Wonder/Through the Looking-Glass Houses Arrie Davidson

About This Show

Acclaimed transgender performance artist, choreographer & story-teller Arrie Davidson helms the socially progressive company, KineticArchitecture Dance Theatre and their first evening-length work, Wonder/Through the Looking-Glass Houses.

Skewering the tales of Lewis Carroll and creating a world of violent reflection and taboo transformation, Davidson will portray the White Rabbit with a Marilyn Monroe twist representing phantom icons never quite in the right place at the right time.   Favorites Alice, Madd Hatter, Cheshire Cat, The Queen of Hearts and more collide in an identity crisis resembling Burning Man at Versailles.

Wonder/Through the Looking-Glass Houses is being developed during Davidson’s work as a 2016 Dixon Place Artist-in-Residence.

This Dixon Place commission is made possible with public funds from NY State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov Andrew Cuomo & the NY State Legislature, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and private funds from The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation & The Harkness Foundation for Dance.

About the Artists

Arrie Davidson is founder of KineticArchitecture Dance Theatre & believed to be the reincarnation of Ruth St. Denis.  She is a transgender performance artist, choreographer, writer & Feminist Faerie advocate for social evolution.  Arrie’s major performance credits include Seán Curran Company, Ballet Preljocaj’s Paysage apres la bataille & Justin Bond’s House of Whimsy.  Her work has been produced most notably by Dixon Place, Fringe NYC, Rochester Fringe, Philadelphia Fringe, Dance Month Houston, Mid-America Dance Alliance, The Box-NYC, DUMBO Dance Festival, NY State Dance Force & the CUNY Dance Initiative.

KineticArchitecture Dance Theatre, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, focuses on the development & presentation of new work that is artistically progressive & socially relevant. The goal is to invigorate audiences with the power inherent in Dance Theatre. The urge to move is both primal & universal. It can serve as common ground for physical poetry that inspires true self acceptance along with respect and understanding of all people. KineticArchitecture strives to transcend & transform.

Fridays & Saturdays, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 at 7:30pm

General Admission
$19 in advance
$22 at the door

Students / Seniors

Estimated Runtime
90 minutes

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Written & choreographed by
Arrie Davidson

Costume designer
Lori Gassie

Lisa Clementi, Meghann Bronson, Dara Swisher, Brittany Posas, Cecily McCullough & Chloe Markewich

Photo Credit
Shane Velazquez

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