5 Paths To Uptown Stories
5 Paths To Uptown Stories: Live the experience!! … Reframe your thinking with this dance-theatrical piece presented on a stage that emulates a maze/cage. Audience members will be seated in a way that is aligned with this “cage’s” shape, creating an illusion of being inside of this clear plastic “maze/cage”. Choreographer Elliott Ortiz sets the terms in this “urban playground” of dance, music and drama, with a diverse cast of dancers: Yvanhova Figueroa, Luca Villa, Sara Grassi, Alessia Secli, drag-queen/performer “Chicky Gorgina” and jazz singer Ellen O’Brien. Featuring music by Ala Este, Ezequiel Amoroso, Brashell Santos, Daniel Lugo & Armonia 6, Mariela Villasmil, and others. Lights by John McGee, MUA/Hair by Percy Van Oordt, set by Alejandro Aquinot. And collaboration of producer Alberto Ferraras, Pilar Cordova; graphic designer Frances Velazquez.
The fifty-six-minutes performance entails ten scenes touching on subject matters having to do with violence domestic, fear of post pandemic, homophobia and everyday pressures of life, contrasting with other funny and dark humor scenes.
Chat and toast with the artists: A post-performance event is intended to provide an opportunity to engage with the artists in a live conversation. This post-show conversation will be hosted by Broadway performer & choreographer Lainie Munro: Oct 29 (in English) and actor & singer Marcelo Rodriguez on Oct 30 (in Spanish).
The project will take place on October 29 and Oct 30 at Black Box Theater (Lower Level) in El Barrio’s Artspace on East Harlem: 215 E. 99th St, NY 10029. Free tickets on Eventbrite: 5 Paths To Uptown Stories (* audience members MUST register in order to guarantee their seats) More info www.d10projectnyc.com
Dance 10 Project is a hybrid collective of dancers, choreographers, designers and producers, who put on edgy dance performances from a dramaturgical perspective that give life to the visual power of storytelling, presenting the experience in real or metaphorical form, resulting in a “danced story”.
Choreographer and artistic director Elliott Ortiz has led the troupe, directing and conceiving all its productions. Elliott had created those artistic works with unique language that evokes a poetic dimension of Hispanic dramatism.