For Immediate Release
Laura Ward/Octavia Cup Dance Theatre
In The New York International Fringe Festival
August 13, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24 2011
‘’If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time’’ Marcel Proust
Enter the Dream Machine with Octavia Cup. Fall into a shifting world where dance leads you into a dream so vivid your only escape is a pinch from a friend. High heels and pointe shoes cloud stomp through the subconscious borderlands between waking and sleeping in The Dreaming, an expressionistic trip on a mare of the night.
Abandon the rational mind in a crazy labyrinth of images, words and patterns. Experience dreamscapes morphing, twisting and emerging through reflections of movement, sound and words. Let go... Let's go...
Every great dream begins with a dreamer, Laura Ward with her modern/ballet company Octavia Cup teams up with French composer, Michel Ayello (LUGG) to bring a spectacle of free flowing expressionism to the stage. Texts from 3 generations of women are mashed up and blending into the mix with loops, samples and curls fusing new sounds with echoes from the past. The company spans 5 decades including dancers in their 20’s to their 60’s.
Conceived and Choreographed by Laura Ward in collaboration with Octavia Cup
Original Score by LUGG-Michel Ayello (listen to or download the music at www.lugg.bandcamp.com)
Projections by Anna Hovannessian and Ella Condon
Sound Design by Jason Greenspan
Text by Laura Ward, Sheila Ward, MIchel Ayello, David Gordon
Performers: Georgina Aragon, Jen Barrer-Gall, Cindy Bernier, Nana Hitomi, Cassie Roberts, Laura Ward
VENUE #12: 4th Street Theatre; 83 East 4th Street (Bowery/2nd Ave)
SAT 13 @ 5:45pm
THU 18 @ 8:15pm
FRI 19 @ 10pm
SUN 21 @ 8:30pm
MON 22 @ 3:15pm
WED 24 @ 2pm
At Venue #12
4th Street Theatre
83 East 4th St between Bowery and 2nd Ave
Tickets are $15 advance purchase $18 at door
buy online at fringenyc.org or 866.468.7619
Inquiries- 646-241-8254, email@example.com
Made possible by funding from LeRoy Neiman Foundation, Sheila Ward, Fred and Diana Elghanayan, Ruth Simmons, and other private benefactors.