OBJECT.

Artistic Director: DeAnna Pellecchia
Choreographer: DeAnna Pellecchia

Presented By KAIROS Dance Theater
South End / BCA Plaza Theatres
11/15/19 - 11/17/19

About

IN ITS PREMIERE "OBJECT.", KAIROS DANCE THEATER OFFERS A MULTI-MEDIA TIME TRIP THROUGH DECADES OF GENDER OPPRESSION

Following a four-year development process, KAIROS’ evening-length, multi-media performance exploring the feminine experience, the spectrum of gender, and the resilience of survivors, will get its premiere run November 15-17 at the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre. "OBJECT." straps audiences into an emotional roller coaster -- careening them from laughter to wonder to provocation to discomfort. The show’s three acts are driven by, and in response to, decades of the objectification of women that’s been commonplace in all threads of American culture: fashions ads, movies, music, even beloved cartoons. The images and movement in "OBJECT." reflect these tropes, but also turn the tables on them. The performance is punctuated by spoken word, projections of historic imagery and video clips, and audio passages that are alternatingly empowering and disturbing. Music in "OBJECT." is by strong female artists like Ani DiFranco, Fiona Apple and Annie Lennox, as well as machismo-fueled songs by Beastie Boys, Robert Palmer and others. The choreography spans a variety of styles, blending video dance, pole dance and contemporary dance, and is inspired by iconic Hollywood and fashion imagery; feminist poetry; and personal stories from female-identifying community members.

The world premiere of "OBJECT." includes a series of informal performances beginning 30 minutes before each show, featuring drag-queens, burlesque performers and pole dancers! Arrive early and enjoy the pre-show! 

For more information, please visit:

https://kairosdancetheater.wordpress.com/performances/world-premiere-of-object/

Approximate run time: OBJECT. plays in 70 minutes with one ten-minute intermission. Pre-show starts 30 minutes before each show.