Juliana F. May
Family Happiness (return engagement)

January 11-14, 2024
Thursday through Saturday at 7pm
Sunday at 3pm

Performances will take place at The Chocolate Factory Theater, 38-33 24th Street, Long Island City Queens.

Co-presented as part of New York Live Arts | Live Artery

Read the show program.

Family Happiness continues Juliana May’s decade-long investigation into body control and the complicated system of victimhood and perpetration. Pitting Post-Modern and Modernist choreographic strategies such as task and symbolism against pop cultural references of the 80s and 90s, this dance-text-song triptych delivers a space for culpability and catharsis.

The May 2023 premiere of Family Happiness was Co-Commissioned and Co-Presented with Abrons Arts Center.

Written, directed, and choreographed by Juliana F. May. Performed by Leslie Cuyjet, Tess Dworman, Lucy Kaminsky, Molly Poerstel, and Kayvon Pourazar. Original songs by Juliana F. May in collaboration with the performers. Music Composition by Tatyana Tenenbaum. Lighting Design by Chloe Z. Brown. Costumes by Mariana Valencia.

“Review: Dispassionate Traumas and Choral Dream Songs” – Brian Seibert, New York Times

“I was sitting in my seat when I saw a sensation” – Amit Noy, The Brooklyn Rail