Justin Cabrillos
as of it

April 21-23, 2022

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

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as of it takes place across and between a disassembled dance club. Transforming The Chocolate Factory’s large industrial space into a delirious meditation room and spiritual mosh pit, as of it offers a hallucinatory glimpse of the dancer, the wallflower, the meditator, and the concertgoer all in the same room. In tandem with James Lo’s propulsive sound design, the dancers follow their fantasies to find ways to arrive and arrive again. They trace the energies, emotions, anticipations, and disappointments that course through spaces of transcendence. Together, they conjure the rhythms between cells.

Created by Justin Cabrillos in collaboration with performers Matt Shalzi, and Edythe Woolley. Sound Design by James Lo. Lighting Design by Madeline Best.

as of it was shown in progress at The Chocolate Factory in 2019, supported by an early stage creative residency curated by Blaze Ferrer. The creation of as of it was supported by the 2021-2022 For the Artists! Residency Program at MOtiVE Brooklyn. Additionally, it was made possible in part by residencies at Yaddo, the Center for Performance Research, the Momentary, the University of Arkansas, the Leimay Incubator Program, and the Movement Research Artist-in-Residence Program, funded, in part, by the Davis/Dauray Family Fund, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, and through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.