December 7-17, 2022
Performances will take place at The Chocolate Factory Theater, 38-33 24th Street, Long Island City.
Made specifically for the Chocolate Factory Theater’s new space, Folds revels in four dancers’ vulnerable, molting, and triumphant bodies; their operatic and primal voices; and the real-time morphing and mending of a large visual art installation made in collaboration with Ukrainian visual artist Inna Babaeva.
Working from a vocal score unrooted in human language — created with long-time collaborator Justin Jones — Folds builds layers of sound (combining field recordings and samples) within which the performers enact a series of delicately disturbing, brutally beautiful, chaotic and crystallized, solitary and communal rituals; formed in tactile (and sometimes violent) relationship to Babaeva’s fragile and decaying installation.
Choreography and performance by Ivy Baldwin with Katie Dean, Kayvon Pourazar, and Saúl Ulerio. Music by long-time collaborator Justin Jones. Visual and Costume Design in collaboration with the performers and Inna Babaeva. Lighting Design by Mandy Ringger. Stage Management by Randi Rivera.
“Review: In ‘Folds,’ Caught Between Laughter and Grief” – Siobhan Burke, New York Times