‘lectric Eye

‘lectric Eye

Irondale presents the world premiere of ‘lectric Eye, an evening-length dance performance that responds to collective and personal loss and isolation and draws attention to the human body’s potential for persistence, resistance, and power.
Choreography by Joanna Kotze in collaboration with the performers. Featuring dancers Wendell Gray II, Molly Heller, Symara Johnson, and Joanna Kotze, musician/composer Ryan Seaton with dancers Ani Javian, Ariel Lembeck, Jordan Lloyd, Jennifer Nugent, Devin Oshiro, Ambika Raina, Ariana Speight, Marion Spencer, and Hsiao-jou Tang. Understudy: Mary Lyn Graves. Lighting by Kathy Kaufmann. Costumes by Christian Joy.

Joanna is a Brooklyn-based, Bessie award-winning choreographer, dancer, and teacher who has been part of the New York dance community since 1998. She creates highly physical dance performances through a collaborative, multi-disciplinary process, presenting ways to look at effort, labor, humor, violence, unpredictability, and beauty through movement as well as the body’s relationship to sound, light, and space. Her work has been presented by New York Live Arts, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Danspace Project, the National Arts Center in Ottawa, The Wexner Center, The Yard, Bates Dance Festival, Velocity Dance Center, American Dance Institute, and others. For a full bio and more, please visit www.joannakotze.com.

The development of ‘lectric Eye has been made possible by The Bogliasco Foundation, The Yard, EtM Choreographer + Composer Residency, Loghaven Artist Residency, Dance Programme Malmö, the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University, Mount Tremper Arts through funding from the Alan M. Kriegsman Creative Residency at Dance Place, and the Resident Artist Program at Movement Research supported by the Rosin Fund, the City Artist Corps Grant, Summer on the Hudson, the Nathan M. Clark Foundation, and 142 Kickstarter backers.


Joanna Kotze and Ryan Seaton in What will we be like when we get there, at New York Live Arts in 2018. Photo by Maria Baranova.

February 9 – 12 | Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30pm
$20.00 General Admission
$15.00 Students, Seniors, and Working Artists
$10.00 for the Live Stream (Saturday, February 12 only. Please select the 7:25pm performance)

Thursday, February 10 includes a screening of Nothing’s changed except for everything, a short film by Joanna Kotze, cinematographer Chris Cameron, and composer/musician Ryan Seaton, immediately following the performance of ‘lectric Eye. The film runs just under 10 minutes. More information: https://mancc.org/artists/joanna-kotze/


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What they Say

Kotze takes advantage of every part of the New York Live Arts Theater, immersing the audience in the vast unpredictability of life in the twenty-first century through an exhilarating controlled chaos.

This Week in New Yorkon Joanna’s evening-length piece What will we be like when we get there, 2018

A dance of life, vivid, chaotic, unexpected, moments of subtly and unbridled hamminess, joyful and reserved.

Lisa Traiger, DC Dance Watcheron FIND YOURSELF HERE (2015)


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