LAVA Aerials, Dance, Clowns, Vaudeville, Music & SO Much More!

Featuring LAVA's signature combination of acrobatics and visual art, set to live and sampled music, the 8 strong women of LAVA will lead audiences on a journey through 360 degrees of space using every direction and means imaginable--walking on hands, soaring on wheels, dodging negative space and creating a literal human compass. Audiences will experience perspectives that seem to shift direction as the company explores the notion of navigational methods both internal and external. From the endurance of traditional Polynesian navigators to the compositional and philosophical influence of Merce Cunningham, Atlas covers a vast territory.

Since our debut in 2000 LAVA has become known for an explosive choreographic language incorporating elements of acrobatics, dance, and theater, and for pushing the accepted boundaries of dance, gravity, and the female form. By incorporating the movement language of acrobatics into our choreography, the women of LAVA are manifesting a feminist vision of dance wherein the strength, courage, and teamwork of the performers are prioritized over an acute awareness of outward appearances. Lauded with an Obie and a Bessie, LAVA has performed at major New York City venues including City Center, PS122, The Flea Theater, Dixon Place, and DTW and throughout the country.

ATLAS is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs; and with private funds from the Mertz Gilmore Foundation and the Puffin Foundation.

Directed by SARAH EAST JOHNSON
Through Sunday, December 11 at 7:30pm
Saturday matinees, December 3 &10 at 3pm
$15 / $12 (stu/sen/under 12) in advance
$18 / $15 (stu/sen/under 12) at door

Created and performed by LAVA:
MOLLY CHANOFF, ROSE CALUCCHIA, SARAH DEY HIRSHAN, DIANA Y GREINER, SARAH EAST JOHNSON, CALIA MARSHALL, LOLLO ROMANSKI, ALLISON SCHNUR
Visuals: NANCY BROOKS BRODY, TONY FEHER
Lighting Design: ALISON MAY
Costumes: JOCELYN DAVIS
Music: DJ TIKKA MASALA, MAMIE MINCH