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Picture: Jeff Larson
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German Premiere
Duration: 80 min
Language: English

This genre-exploding troupe from New York City, excavates the past so as to comprehend on the present. Their new performance “17c” rips open Samuel Pepys’s diaries, in which this 17c man meticulously, and without censorship, notes his daily doings –  from his infidelities, and perversions, to his dancing lessons and binge-shopping sprees.  Was he a forerunner of our social-media culture as he carefully crafts his identity through his image? This intimate portrait is complemented by the voice of his contemporary, the writer Margaret Cavendish. In this way Big Dance Theater creates a savvy texture of music, dance, text and video.
Current Performances
Sat 25.08.2018 | 19:00 | Deutsches Theater Berlin
Sun 26.08.2018 | 19:00 | Deutsches Theater Berlin
Concept & Artistic Direction Annie-B Parson
Artistic Co-Direction Paul Lazar
Choreography Annie-B Parson and the company
Sound Design Tei Blow
Set Design Joanne Howard
Costume Design Oana Botez
Lighting Design Joe Levasseur
Video Design Jeff Larson
With Elizabeth DeMent, Cynthia Hopkins, Paul Lazar, Mikéah Jennings and Kourtney Rutherford
Executive Production Aaron Mattocks
Production Management Carl Whipple
Production Stage Management Ilana Khanin
Wig Design and Construction David Bova
Associate Sound Design Eben Hoffer
Associate Set Design Andreea Mincic
Sound Engineering Tyler Kieffer
Video Assistant and Operation Jorge Morales Picó
Set Construction Joseph Silovsky and Infinite Studios
Costume Construction Talla Dia/Talla Design, Karen Boyer
Production: Big Dance Theater
Co-Commissioned by: FringeArts (Philadelphia), Carolina Performing Arts/UNC Chapel Hill, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Old Vic/London, The Yard (Chilmark, MA), Diane and Adam E. Max, Virginia and Timothy Millhiser, the Starry Night Fund, Helen and Peter Haje, and the Heimbinder Family Foundation
Funded by: the Big Dance Theater Creation Circle, individual contributors committed to the development and support of the company’s newest works
Supported by: Howard Gilman Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, Doris Duke Performing Artist Awards program, the Emma A. Sheafer Charitable Trust, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New York Theater Program, the W Trust, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature
Residency supported by: MacDowell Colony, AIRspace program at Abrons Arts Center