“This small but mighty organization presents 10 commissions and six supported creative residencies as it continues with the first phase of its renovations at its new space in Long Island City, Queens. During the 2019-20 season, performances will take place at its original home and at other theaters” – Gia Kourlas, New York Times

Current Season

December 9-14, 2019

Marion Spencer
to love the rise


A dance exploring conscious femininity, ambition, growth mania, liminal space and transformation. Through movement practices and embodied sonic scapes, I investigate the body as human, animal, machine, energy and vessel for transformation as it traverses and descends deep into environments and states of liminality. It is a collage. There are lessons from Marion Woodman, Yrsa Daley-Ward and Prince. There is physical rigor and tenderness. There is glow and soft neutrals. There is sonic saturation and a symphony of silence. There is breaking, mending and listening.

December 16-21, 2019

Abigail Levine
Redactions, a reading


Redactions is both an expanding collection of text drawings (watercolor and ink on paper) and the performance that results from them. Following a residency period at The Chocolate Factory, Levine will present a choreographed reading of a selection of the Redactions. The performance coincides with the publication of a portfolio of the Redactions, which will be launched with an exhibition at the new Chocolate Factory space in Spring 2020. The Chocolate Factory event will be the first stop in a “performance book tour” through cities in the US, Canada and Mexico.