Client Update

FLEXN Evolution

Event Date: 
18 May 2017
New York, NY

 

May 18 – 21, 2017

Thursday – Saturday at 8:00pm

Sunday at 3:00pm

A Collaboration of Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray, Peter Sellars, and Members of the FLEXN Community

Ben Zamora, Light Sculpture & Lighting Designer

Gabriel Berry, Costume Designer

Epic B, Music

 

Originally commissioned by Park Avenue Armory

 

After dazzling audiences in 2015, this thrilling group of dance innovators returns to the Armory with the unquenchable energy and blazing focus of a new art form coming into the world. Characterized by snapping, pausing, bone-breaking, gliding, get-low, hat tricks, and real-time in-body animation, flex street dancing evolved from the Jamaican bruk-up found in dance halls and reggae clubs in Brooklyn. As both a dance and a social revolution, FLEXN Evolutiontestifies and bears witness to a surging movement in America that cannot be ignored. With power, grace, soul, and sheer exhilaration, flex dancers return to the drill hall with a constantly evolving style and vocabulary that explores love and justice and reflects the urgency demanded by the times.

Each performance begins with an onstage conversation exploring the complexities of some of society’s most pressing issues. Moderated by Reggie Gray and Peter Sellars; special guests include public figures, social justice advocates, community leaders, and youth.

Clementine Crochet

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