Passing Strange's Armitage Begins Joyce Run Jan. 22

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Passing Strange choreographer Karole Armitage begins a limited engagement at the Joyce with her acclaimed company, Armitage Gone! Dance, Jan. 22.
Karole Armitage
Karole Armitage

Armitage stages the world premiere of Connoisseurs of Chaos, which is the third installment of The Dream Trilogy — Armitage Choreographs Feldman, which is set to the music of composer Morton Feldman's "Patterns in a Chromatic Field." The limited engagement runs through Jan. 27.

Connoisseurs of Chaos features Leonides D. Apron, Matthew Branham, Frances Chiaverini, Megumi Eda, William Isaac and Mei-Hua Wang. Feldman's music is 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 will 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

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