Lock ’em Up

New York Live Arts Theater
DEC 12-15, 7:30pm
Tickets start at $15/$20

Premiere of DANCENOISE’s newest work, Lock ‘Em Up, celebrating the duo’s 35 years of collaboration. In celebration of 35 years, we’re hosting a closing party on Dec 15th DJed by legendary DJ Johnny Dynell of Jackie 60!

New York Live Arts presents the world premiere of DANCENOISE ; Lock ‘em Up!, a new full evening length work marking the 35th year of creative collaboration between the legendary NYC performance staples and Bessie Award winners Anne Iobst and Lucy Sexton. Since 1983 the team has created across genre and performed across venues, including nightclubs, experimental black boxes, theaters and museums. In response to the current political climate, the enthralling duo takes the audience captive, delving into their experience of living, resisting, and trying to hang on to a shared humanity in their signature no-holds-barred feminist stage show escapade.

Built on manic choreography, indiscriminate violence, biting up-to-the-minute social commentary, and precise comedic timing, DANCENOISE weaves movement vignettes with outspoken musings that at one moment incite motivation and rage and the next laughter and hope. Original videos filmed and designed by Charles Atlas embrace the stage and mirror DANCENOISE’s duality of a fresh, sharp breath intertwined with a thoughtful and heartfelt point of view. Iobst and Sexton are joined by performers Tyler Ashley, Laurie Berg, Heidi Dorow, Connie Fleming , Greta Hartenstein, Madison Krekel, and Melanie Greene. Dramaturgy by Sarah Michelson.

Dec 13 Stay Late Conversation with Cynthia Carr
Dec 15 Closing Party DJed by Johnny Dynell, 8:30 – 11 PM

DANCENOISE researched, developed and honed this work with financial, administrative and residency support from Dance in Process at Gibney.
Cynthia Carr is the author of Fire in the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz, winner of a Lambda Literary Award and finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize. Her previous books are Our Town: A Heartland Lynching, a Haunted Town, and the Hidden History of White America and On Edge: Performance at the End of the Twentieth Century. Carr chronicled the work of contemporary artists as a Village Voice staff writer in the 1980s and 1990s (under the byline C.Carr). Her work has also appeared in ArtforumThe New York TimesTDR: The Drama Review, and other publications. She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007, and from 2016-17, she was a Fellow at the Leon Levy Center for Biography at CUNY Graduate Center. She is at work on a biography of Candy Darling.