Jan 25th, 26th, 27th, 2013 at 8pm!


All performances are FREE to the public, but reservations are strongly recommended! For reservations: rap@maboumines.org

A Great American Musical reimagined in silence, rigor, and bare necessity. This choreographic theatre resituates a commercial classic on the outskirts of post-war American culture, taking the work of Merce Cunningham, Mary Caroline Richards, Charles Olson, and other Black Mountain artists as a point of departure. The sentiment and corniness of the original production collide with the clinical, denaturing, liberating art forms of the American avant-garde of the same era, sparking a synergy of voice and body in which abstraction and intimacy can no longer be reliably told apart. The fishing outpost of Gloucester, Massachusetts is the ideal site for this secondhand story of America to be told anew, as Broadway finally meets Black Mountain.

Conceived by Seth Powers
Choreography by Christiana Axelsen
Developed with Heather Hollingsworth
Artistic & technical collaboration by Brooke Bell
Music direction by Michael Fraioli and Seth Powers
Costume design by Kate R. Mincer
Lighting design by Quin Kennedy
Featuring: Heather Hollingsworth, Elisa Matula, Jules Skloot, Mike Melkovic, Indika Senanayake, Brooke Bell, Michael Fraioli, Shang-ho Huang, Seth Powers
January 25, 26, 27 @8PM
Performances are at Mabou Mines ToRoNaDa space, 150 First Avenue (corner of 9th St.—in PS122 building), 2nd Floor. Performance lasts approximately 1 hour.
All performances are FREE to the public, but seating is limited, so reservations are highly recommended. For reservations: rap@maboumines.org
Mabou Mines/SUITE is supported with funds generously provided by the Jerome Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Art and with Public support from the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs.
Mabou Mines/SUITE is an annual laboratory for artists to experiment with performance ideas.  Resident Artists are appointed to the Suite by the Co-Artistic Directors of Mabou Mines to work on particular ideas.  Work is shown at whatever level the artist feels will be most beneficial to its development.  Audiences are invited, at no charge, to readings, works-in-progress or small-scale productions.  All works shown have been developed in part during the Residency at Mabou Mines studio (ToRoNaDa). During the Residency, artists meet regularly with the Co-Artistic Directors of Mabou Mines to discuss, develop and show ideas. The Residency provides artists with mentoring, rehearsal space, administrative assistance, use of equipment and advice.