FLICfest has added a performance on Sunday, January 31 to replace the evening cancelled by the winter storm.
Festival of Feature-length Independent Choreography

Each evening of FLICfest will include two feature-length dance theater works with a performance cabaret in the balcony lounge. The cabaret will be happening between the 7:30 and 9PM FLICfest performances.  Your ticket to either show will grant you entry to both shows and the cabaret.

FLIC aims to bring great performance to a new audience as well as create a strong sense of community and a forum for the exchange of ideas among independent choreographers.

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FLICfest 2013 – Photo: Julie Lemberger

FLICfest 2016 Schedule
Thursday, Jan 21
7:30 Taylor Drury
8:30 Cabaret: Trevor Clemon – Between shows, Trevor mixes great tunes with live drumming to keep the party going.
9:00 Hattie Mae Williams/ Tattooed Ballerinas

Friday, January 22
7:30 Donofrio Dance
8:30 Cabaret: Trevor Clemon – Between shows, Trevor mixes great tunes with live drumming to keep the party going.
9:00 Angel Chinn/Nona Lee Dance Company

Saturday, January 23 Cancelled – We are hoping to reschedule for Sunday, January 31
7:30 Joya Powell/ Movement of the People
8:30 Cabaret: Dirty Birds Sketch Comedy – Beauty, brains & bawdy! Glittery smart stupidity in easy to swallow sketch form that will arouse your funny bone. Finally an hour of your life you will not regret getting wasted for.
9:00 Beck Heiberg

Thursday, Jan 28
7:30 Donofrio Dance
8:30 Cabaret: Chocolate Dances Cabaret – Live show + Handcraft chocolate truffle tasting
9:00 Taylor Drury

Friday, Jan 29
7:30 Angel Chinn/Nona Lee Dance Company
8:30 Cabaret: Chocolate Dances Cabaret – Live show + Handcraft chocolate truffle tasting
9:00 Joya Powell/ Movement of the People

Saturday, Jan 30
7:30 Hattie Mae Williams/Tattooed Ballerinas
8:30 Cabaret: Chocolate Dances Cabaret – Live show + Handcraft chocolate truffle tasting
9:00 Beck Heiberg

Sunday, January 31
7:30 Joya Powell/ Movement of the People
8:30 Cabaret: Dirty Birds Sketch Comedy – Beauty, brains & bawdy! Glittery smart stupidity in easy to swallow sketch form that will arouse your funny bone. Finally an hour of your life you will not regret getting wasted for.
9:00 Beck Heiberg

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ARTIST DETAILS

Look Up | World Premiere
Friday, January 22 @ 9PM
Friday, January 29 @ 7:30PM

Angel Chinn/NonaLee Dance Theatre
Music credit: Apparat, Karsh Kale, Eryhah Badu, Thom Yorke

Angel Chinn presents a unique and signature fusion of modern, improvisation and hip-hop in Look Up.  An investigation on our need to stay connected, when we fail to look up from our electronic devices we loose out on the authenticity of experience. This work aims to define how this central and problematic attachment effects our daily decisions, connections to one another and the world around us.

 

CAPTURE | World Premiere
Friday, January 22 @ 7:30PM
Thursday, January 28 @ 7:30PM

Taylor Donofrio/Donofrio Dance Company
Music credit: Ryan Campos
Set design: Carolyn Mraz

With its inception over a year ago across various New York venues, this bold and precise contemporary work reflects a constant propensity to encapsulate life’s moments into a text, tweet, photo or status. This distraction from the awareness had in the now, CAPTURE investigates how we identify ourselves within a technological age and how our online personas effect the understanding of who we really are.

 

No Milk | 2014 World Premiere
Thursday, January 21 @ 7:30
Thursday January 28 @ 9PM

Taylor Drury
Music credit: Jun Miyake. Trio Lescano, Bang on a Can All-stars, Roomful of Teeth

“No Milk” is a dance theatre piece exploring the dynamics of a close-knit group. It exposes the severe personalities and emotions of its members – a light hearted look at the goofiness life can be. This piece was the result Drury’s final choreographic production series at Juilliard and premiered at the school in May of 2014 in the Willson theatre. It was then awarded choreographic honors and celebrated in a performance on Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp stage that same month.

 

Roots | Work in Progress Premiere
Saturday, January 23 @ 9PM
Saturday, January 30 @ 7:30PM

Beck Heiberg
Music: John Frandsen

Rarely seen in a theatre context in an aim to fuse concert and urban dance, Roots mixes vogue, waacking, jazz and contemporary to tell the narrative of a transgender person living between genders. Creating a state between dream and reality, themes of love, sorrow, feelings of inadequacy, feeling lost, alone, scared, and finally, home, Roots describes something that can and does break through barriers.

 

Song and Dance You| World Premiere
Saturday, January 23@ 7:30PM
Friday, January 29 @ 9PM

Joya Powell/Movement of the People
Music credit: Zoe Aqua
Text: Amina Henry
Poetry: Joya Powell

Song and Dance You dissect the sociocultural and sociopolitical constraints that circumvent the underlying remnants of our nation’s racial divide. The multimedia and multidimensional choreography will incorporate contemporary dance theater with house dance, vaudeville and early modern jazz movements from the age of Minstrel shows. Seeing to find a balance of sardonic humor with poignant foundations of contemplative yet powerful visceral movements, Song and Dance You will answer the question – what does it take for Black lives to actually matter in the eyes of all Americans?

 

Offerings | New York Premiere
Thursday, January 21 @ 9PM
Saturday, January 30 @ 7:30PM

Hattie Mae Williams/ The Tattooed Ballerinas (in collaboration with performance artist Loni Johnson and videographer Christian Salazar)

Offerings is a site specific interactive “happening” that pays homage to Sara Baartman, Ota Benga and Josephine Baker; a recognition of their narratives, and the parallels between their experiences and our own. This journey looks into the eroticism of the black female body in a racist, capitalist, patriarchal society. Recognizing the negative imprints of the imperial gaze on our psyche, through this project we attempt to take ownership of our beauty and ancestry through the collective building of altars.

 

Chocolate Dances
Thursday, January 28 @ 8:30PM
Friday, January 29 @ 8:30PM
Saturday, January 30 @ 8:30PM
CHOCOLATE DANCES is a New York City dance company.  We create our own line of chocolates and design dance performances around chocolate tasting.  We use chocolate to bring people together, to celebrate dance and create joy.
“If everything in life were half as good as the Chocolate Dances truffles, the world would be a much better place.” ­Robert Abrams, Explore Dance
“Love can be hard to find, but Chocolate Dances has a recipe as effective as Cupid’s arrow” ­ Jay Honstetter, Metro NY