Replacement Place highlights the impact of the unfamiliar alongside the everyday: One’s complex understanding of a known landscape, and the exchange of competing ideas that is the core of our social interaction. Four characters emerge, absorbed in duality and contradiction, pointing towards order yet prolonging, and ultimately celebrating, the chance to be alone. All four PNDT performers meld various and highly physical movement styles to create a dynamic exposure of how we navigate a disoriented existence. Featuring leading characters of the popular Punchdrunk production Sleep No More, Troy Ogilvie (named Top 25 to Watch by Dance Magazine in 2011) and Nick Bruder (2011 Falstaff Award for Best Principal Performance), AJ “The Animal” Jonez (Animal Animation Flex Artist) with original music composition and performance by Chris Lancaster (electro-cellist and former composer and music director for the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company). Lighting design by Barbara Samuels (design assistance for Broadway’s “Rock of Ages” and “American Idiot”) and costumes/scenic design byVita Tzykun (contributing art director to Lady Gaga, Courtney Love, and others).
Patricia Noworol Dance Theater's presentation of Replacement Place at New York Live Arts is made possible through New York Live Arts’ Theater Access Program. The Theater Access Program is a comprehensive subsidized rental program benefiting a diverse group of dance and theater companies and producing organizations