Dance New Amsterdam (DNA), NYC's foremost progressive dance education center and performance space, champions experimentation in its rowdy LateNite series, a triannual portion of the DNA PRESENTS season, which gives a voice to artists working within the mediums of performance art, burlesque and experimental theater. The season's first installment, IT'S LIKE WE ARE INFILTRATORS, PART II, is a multi-disciplinary and installation-based evening curated and conceived by Neal Medlyn. The performances tonight, October 5 and tomorrow night, October 6 will also feature his original music, both live and recorded. Each hour-long performance begins at 10:00 p.m.
Medlyn's IT'S LIKE WE ARE INFILTRATORS, PART II invites a certain level of chaos and will result in a nonstop, freeform jumble of music, performance and mayhem rather than a set of discrete works. Drawing from PART I, which Medlyn created 12 years ago, he will use conversations in real time to build a comedic performance out of spontaneous and specific artistic directives. The lineup of performers will include DJ Duo Team Company LLC, Farris Craddock, Carmine Covelli and Eleanor Hullihan.
"DNA's LateNite shows encourage a testing of boundaries and melding of genres," says Artistic and Executive Director Catherine Peila. "Performance art runs rampant in the dance community. Dance has always been an art form ripe for cross-pollination, and calling attention to and experimenting with the influences of burlesque, music, visual art and more is crucial to artistic development in the field today."
Performance artist, dancer and Bessie Award-winning sound designer Neal Medlyn has collaborated with a variety of artists including Karen Finley and Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys (Neal & Bridget Are F**king, and Adam is Watching at Le Poisson Rouge); and choreographers Miguel Gutierrez, Adrienne Truscott and David Neumann. Medlyn is also a co-creator and co-host of Our Hit Parade, a monthly cabaret at Joe's Pub. In the past several years, Medlyn has created a series of pop star/music-based performance pieces in New York and on tour in the United States and Europe. There are currently six works in the series: Neal Medlyn's Lionel Richie Opera (Ars Nova); Coming in the Air Tonight (Galapagos Art Space); Unpronounceable Symbol (Performance Space 122); ...Her's a Queen (Dance Theater Workshop); and Brave New Girl (Chocolate Factory) and Wicked Clown Love (The Kitchen). His work has also been presented at the New Museum for Contemporary Art (The Neal Medlyn Experience Live, a faithful reenactment of a Beyoncé concert DVD), the Andy Warhol Museum, Joe's Pub, the TBA Festival, the Fusebox Festival, Duckie (UK), as well as in Canada, Australia and Berlin.
Tonight, October 5 - Saturday, October 6
Both performances 10:00 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.dnadance.org, by calling 212.227.9856, or on site two hours before curtain. Cost is $17 for general audiences, $14 for students and seniors, $12 for DNA members and advanced sales. Discounted tickets are available by phone for groups of six or more. All sales are final.
DNA is located at 280 Broadway (entrance at 53 Chambers Street), New York, NY 10007, near the R/W to City Hall, 4/5/6 at Brooklyn Bridge, J/M/Z, A/C/E or1/2/3 at Chambers Street, and 2/3 at Park Place.