7:00pm – 12:00am
June 3, 2017

888 Newark Ave Jersey City, NJ 07306

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  • 7pm Doors Open
  • 7:30pm-12:00am Performances and Dance Party
  • $13 in advance, $15 at the door (beer + wine included with ticket price)

Vertigo takes the form of concentric circles. Disco balls. Musical performance. Gravitating towards the center. The event will feature several spheres of performance throughout the evening. Dance performances outside on the spacious lawn move into the lobby and finally converge in the theater with special musical acts and performances, complete with sweaty dance party. Dai Burger and LSDXOXO headline the night! Featuring Tyler Ashley, Manchildblack, Brother(hood) Dance!, B.S. Movement, Michael DiPietro, Jasmine Hearn, Lizz MmcAuliffe, Bessie McDonough-Thayer, Slim Ninja (Jason Rodriguez), C∆N-D, The Illustrious Blacks. Walk the runway and dress up darling... wear those costumes and get turnt at Vertigo!

DIRECTIONS TO MANA CONTEMPORARY plus a video tutorial at manacontemporary.com/visit

The Movement Research Festival Spring 2017: surprise! surprise(!) surprise/! surprise, May 31 – June 6, 2017, is curated by Laurie Berg, Monstah Black and Amy Khoshbin.

ASSISTIVE SERVICES: Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made two weeks in advance of the event through the RSVP form or by contacting Anna Adams Stark at [email protected] or 212.598.0551 (voice only).

Please note that Cakes Da Killa will NOT be performing as previously advertised.

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