Jennifer Monson
bend the even

Advance ticket sales for bend the even are closed. We will sell a limited number of floor cushion seats to walkup patrons, first come first served.

bend the even revisits Jennifer Monson’s research into the indeterminate phenomena that exist at the edges of human perception. The project focuses on the relationship between optics, reception and the shifting continuity between sound, light, and movement. The piece creates a system of relationships that weave the mediums of movement, sound, light and structure (both architectural and costume) together into a field of perceptual phenomena that leave the audience at the edge of comprehension. bend the even explores containment and relinquishing through ever-narrowing parameters.

THE FUTURE

On July 20, 2017 The Chocolate Factory completed the acquisition of a new permanent facility in Western Queens. Located at 38-29 24th Street in Long Island City, the standalone 7,500 square foot, one story industrial building will become the organization’s permanent home and will ultimately house all of its performance and residency activity. The new facility is three times larger than its current space and, when open, will include a 99-120 seat flexible performance space with a sprung-wood dance floor, a 2,000 square foot rehearsal space, and office space.

Help Us Build This

Ok, so: announcement time. We just launched a kickstarter campaign, to raise money for the renovation of our new building.

From the Prairie to the City, Dancing to Invoke the Dawn
Gia Kourlas, New York Times

Wake up before sunrise, head to the prairie and start moving. No, this was not your ordinary rehearsal process. But nothing’s ordinary when it comes to the contemporary choreographer and improviser Jennifer Monson who has been creating daring works in New York’s experimental downtown dance scene since the 1980s. Ms. Monson, 56, has long been drawn to the natural world, too. In 2000, she changed her choreographic course and began exploring the relationship between movement and the environment. For her five-year “Bird Brain” project, for instance, she and her dancers — performing outside — followed the migrational path of birds and gray whales.

Kohji Setoh
Piece with gaps for each other
Limited Edition Vinyl LP

Pre-orders available now! A transparent blue LP featuring Kohji Setoh's sound composition for Piece with gaps for each other, commissioned from Ursula Eagly as a part of The Chocolate Factory's 2016-2017 season. The record is released by the Japanese label ROOT CULTURE in an individually numbered, limited edition of 250, gorgeously packaged with a graphic performance score on the inner sleeve and an insert with texts by artists Ursula Eagly, Martin Lanz Landazuri, and Kohji Setoh.

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