If you have a chance this week definitely go and see the show: FLEXN
From the website: Created in the era of unrest following rulings on Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City, this powerful new work is staged by visionary director Peter Sellars and flex pioneer Reggie (Regg Roc) Gray in collaboration with a crew of 21 flex dancers from the very neighborhoods where the movement first took shape. Performing both as individuals and in groups to choreography created by the ensemble itself, the dancers utilize their breathtakingly beautiful movement to tell deeply human and sometimes heart-wrenching stories that address these troubling issues of our time.
In addition to viewing this post-modern dance in an electrifying showcase, you will also be able to engage in FLEXN CONVERSATIONS: RACE AND THE CITY before the show. The conversations are one hour prior to performances with young people, public figures, educators and community leaders. Explored in FLEXN are topics including mamaking neighborhoods safe for play, solitary confinement, “broken windows” policies, and reforming the juvenile justice system. confronts issues of social injustice, with the dancers exploring personal narratives through their own unique movement vocabulary in post-modern dance.
Commissioned by Park Avenue Armory
Photo: Stephanie Berger