Andrea Kleine
Screening Room, or, The Return of Andrea Kleine (as revealed through a re-enactment of a 1977 television program about a ‘long and baffling’ film by Yvonne Rainer.)


December 3-6, 2014


Andrea Kleine, an “enigmatic and eccentric” (The New York Times), “brainy, allusive Downtown artist” (Village Voice), whose work is “something like genius” (ArtVoice), has been absent from the stage for a decade. She resurfaces as the choreographer/filmmaker Yvonne Rainer and Rainer’s lion-tamer-turned-dancer character “Kristina,” transforming a verbatim  talk show interview into an imaginary film recounting Kleine’s journey of disappearance.

Created by Andrea Kleine. Performed by Michael KammersAndrea KleinePaul LanglandAnya LiftigBobby Previte, and Vicky Shick. Music by Bobby Previte. Lighting Design by David Overcamp.

“One Choreographer Speaks Through Another”  – Siobhan Burke, New York Times