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In Performance: Laboratory Theater GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES (NYC)

In Performance: Laboratory Theater GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES (NYC)

Laboratory Theater (NYC)

ThursSat, June 2830, 2012 at 8:00pm
The Performing Garage
33 Wooster Street

Laboratory Theater’s 2010 work is a meditative, cowboy dance-drama about the spiritual imprint of the windswept landscape of the American west. In an impressionistic narrative drawn from a variety of sources, two outlaws on the trail of an old adversary take work as jewel thieves for a washed up brothel madam. In a chance encounter with a traveling magician, they locate their enemy and conjure the violent forces of nature through sex-magic to take revenge.

GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES commingles elements of William S. Burroughs’ novel The Place of Dead Roads, with short stories by Annie Proulx, country-western line dance, and gay pornography. The performance unfolds against a projected video landscape of repainted Marlboro cigarette TV commercials and within an immersive soundscape incorporating country-western recordings from the 1920’s–30’s and contemporary new age music for pedal steel guitar.

Directed by Yvan Greenberg, Laboratory Theater’s signature layering of choreography, text, sound, indeterminacy, and imitation, provides a shifting framework for a reconsideration of the outlaw, frontier spirit that continues to shape the mindsets of Americans in the 21st Century. Performed by Corey Dargel, Oleg Dubson, Wil Smith, and Sammy Tunis. (source: Laboratory Theater Email)

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