REPLACEMENT PLACE – 2015

Running Time: 60 minutes; no intermission
(can be arranged for various durations from 15-60 minutes)
Performers: 4
Premiere: New York Live Arts, April 2015
Additional performances: Movement Research Festival, May 11, 2015

Concept, Direction, Choreography: Patricia Noworol
-created as a collaborative effort with the performers.

Assistant/Dramaturgy: Erik Abbott-Main
Featured Dancers: Nick Bruder, Troy Ogilvie, AJ “The Animal” Jonez
Original Composition & Text/Performance: Chris Lancaster, Brent Arnold
Original Rap: Ancient Demons Written by AJ Jonez and Chinks
Costume/Set Design: Vita Tzykun
Design Assistant: Rimma Elbert
Lighting Design: Barbara Samuels
Stage Manager: Nicole Gross
Assistant Management: Elyse Chambers
Photos: Aeric Meredith – Goujon and Miguel Anaya
Videography: Ellen Maynard

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ARTS JOURNAL – DANCE BEAT, NYC
Raw and unconventional
May 2015, Deborah Jowitt

 

CRITICAL DANCE
A mild form of calculated insanity
May 2015, Jerry Hochman

Conceived as a movement-centered theatrical piece, REPLACEMENT PLACE unites four performers in a space where personal journey and transformation transpire in real time. The piece is inspired by Noworol’s longtime interest in the
Jungian concepts of subconscious and “shadow” and fascination with art as means of exorcising personal demons. The stage becomes both an actual and metaphorical place where dance, music, stage design and text serve as means to investigate self-discovery. The work emerged in close collaboration with dancers of diverse backgrounds, expressions and styles (Sleep No More’s Troy Ogilvie and Nick Bruder and Flex virtuoso AJ “The Animal” Jonez) and composer/electro-cellist Chris Lancaster. A highly emotional narrative of memory, change, loss, discovery and fulfillment, REPLACEMENT PLACE melds passion, vulnerability, sardonic humor and pop culture with a pinch of Beckettian existentialism.

WEB DESIGN: Ava Savitsky
WEB DEVELOPMENT: Pavel Reva

PHOTO COPYRIGHTS (Background Image Credits):
Rotating Banner (in order of appearance):
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, Aeric Meredith- Goujon
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