The world premiere of Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s One Night Only (running as long as we can) opens September 19 Off-Broadway. The show reunites longtime performing partners Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass, the duo behind the Metropolitan Museum’s hit dance installation The Museum Workout.
In their latest collaboration, Barnes and Anna Bass leave it all on the stage in a new theatrical dance piece that celebrates the nature of everything, including our own abilities.
“Everyday movements will be taken to monumental new heights as Barnes and Bass summon a night of unexpected joy from manic finger snapping, competitive spinning, and non-stop athleticism,” read production notes from WP Theater, which is co-producing the show with New Neighborhood.
Performances of One Night Only began September 9 at WP Theater, located at 2162 Broadway. The production kicks off WP Theater’s 40th anniversary season and marks the Off-Broadway debut of contemporary dance group Monica Bill Barnes & Company.
“There’s been one common question in every show I’ve ever made over the last 20 years and probably even back to when I was nine years old and just started dancing: What kind of female characters should we put on the stage?” says Barnes. “It is such an honor to continue this line of creating and questioning in an Off-Broadway theater that is dedicated to the same pursuits.”
The show is created by Barnes, Bass, and Robert Saenz de Viteri; One Night Only (running as long as we can) is choreographed by Barnes and designed by Kelly Hanson and Jane Cox.
For tickets and more information visit WPTheater.org/tickets, or call (212) 765-1706.