Recently, Monkeyhouse has been inspired by pop up stores and gourmet food trucks (Did you know that you can get escargot pops at Spencer On The Go's French food truck in San Francisco? Yum!). So, on March 18th we are launching a pop up, mashup of dance, visual art, and conversation entitled, Against the Odds: Stories of Adaptation, Translation and Survival. That's right, you and all of your friends, family, and lovers are invited to this four week long celebration at our artistic home, Springstep (98 George P Hassett Drive) in Medford, MA .
Against the Odds is a moving smorgasbord with a rotating array of opening acts, master classes, and guest artists alongside a smattering of Monkeyhouse pieces (including premieres choreographed by Eva Dean and Lynn Schwab). Each week holds a different adventure for audience members through Friday Nights Out and Sassy Saturday Classes.
No two performances will feature the same Monkeyhouse pieces or dancers so feel free to attend as many weeks as you like. Oh, and during the course of the festival, we will change venues within the building (The first two weeks are in the Medium studio and the last two weeks are held in Hawkins Hall.) giving repeat audience members a chance to see how the rooms shape our perspective on individual pieces. And did we mention that Hannah Verlin, who just received a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship for sculpture, is creating an installation for us? Get your tickets now as seating is limited and be sure to follow us on twitter or the blog to gather up more insider details.
Friday, March 18th: Friday Night Out #1
with performances by Karen Krolak & Nicole Harris
Opening Act: Mariah Steele
Guest Artist: Ashley Chandler
Short Contact Jam led by Karen Krolak
Spork (Post Show Talk- Forking out questions & stirring up conversation) led by Jason Ries
Friday, March 25th, 7:30pm: Friday Night Out #2
with performances by Karen Krolak, Nicole Harris, Nikki Sao Pedro & Caitlin Meehan
Opening Act: TAProject
Spork (Post Show Talk- Forking out questions & stirring up conversation) led by Roxanna Myhrum
Friday, April 8th, 7:30pm: Friday Night Out #3
with performances by Karen Krolak, Nicole Harris, Courtney Wagner & Caitlin Meehan
Opening Act: A puppetry performance curated by Roxanna Myrhum, Artistic Director of Puppet Showplace Theatre
Guest Artists: Anne Howarth & Bari Rosenberg
Spork (Post Show Talk - Forking out questions & stirring up conversation) led by Allison Fiske
Friday, April 15th, 7:30pm: Friday Night Out #4
with performances by Karen Krolak, Nicole Harris, Courtney Wagner, Nikki Sao Pedro & Caitlin Meehan
Opening Act: Eva Dean Dance
Guest Artist: Eva Dean
Spork (Post Show Talk- Forking out questions & stirring up conversation) with Hannah Verlin
And be sure to join us after the show on Friday, April 15th for our CLOSING NIGHT PARTY! (9:00-10:30 in the Springstep Atrium)
The Saturday after each performance we will be holding classes so please join us for anything and everything!
All Against the Odds events take place at
Springstep, 98 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford, MA 02155.
Tickets for Friday, March 18th & Friday, March 25th:
$15/$10 Students/Seniors/BDA & Springstep Members/Medford Residents
Tickets for Friday, April 8th & Friday, April 15th:
$20/$15 Students/Seniors/BDA & Springstep Members/Medford Residents
$18/$12 Students/Seniors/BDA & Springstep Members/Medford Residents
Against the Odds is supported in part by the Medford Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Mass Cultural Council.
Thank you to Springstep for its support of this event.