Big Dance Theater: Comme Toujours Here I Stand

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Wed. 5/16 — Sat. 5/19 at 7:30pm

Pre-Show Talk May 16 at 6:30pm with Brian Rogers

Post-Show Talk May 18 with Cathy Edwards

Bessie Award winning (2010), Comme Toujours Here I Stand re-invents Agnes Varda’s classic New Wave film, CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 for the stage. Shot in Paris in 1961, the film tracks the early evening hours in the life of a marginally talented pop singer as she waits to hear if she has terminal cancer. The Company uses the script as a found object to create an intimate portrait of a woman shadowed by death, while still caught up in the breezy pleasures of the day: shopping, visiting, strolling. The piece serves also as a critique of the flexible and facile nature of the medium of film when set against the handmade qualities of live dance and theater.<br><br> Tickets: $24 Advance Purchase / $30 Day of Performance – $15 Night: May 17 <br> For tickets: newyorklivearts.org/tickets or 212.924.0077

 

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