MAL ABRITE (unprotected)
Running Time: 10 minutes
Dancers: 1

Premiere:  May 2008, Atlas Theatre, Tisch Dance NYU, NYC
as a part of the first PND multimedia evening length Production by PND
Additional Performances: Hatch Presenting Series 2008

Concept, Direction, Choreography: Patricia Noworol
Performer:  Matt Oaks
Costume Design: Malgosia Turzanska
Lighting Design: Greg Goff

Music: Underworld “Rez”   

Photos: Alexei Afonin, Ben Richardson


Mal Abrite, begins with vibrant yellow text typed along the black
wall. Recorded spoken text, in a loud public place, commemorates moments in the life of the now visible solo performer.  Although the dialog renders nonchalant airs, the performer intimately touches his bare chest. The trivial conversation questioning casual experiences ironically deliver a somber discovery of identity.  This strong image of a man in a beautiful long skirt is accompanied by the slow carving of space with his arms.  His leaps are bursts of movement that are very pleasing to the eye as the skirt sweeps in arcs.  The performer breaks his trance walking to an upstage corner as the music fades.  He exposes himself physically while sweetly singing lyrics that expose him emotionally.  The audience witnesses his depth of hurt.  Returning to the trance, he revolutionizes his self with larger.

WEB DESIGN: Ava Savitsky

PHOTO COPYRIGHTS (Background Image Credits):
Rotating Banner (in order of appearance):
Aeric Meredith-Goujon, Aeric Meredith-Goujon, Miguel Anaya, Miguel Anaya, Ben Richardson, Aeric Meredith-Goujon,
Lena Hedermann, Ben Richardson, Oliver Look, Alexei Afonin, Lena Hedermann,
Oliver Look, Kama Frankl, Ben Richardson, Aeric Meredith- Goujon

Artistic Director page, Cecil Gilliard
Artist Statement page, Miguel Anaya
Collaborators page, Lena Hedermann
Current News page, Hope Davis
Past News page, Lena Hedermann
Press page, Aeric Meredith- Goujon, Miguel Anaya
Testimonials page, Lena Hedermann
Contribute page, Aeric Meredith- Goujon

Contact page, Miguel Anaya