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Working Title - A world premiere from Jennifer Muller

by Robert Abrams
June 18, 2016
Dance Theatre Workshop
219 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
212-924-0077

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Jennifer Muller | The Works
Jennifer Muller | The Works Studio
131 West 24th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10011
212.691.3803
www.jmtw.org

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Two live musicians.
          Silence on chairs.

Energetic partnering.
          Believable partnering.

Male dancer leading with his eyes.
          (Leading, or dancing with one's eyes as a separate isolation, is a standard part of skillful classical Indian dance, but rare or unheard of in Western dance.)

Drama interactions.
          Signature Muller shapes.
                    (Meaning and abstraction fused: dance that makes you think, also characteristic Muller.)

Music half live, half computer.
          (Socially danceable music for the most part.)

Abstract fully committed extensions resulting in passion.

Pause.
          Couple.
                    Very fast.
                              Moments of stillness amid the fury.
                                        Pause.

Eight on stage.
          Group flow.

A "Momentum" for a world that is sad and angry and not quite right.
                    (Simple dark-toned rainbow colors of outfits.)
                              Maybe just reading current events into it?

Other dancers off stage.
          One dancer walking forward.
                    (I would see "Working Title" again.)



Choreography by Jennifer Muller
Original music by Yut and the Hot Four
Music included Adele, Kygo, Nuttin But Stringz, Lana Del Rey (covers by Yut and the Hot Four)
Lighting design by Jeff Croiter
Costume design by Seiko Fujita and Stageworks
Costume design assistance by Shiho Tanaka
Dancers were Alexandre Balmain, Sonja Chung, Seiko Fujita, Gen Hashimoto, Elise King, Elijah Laurant, Michelle Tara Lynch and Shiho Tanaka
Special guest artists were Yut and the Hot Four: Yut Chia and Shayne Lebron Acevedo
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