Passing Strange's Armitage to Premiere New Work at the Joyce

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14 Jan 2008

Karole Armitage
Karole Armitage

Prior to making her Broadway debut with Passing Strange, choreographer Karole Armitage will bring her acclaimed dance company Armitage Gone! Dance to the Joyce Jan. 22-27.

Armitage and company will stage the world premiere of Connoisseurs of Chaos, which comes as the third installment of The Dream Trilogy -- Armitage Choreographs Feldman that is set to the music of composer Morton Feldman's "Patterns in a Chromatic Field."

Connoisseurs of Chaos will feature Leonides D. Apron, Matthew Branham, Frances Chiaverini, Megumi Eda, William Isaac, and Mei-Hua Wang. Feldman's music will be performed by pianist Andrew Russo and cellist Felix Fan.

The Joyce creative team includes set design by David Salle, lighting design by Clifton Taylor and costume design by Peter Speliopoulos.

Armitage choreographed the world premiere of Passing Strange for Berkeley Rep and the Public Theater last season. The musical features music by singer-songwriter-performance artist Stew and Heidi Rodewald with a book and lyrics by Stew. Passing Strange is directed by (and created in collaboration with) Annie Dorsen.

Passing Strange is set to make its Broadway debut Feb. 8 with an official opening Feb. 28 at the Belasco Theatre.

Armitage has collaborated with such pop stars as Madonna and Michael Jackson, as well as filmmakers Merchant and Ivory, painter David Salle, fashion designer Christian Lacroix and composer György Ligeti.

Tickets for Connoisseurs of Chaos at the Joyce – presented by Armitage Gone! Dance – are available by calling (212) 242-0800 or online at www.joyce.org.

For further information on Passing Strange visit www.PassingStrangeOnBroadway.com.