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2019 Spring Season

Our Spring 2019 season ran from March 21 through March 24 at The Mark O’Donnell Theater at the Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn. This year featured works about love and justice, including a work by guest choreographer Robert E. Cleary of Kanopy Dance, and a reconstruction of a long-lost Sokolow work, Three Poems.

Meet our guest artists.


Three Poems in rehearsal

Revival: Three Poems

Based on a tip from a former student of Anna’s at Juilliard, Artistic Director Samantha Geracht has reconstructed another long-dormant work of Anna Sokolow’s, not seen since the mid-1970s. Three Poems features a mysterious, mythic women’s quartet, an ultra-high-energy large group, and a smouldering duet. New costumes were designed by New York City stylist and fashion designer Epperson.

This is Not America by guest choreographer Robert Cleary

Robert Cleary is co-artistic director with Lisa Thurrell of Kanopy Dance in Madison, Wisconsin. We performed his provocative work, This is Not America. It is a statement about the inequalities in life here in our country, as relevant now as it was when Cleary choreographed it in 2000. Read an interview with Robert Cleary at Flying Close to the Sun.

Also on the program:

Steps of Silence — Ms. Sokolow’s shattering vision of people denied their humanity, trapped and invisible.

The Desperate Heart — Associate Artistic Director Eleanor Bunker will perform Valerie Bettis’ compelling 1943 solo, to the poetry of John Malcolm Binning.

Sleeping Bouquet — An intimate portrait of a stormy relationship, choreographed by Jim May and performed by Samantha Geracht and Daniel Fetecua Soto.

Performances:
Thur – Sat, March 21-23 at 8 pm
Sun, March 24 at 3 pm

The Mark O’Donnell Theater
at The Actors Fund Arts Center
160 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

By Subway:
A, C or G train to the Hoyt/Schermerhorn station.
F train to Bergen Street or Jay Street/Metro Tech stations

Tickets $30 / $25 Students and Seniors