Why would I be blogging a Dance Performance in New York City from Baton Rouge Louisiana? Because Janet is there right now fitting costumes. Around the holidays, Janet's brother Jann, who is doing the music for this production, was working on the press release. Since Janet's written a ton of press releases, she started to help, found out more about the project, and eventually was asked to do the costumes by the choreographer.
The piece speaks about alienation and inner vs outer lives. Janet's costumes transform from drab work clothes, to vibrant fanciful garments. Even without the slight nepotism angle, I can't imagine a better fit.
So if you have any friends in NYC, you might want to tip them off to this production opening Thursday and running through the weekend. From the press release:
YC Movement Theatre shatters the alienation of our modern times with a collaborative piece, MOONLIGHT INTERIOR. Moving to the choreography of Yo-el Cassell and the music of Jann Klose, the performers seek to reveal the extraordinary within each of us. The evening length production will take place at the Sande Shurin Black Box Theater, 311 West 43rd Street, 6th floor in New York City, April 14-17. The Sande Shurin Theater is located between 8th and 9th Avenues, and near the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 7, 9 and S subway stops. Show times are: 8 pm (2 pm Matinees on Saturday and Sunday), admission is $20 ($15 w/Student ID), with the opening night performance as a benefit for the YC Movement Theatre company for $50. The public can call 212-726-8060 for more information.