Join LMCC for an Open Studio with Rashaun & Silas featuring before my eyes (working title). Silas Riener, Cori Kresge, and Melissa Toogood will perform work-in-progress excerpts of Rashaun Mitchell’s new choreography, creating a shifting, fictional space, in which new identities can be built again and again. It is a dance that is concerned with personal histories, and the way that information gets absorbed in the body and translated through the body. Accumulation gives way to the unknown. The dancer becomes the site for the convergence of fact and fantasy, work and play, limitations and possibilities, now and forever.

before my eyes (working title) is scheduled to premiere at New York Live Arts in April 2015.

Choreography by Rashaun Mitchell
Performers: Silas Riener, Cori Kresge, and Melissa Toogood

Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener are 2014 NY City Center Choreographic Fellows. New York City Center gratefully acknowledges support from Frederic and Robin Seegal, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

before my eyes (working title) is commissioned by New York Live Arts and made possible, in part, by the Jerome Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts.

before my eyes (working title) was developed, in part, through New York Live Arts’ Studio Series with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council and other generous donors.

Free, first-come, first-served