Thoughts and Prayers
This work is for anyone wavering on the brink of apathy or struggling with hopelessness. We are artists determined to make change, and we want to remind our community that we can catalyze change, what each individual does matters, and that we can come together in empathy and action. - Lauren Hlubny, NYC Artistic Director of Danse Theatre Surreality
"Thoughts & Prayers" is a new dance-theatre work with a palpable activist heart. Through a gripping exploration of Americas relationship with tragedy, catastrophe, and loss, this thought-provoking world premiere aims to harness the power of hope, individual action, and a call for change. Following each show, audience members and community activists are invited to discuss next steps to create change.
Through this new dance-theatre concerto of equal parts music, movement, and theatre, we take a journey with Dana and Felix, as the couple experiences five Disasters. In a dramatic mix of original, virtuosic music, partnering, dialogue, and unique staging, six musicians (woodwinds and strings) are active participants in the performance. embody two distinct Greek Choruses: Congress and The Activists, giving full voice to the political clashes of present-day.
This collaboration between artists of completely different disciplines creates a complex, elegant, disruptive world brought to life by creator/director Lauren Hlubny and composer/performer Thomas Giles.
Please arrive on time. There will be no late seating.
Presented by Danse Theatre Surreality. For more company information, please visit https://dansetheatresurreality.org/.
Run Time: one hour, no intermission
Suggested Age: though this work deals with serious matters, events are presented in an abstract way and our message of hope and action is for everyone. We suggest that Thoughts & Prayers is appropriate for all ages, specifically children age 7 and older.
This presentation is not a production by TADA! Youth Theater. For information about TADA! programs, please visit www.tadatheater.com.
Danse Theatre Surreality embraces an equitable approach to ticket pricing. Tickets for the Thoughts & Prayers performances are available at a sliding price scale.
General admission tickets for Thoughts & Prayers are $35. The actual cost of producing and performing Thoughts & Prayers is $65 per seat, and $65 tickets are available for those who wish to support Danse Theatre Surreality at this level. These seats are located in the center front rows. If cost is a barrier, audience members are welcome to take advantage of $15 Community & Youth tickets. The company also offers additional flexibility on price for those who need it (email firstname.lastname@example.org with your request). According to Director Lauren Hlubny, We want to make sure our art is accessible for anyone who is interested. Maybe you're a student or artist or dealing with financial challenges. Whatever the reason, we welcome you.
TADA! Youth Theater (View)
15 W 28th St
New York, NY 10001
|Minimum Age: 7|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|