Melanie Maar
First Residency Phase of Line Death Dance:
being in concrete light

DATE/TIME/TICKETS

May 10th, 12th and 14th at 7.30pm

Performances of being in concrete light are free. Capacity is limited. Please RSVP to brian@chocolatefactorytheater.org.

Performances will take place at our new facility located at 38-29 24th Street, on the corner of 24th Street and 39th Avenue. Take the 7/N to Queensborough Plaza or F to 21st Queensbridge.

being in concrete light gives this trio of women a frame for their individual art practices to relate and to generate a performance work together. This process is initiating the yet un-renovated new home of The Chocolate Factory Theater by communing with the space and its presence in performative attention and action.

The events we host for audience offer a performative and a communally reflective space. Rather than a glimpse into our process for a final event, this is the final event. With all knowns and un-knowns becoming ‘the show’.

Artists: Melanie Maar, Anaïs Maviel, Lindsay Packer.

Line Death Dance is an ongoing performance residency project celebrating, self-reminding and sharing the nonlinearity and ambiguity of being in the creative process.The Chocolate Factory Theater’s transition into a new performance space provides the grounds for the developing time/space structure of the engagement.

During four performance residency phases throughout 2018/2019 Line Death Dance serves as a transition project enveloping their current space into their new space, coalescing the past and the future into the present process.

Instead of an accumulative process towards a ‘show’, all four phases generate complete performance events and are shared with a more intimate or a larger audience group. Each phase is of equal value to the project and affects and relates to one another.

Line Death Dance frames performance as a relational reality and offers it as an experience and a tool for reflection to the collaborating artists and to all others engaged. It’s about involving a diversity of mutual voices into a material and immaterial dialogue throughout the project in creating, in writing, in socializing, in being, in sensing, in witnessing, in coalescing, in visioning…in wondering about how specifically performance making facilitates a voice and a revealing of what holds meaning for each of us in relation to a larger reality.