Long Island City’s Chocolate Factory Unveils Season

Dance News   Long Island City’s Chocolate Factory Unveils Season
The dance and performance space will open its newly acquired permanent home in 2020.
Miguel Gutierrez
Miguel Gutierrez Eric McNatt

Long Island City’s Chocolate Factory, a dance, theatre, and performance organization that recently acquired a new permanent home in the neighborhood, has unveiled its programming for the 2018–2019 season. The slate will feature new works by choreographers Miguel Gutierrez, Niall Jones, Melanie Maar, Jen Rosenblit, and Donna Uchizono, among others.

In October, the Chocolate Factory will present the next phase of Maar's Line Death Dance performance series (October 3–6), followed by Julie Mayo's dance piece Terrific Freight (October 25–November 3), and Neil Greenberg's To The Things Themselves!, which manipulates movement, music materials, and physical objects in an exploration of performance (December 4–15).

The new year will kick off with An Afternoon with Donna Uchizono, which will feature a preview of a new work by the choreographer that will premiere at The Chocolate Factory in 2020.

Also slated for January will be Gutierrez's This Bridge Called My Ass, in which six Latinx performers—Alvaro Gonzalez, John Gutierrez, Miguel Gutierrez, Xandra Ibarra, Nibia Pastrana Santiago, and Evelyn Sanchez Narvaez—explore an unstable terrain of bodies, materials, and sound (January 9–19, 2019).

Next up will be Rosenblit's solo performance I'm gonna need another one (January 30–February 3), followed by a performance by Melbourne-based Philip Adams, a resident with The Chocolate Factory, as part of the organization's multi-year creative exchange. The residency will culminate in a New York premiere at The Chocolate Factory in 2020.

In May, Jones will showcase Untitled Fantasies in Low Fade, a new work that will examine identity, in-betweeness, and intangible entanglements.

The spring programming will also feature Lauren Bakst's More Problems With Forms (April) and Mariana Valencia's Bouquet. For more information visit Chocolatefactorytheater.org.

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