Specific Ocean

World Premiere

People Get Ready make multi-sensory mixtapes that are a “melding of independent music and contemporary dance” (New York Times) inspired by memory, dreams, cultural debris and PLEASURE. The band creates immense sonic landscapes through the interaction of bodies and analog technology. They also generate choreography based on their songs, including selections from their new album, out this year on Brassland Records.

Steven Reker is a Brooklyn-based musician, choreographer and performer, and the primary songwriter and director of People Get Ready. Since moving to New York in 2006, he has worked in the capacity of dancer, choreographer or musician with many artists, including Yoshiko Chuma, Jeff McMahon, David Byrne, John Jesurun, Brian Rogers, Miranda July, Jodi Melnick, Annie-B Parson, Fred Thomas and Yasuko Yokoshi. His own work has been presented at The Kitchen, Danspace Project, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Rooftop Films and AUNTS.

Oct 18 at 6:30 Come Early Conversation: Past and Present – Indie Music & Contemporary Dance With Michael Azerrad (music writer and scholar) and Matt Mehlan (musician and production manager).

Oct 19 Stay Late Dance Party with Live DJ and special guests.

Specific Ocean is commissioned by New York Live Arts and made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation. Additional support is given by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund at New York Live Arts.