Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 at 12:00pm
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SOCIAL! the social distance dance club, a new work commissioned by the Armory for its Social Distance Hall, offers an interactive music and movement-based experience conceived by choreographer Steven Hoggett, Tony Award-winning set designer Christine Jones—both of whom are currently Armory Artists-in-Residence—and multimedia artist and musician David Byrne (Talking Heads, David Byrne’s American Utopia on stage and film, and Reasons to be Cheerful). With a playlist curated by Byrne, Hoggett, and Jones and mixed by New York City DJ Natasha Diggs, SOCIAL! invites participants to the Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall to dance in their own socially distanced spotlights, all while listening to a wonderfully singular instructional voice over by David Byrne with choreography by Yasmine Lee. Moving free-form or in sync with the spoken choreography, audience members take part in a communal moment of cathartic release.
Conceived by Steven Hoggett, Christine Jones and David Byrne
Made by Kevin Adams, David Byrne, Natasha Diggs, Justin Ellington, Sarita Fellows, Zoë Hurwitz, Steven Hoggett, Mara Isaacs, Christine Jones, and Yasmine Lee
Commissioned by Park Avenue Armory
Produced in association with Octopus Theatricals
After purchasing your ticket, you will receive an instructional dance video and welcome message from David Byrne. This event is for everyone—dancers and non-dancers.
SOCIAL! is approximately 55 minutes with no intermission. This is a solitary participatory dance experience unsuitable for children under 10.
Entry to the Armory for this event will not be on Park Avenue. Please enter on Lexington Avenue near East 66th Street.
Tickets: $45 (plus fees)
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