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Alex Romania: Jerk
April 24, 2016 7:30 pm| $10
“Jerk” created and performed by Alex Romania 7:30pm, $10 suggested
This physically vulnerable choreography frames the male body between violence and pleasure — a microphone is bound to the body and swung from the pelvis evoking forms in the realm of BDSM, pornography, athletics, games, and flagellation. Through genital hypnosis and rigorous discomfort, this is a dance of (narcissistic) pleasure and (quiet) longing, (self) mutilation and (self) care. A dance to flatten and complexify the male body, to tenderize the flesh, to move beyond and to newly inhabit — a phallic solo to recompose the phallus.
With an opening performance by Edward Sharp
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Alex Romania is a multidisciplinary performance-maker, organizer, andteacher based in NYC who has taught and shown work nationally and internationally. Besides creating performance work, Alex organizes events with dance and performance artists in NYC (such as the ‘Get Your A$ in CLA$’ class series at Abrons Arts Center), holds irregular discussions and events through his collective journalism platform INVISIBLE ARTISTS (a resource to approach sustainability in the arts), teaches teens how to devise original performance, video-documents live performance, and practices Thai Yoga. Alex has performed in works by Kathy Westwater, Catherine Galasso, Andy de Grout, Eddie Peake, Jacob Slominski, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Simone Forti, Steve Paxton and has collaborated with a handful of performance art collectives, amongst other artists.
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