YOU ARE HERE (2016)

You Are Here is an ode to urban dwellers, the millions of citizens who live on top of each other, participate in the daily pedestrian dance of the sidewalk, street, and transit system, and who are part of a massive improvised narrative.  It explores how we interact without looking at or touching each other, how we recharge at home each night, and how we head back onto the city’s stage again each morning, ready for more.

You Are Here will premiere June 16 – 18, 2016 at the Kitchen, NYC.  It is being presented by the American Dance Institute in their series ADI/NYC.

Direction:
Jane Comfort
Choreography: Jane Comfort and Company
Lighting Design: Joe Levasseur
Sound Design: Brandon Wolcott
Video Design: Lianne Arnold
Costume Design: Liz Prince

Cast:
Leslie Cuyjet
Paul Hamilton
Cori Marquis
Petra van Noort
Gabrielle Revlock
Javier Perez
Darrin Wright

Performance History:
Excerpt showings at The APAP Conference, City Center – January 2016
Incubator Residency and Work in Progress showings at The American Dance Institute – March 2016

Made possible through funds from:
American Dance Institute (lead funding, development residency), The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (2016), and the Howard Gilman Foundation

YOU ARE HERE (2016) photo by Liz Lynch
YOU ARE HERE (2016) photo by Liz Lynch
YOU ARE HERE (2016) photo by Liz Lynch
YOU ARE HERE (2016) photo by Liz Lynch
YOU ARE HERE (2016) photo by Liz Lynch
YOU ARE HERE (2016) photo by Liz Lynch
YOU ARE HERE (2016) photo by Liz Lynch
YOU ARE HERE (2016) photo by Liz Lynch
YOU ARE HERE (2016) photo by Liz Lynch

“You Are Here centers itself around the way we look at people, particularly strangers. She highlights humanity on a collective scale, showing individuals living in close quarters in urban spaces, navigating shared terrain.”

– Thinking Dance

“Darrin Wright dances alone—a marvel of sinuous twists and turns around himself as if he were seeking equilibrium in a cockeyed world. ”

- Deborah Jowitt - Arts Journal

“How strange, funny, creative, and beautiful we humans are. ”

- Thinking Dance