As a part of their Just Kidding concert series, Symphony Space
has just announced two new acts. Performances will be provided by the physical comedy act, The Kamikaze Fireflies, and percussive dance act, Stam-Pede.
The KamiKaze FireFlies
Today, January 12, 11 am and 2 pm
Tickets: $13 to $25
They've performed on Broadway and the Today Show as well as in theaters around the nation. The KamiKaze FireFlies
are a Los Angeles based tw0-person vaudeville smack-down featuring Rob Williams (formerly of the renowned comedy troupe The Flaming Idiots) and Casey Martin (formerly of the acrobatic show Barely Balanced).
As Rob and Casey explain, "We are all about play... playing well with others, playing with words, playing with big toys." Whether spinning gigantic metal cubes, juggling clubs, stilt-walking, breathing fire, breaking into contortionist back bends, or simply making a sandwich using only their feet, the KamiKaze FireFlies performances incite awe and laughter for kids ages 3 to 93.
Watch the KamiKaze FireFlies in action on YouTube.
Stam-Pede: A Percussive Dance Showcase
Sunday, January 13, 3 pm
All Tickets: $15
Gotham Arts Exchange and Symphony Space's Just Kidding series present Stam-Pede, an afternoon of the very best in percussive dance by eight celebrated companies. From soulful flamenco to lively Irish dance to innovative body percussion to mesmerizing tap dance and delightful stepping, this impressive collection of companies offers something for everyone who loves the power and precision of percussive dance.
Participating companies include: Dance Theatre of Ireland; Darrah Carr Dance; David Parker and The Bang Group; Ensemble Español; Roxanne Butterfly; SLURP by Adam Metzger; Soul Steps; and The Vanaver Caravan.Prepare to be amazed by the dancers' virtuosic displays of lightning-fast footwork, intoxicating rhythms, and high-energy musical accompaniment. Expect a rollicking good time as the audience is treated to a sensory feast for sight and sound.
Tickets and more information: www.symphonyspace.org.