Fielday 2018

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Event Date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 7:30pm

This event has ended. Watch highlights from Fielday 2018: Socially Engaged.

Full-length video here.


Join The Field at Gibney for an evening supporting artistic experimentation and creative risk! Seven early to mid-career artists will share 10-minute works aligned with the theme of social engagement. From gentrification to gender identity, waterways and womanhood, immigration and Islamic philosophy - expect the unexpected!

Don't miss this truly multidisciplinary mashup of dance, drama, music, puppetry, spoken word, and video games! $15 tickets include general admission seating and our post-show reception. 

Fielday 2018 Lineup

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Jennifer Cendaña Armas - The Life We Built 

The Life We Built looks at gentrification in NYC, especially its effects on communities of color. The text and song-based performance utilizes Mother Goose rhymes and modern remixes of old folk songs.

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Michele Carlo - There Goes the Neighborhood 

Four stories. Two centuries. One neighborhood. This story of displacement intertwines narratives from the points of view of four Brooklyn residents—one of which is a polar bear from the old Prospect Park Zoo.

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Goussy Célestin (Ayiti Brass) - La Sous (Excerpt) 

Goussy explores water as an element that connects communities. Water is a force; water is the source. Every river has a source that directs its flow. Weaving song, sound, movement, and rhythm, this work asks us what our source of connection is as a community, within a community.

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Eddie Kim (EK Theater) - Dawn 

A group of 6 middle school students will use spoken word and the video game Minecraft to perform Dawn, the story of 13th century Islamic philosopher Nasreddin Hodja. This digital puppetry technique has been developed by EK Theater since 2007.

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Autumn Kioti - run:rabbit 

run:rabbit uses mask, movement, sound, aerial elements and narrative dialogue to tell the story of a gender fluid human navigating mental illness, abuse, and sexual identity. This piece is based on true events related to therapist Arlene Mehlman by an anonymous client.

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Anabella Lenzu - Out of the folds of women 

This dance theater piece incorporates drawing and spoken word to wrestle with the ideas of exploration, introspection, becoming a mother, being an immigrant, and what it means to be a woman today.

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Qurell-Amani (Wright) - Panther Woman 

A tale of struggle, love and hope for the future; this work of historical fiction journeys from the Jim Crow South to the Civil Rights Movement to chronicle one woman's experience in The Original Black Panther Party.

There will be a 15-minute intermission during the show. Stick around afterwards for wine, cheese, and mingling!

Location: Gibney Dance (The main entrance is at 53A Chambers Street.) 
Accessibility: The wheelchair accessible entrance and elevator to Gibney Dance is shared with the New York City Department of Buildings at 280 Broadway. For access to this entrance, or any other considerations to attend this program, please contact Wilfredo Hernandez, Program Manager, at wilfredo@thefield.org. We ask that requests be made at least two (2) weeks in advance.

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