A Day with Cléo: Cléo from 5 to 7 and Comme Toujours Here I Stand

Cléo from 5 to 7Film Screening
$5 Advance/ $7 At Door

New York Live Arts will screen Agnes Varda’s 1961 New Wave film, Cléo from 5 to 7, which inspired Big Dance Theater’s Bessie Award-winning theater work Comme Toujours Here I Stand. Shot in Paris in 1961, Cléo from 5 to 7 tracks the early evening hours in the life of a marginally talented pop singer as she waits to hear if she has terminal cancer. Big Dance Theater reinvents the film for the stage by using the script as a found object to create an intimate portrait of a woman shadowed by death, while still caught up in the breezy pleasures of the day: shopping, visiting, strolling. Comme Toujours Here I Stand serves also as a critique of the flexible and facile nature of the medium of film when set against the handmade qualities of live dance and theater.

Nearby French Restaurants for Dinner:
Le Singe Vert: $$  – 160 7th Ave
Gascogne: $$$ – 158 8th Ave
La Lunchonette: $$ – 130 10th Ave
Trois Canards: $$  – 265 West 20th Street

Big Dance Theater
Comme Toujours Here I Stand

$24 Advance/$30 At Door
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