Kathy Westwater
Revolver + Choreomaniacs

April 20-29, 2023
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7pm

photo by Elyse Mertz

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

Choreomaniacs, for five dancers, explores the phenomena of choreomania or “dancing plague” in which people danced themselves to death during the Middle Ages. An accompanying duet, Revolver, speaks to existential threat from super-catastrophes. Both deploy Westwater’s choreographic approach – the disorganized body – in which postmodern dance forms are destabilized. A subtext that dance itself causes pain binds these two works together.

Choreography by Kathy Westwater with the performers. Choreomaniacs is performed by Rakia Seaborn, Stacy Lynn Smith, Alex Romania, Nattie Trogdon, and Kathy Westwater. Revolver is performed by Lance Gries and Kathy Westwater. Music by Ava Mendoza. Set design by Seung Jae Lee. Lighting design by Madeline Best.