a performance about Ferver questioning his life which will include him performing on stage while at the same time having a documentary made about himself. The layered combination of self-analysis and performance creates an intimacy with the audience that reveals as much as it presents.
Saturday, October 6th- 8pm
FIAF, Le Skyroom
22 East 60 Street
(btw Madison & Park Ave)
New York, NY 10022
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The iconic Michael Clark Company will be showing their new ballet at the Barbican this October. The show will run from the 17th of October until the 27th and will be accompanied to the sounds of Relaxed Muscle and Scritti Politti. All choreography is by Michael Clark, Stevie Stewart of Bodymap has designed the costumes alongside Clark and lighting has been designed by artist Charles Atlas.
Watch the incredible Hail the New Puritan on youtube
Tickets come at a selection of prices and are bookable here
17 – 27 October 2012 / 19:45
Michael Clark Company – New Works 2012
Silk Street London