Melanie Maar
First Residency Phase of Line Death Dance:
being in concrete light


May 10th, 12th and 14th at 7.30pm

Performances of being in concrete light are free. Capacity is limited. Please RSVP to

Performances will take place at our new facility located at 38-29 24th Street, on the corner of 24th Street and 39th Avenue. Take the 7/N to Queensborough Plaza or F to 21st Queensbridge.

being in concrete light gives this trio of women a frame for their individual ways of perceiving and relating to generate a performance work, an object of attention together. This process is initiating the yet un-renovated new home of The Chocolate Factory Theater by communing with the space and its transitional presence.

The events we host for audience offer a performative and a reflective space for all engaged. Rather than a glimpse into our process for a final event, this is the final event at the beginning of a 2 year process. With all knowns and un-knowns becoming the show.

Artists: Melanie Maar, Anaïs Maviel, Lindsay Packer.

Line Death Dance is an ongoing performance residency project celebrating, self-reminding and sharing the nonlinearity and ambiguity of being in the creative process.

During four performance residency phases throughout 2018/2019 Line Death Dance serves as a transition project enveloping The Chocolate Factory Theater’s current space into their new space, coalescing the past and the future into the present process.

Instead of an accumulative process towards a final show, all four phases generate complete cycles and performance events that are effecting each other as part of a relational web.We are looking to involve a diversity of mutual voices into a material and immaterial dialogue about performance culture, meaning and process throughout the project.

Line Death Dance proposes a non-hierarchical production structure to investigate it’s performance making and sharing. Four residency phases are given mutual value by artist and theater in terms of production time (2 weeks), of the budget for each phase, of the collaborative process and in completing a work to be shared with audience- whether for the ticketed show or for the more intimate performance events. The next performance residency is happening with different collaborating artists at the original Chocolate Factory Theater space in October 2018.

Supported by Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.

“Dance Cycles” – Sophie McKinnon, ArtZone