Maria Heller, Ilona Bito, Saúl Ulerio. Photo by Miana Jun.

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Fall Festival | mayday heyday parfait

The Commons Choir

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8:00pm – 10:00pm
November 30, 2017
Danspace Project

131 E 10th St New York, NY 10003

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  • $15 General / $12 Danspace Project members

mayday heyday parfait is a choral, choreographed, fiscal epic performed by The Commons Choir. The backstory is The Age of Discovery da Gama and Columbus sailing in opposite directions in search of the same spice (nutmeg) setting into motion a global interchange of peoples, plants and communicable diseases under the most exploitive terms imaginable; although this ongoing momentum is coextensive with our extinction, we still haven’t put in place a counteractive Age of Undiscovery. For MR Festival Fall 2017: invisible material we’ll open our process to the public, asking questions such as: Is divisive speech ever free speech? How could something or someone possibly be out of place? Is peopling of the planet potentially out of place? Is identifying with identity the problem? What happens when words aren’t more than what words can say? If 70% of domestic terrorist attacks are committed by individuals-acting-alone, isn’t our greatest threat singularity? I’m more different from my group than yours. Shall we all meet all over again, free of arrogation?

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All festival locations are wheelchair accessible. For more information or if you require reasonable accommodation please contact Anna Adams Stark at [email protected] or call 212-598-0551 (voice only). 

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Founded in 2008, The Commons Choir is a core and variable cast of roughly 30 singers, actors, dancers, poets, musicians, composers and people, is the performative aspect of the Prosodic Body, a new field of research founded by Daria Faïn and Rob...