Dixon Place and El Gato Teatro Present NUEVO LAREDO, 4/8-4/23
February 23, 2011; Posted: 11:02 AM - by BWW News Desk
EL GATO TEATRO is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Gabriella Barnstone's NUEVO LAREDO. This dance theater work will play a three-week limited engagement Friday and Saturdays only at Dixon Place (161a Chrystie Street, Ground Floor). Performances begin Friday, April 8 and continue through to Saturday, April 23.
In the ghost town of NUEVO LAREDO, an assassin, a new-age drug lord, and la Santa Muerte (Saint Death) deal in the day-to-day business of Death, Faith and Rehab.
The production features scenic design by Paul Olmer, costume design by Oana Botez/Ban, and lighting design by Garin Marschall. Nicholas Colvin is the sound designer and Anna Kroup is the stage manager.
NUEVO LAREDO plays the following regular schedule through Saturday, April 23:
ALL SHOWS ARE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 9:30 PM
There will be a Mexican Band upstairs in the lounge at 9:00 PM prior to the performance.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and are available online at www.dixonplace.org or by calling 866-811-4111. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theatre box office ½ hour prior to the performance.
Running Time: 60 minutes
Website: dixonplace.org and Elgatoteatro.com
This production was made possible by the generous donations of the people who contributed to Barnstone?s successful Kickstarter Campaign, which raised $10,000. Click here to see video about the production on Barnstone?s page.
Nuevo Laredo is commissioned & presented by Dixon Place with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency and the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs, with private funds from the Peg Santvoord Foundation and the Jerome Foundation. This project is also made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
GABRIELLA BARNSTONE/EL GATO TEATRO (creator) is the founder of El Gato Teatro. In New York City she created and performed Heistman (The Ohio Theater?s Ice Factory Festival ?08 and Dixon Place), Scenes from a Wedding (University Settlement and The Chocolate Factory), The Dinner Party (NYU and Williamsburg Art Nexus), Laredo (Dixon Place and The Kitchen), Somewhere in Between (NYC subway and Galapagos), Priere (Collective Unconscious), The Ferris wheel (Cunningham Studio), and Looking for r.m. (Hudson Guild Theater). She created the all male dance troupe ?The 60 Second Dancers? for the Sixty Second Film Festival 2000. She is the puppet dancer in Drink Me, a live action animated film shown at IFFRotterdam and Sundance Film Festival. Her documentary Salsero was shown at the Dance On Camera Festival and Cine Las Americas. For television she choreographed the Macy?s ?Holiday Spectacular?. Choreography for plays includes Goodbye April, Hello May (HERE), Millicent Scowlworthy, (SPF), Pains of Youth (American Academy of Dramatic Arts), and Inverse Theater?s On the Origin of Darwin, Icarus and Aria, and Midnight Brainwash Revival. She is the choreographer for Ethan Lipton?s music video Hit it. Gabriella is a site-specific performer in the yearly Wonder Walk with the Obie award winning Secret City. Her most recent work, Nuevo Laredo, will premier in April of 2011 as part of Dixon Place?s Mondo Cane! Commissioning Program. For more information about El Gato Teatro, please visit www.elgatoteatro.com.
DIXON PLACE is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 to provide a space for literary and performing artists to create and develop new works in front of a live audience. While other venues of its kind have since died off or now only present established artists, Dixon Place remains at the heart of the New York experimental performance scene. Taking risks is crucial to the life of Dixon Place, its artists and audiences. In April, Dixon Place will launch a year long 25th Anniversary season with special events, parties, and the return of many DP alumni to celebrate a home for new artists to present their evolving work.