Mad-Liberation The Raving Jaynes, with Nicholas Leichter & Beverly Lopez/REDi Dance Company
About This Show
The Raving Jaynes create highly physical, fully-improvised works of theater. In ‘Mad-Liberation,’ they unfold a unique story inspired by an audience-generated Mad Lib. Mixed among the scenes will be improvised songs, dances, and poems that give the audience another path into the narrative. DJ Johnny Butler brings music to the mix!
Featuring/Collaborators The Raving Jaynes (Jamie Graham and Amy Larimer) with DJ Johnny Butler
The Raving Jaynes perform regularly at the PIT in NYC and have been presented at La 2da Muestra Nacional de Improvisación Teatral/ImproTop in Tepic, Mexico; IMPRO Amsterdam; the Abundance Festival in Karlstad, Sweden; Big City Improv Festival in Toronto; TCIF in Minneapolis; the ADaPT Festival in Santa Barbara; The Crisis Art Festival in Arezzo, Italy; The Comedy in Dance Festival at Triskelion Arts; Dancemopolitan at Joe’s Pub; Duofest in Philadelphia; The NYC Improv Festival; The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin, The District Improv Festival in D.C., Dixon Place, and The Tank to name a few.
also featuring Nicholas Leichter’s new work...
Nicholas Leichter has taught throughout the United States and at festivals in Africa, Asia, Canada, and Eastern and Western Europe. He has been on faculty at Tisch School of the Arts, Wayne State University, Bates Dance Festival and the American Dance Festival in Durham, New York, Russia, Korea, and Shanghai. Leichter has created over 25 works for his company and has received support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, The Greenwall Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others.
...and Beverly Lopez of REDi Dance Company’s “Look Again”
REDi Dance Company shares and experiences the power of listening, learning, and contributing with the body. They advocate for interpersonal understanding using a wide range of performance tactics.
Beverly Lopez is a dancer, choreographer, and educator. She is the recipient of the Bronx Council on the Arts 2017 BRIO Award. As artistic director of REDi Dance Company Beverly has presented work in NYC festivals, including Triskelion Arts’ Comedy and Dance Festival, Collective Thread at Dixon Place, and BAAD! ASS Women Festival. Most recent performances; Land of Concrete, at the Hudson Guild Theatre, Monopoly, at Mark Morris Dance Center, and Harlem Voices, at the Harlem school of the Arts. Beverly earned a BFA in Multi-Media/Performing Arts and empowers students as a teaching artist with the Dream Yard Project.
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