Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Aerial Dance Theater Show Features Draper's Maia Ramnath

Draper's own Maia Ramnath is not just a recently-published author, she's also an aerialist artist. Info below on her upcoming aerial-dance-theater collage:

Constellation Moving Company is pleased to share with you our latest aerial-dance-theater collage: Xenophilia, presented November 10-13 by Theater for the New City.

Not long ago, in the Milky Way Galaxy, there lived a writer of science fiction called Alice Bradley Sheldon, aka James Tiptree, Jr., and a writer of songs called Connie Converse. To many, their identities remained a mystery. They never met, but they should have. In our alternate universe they do. This full-length production is an homage to their work and lives, woven through text and movement. So come for astronauts, aliens, and astonishing airborne events...stay for moments of strange beauty and debates on love and death.

Assembled, directed and choreographed by Maia Ramnath (ground, rope, silks) with assists from Scott Combs and Rebecca Stronger (trapeze) and Elena Delgado (lyra).

Performed by Scott Combs, Elena Delgado, Lauren Ferguson, Jen Kovacs, Lisa Natoli, Maia Ramnath, Satomi Shikata, Lynda Sing, Rebecca Stronger, Nicole Tourtelot, and Susie Williams.

Costume design by Elena Delgado and Juanita Cardenas.

Lighting design by John Wilder.

Shows are at 8:00 Thursday-Saturday, 3:00 Sunday.

Tickets are 15$ general admission, 10$ for students and seniors.

Available at www.brownpapertickets.com; box office at 212-254-1109.

Theater for the New City is located at 155 First Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets.

(www.theaterforthenewcity.net). Take L train to First Avenue or 6 train to Astor Place.

This piece was created in part through The Field’s Artist Residency program supported by the Lambent Foundation Fund of the Tides Foundation, and presented through the help of Theater for the New City, with Executive Director Crystal Field.

A note on TNC: this space is a longtime mainstay of artistic community and innovative independent theater in the East Village. I’m proud to be part of that tradition, honored to contribute to it, and committed to the collective task of keeping this neighborhood alive far into the future as a center of non-commercial art and progressive politics, gentrification be damned.


Constellation Moving Company is a project based performance group specializing in multi-disciplinary collaborations that combine elements of dance, aerial acrobatics, music, text and/or video art. We aim to explore complex themes by allowing each medium do to what it does best, while mutually expanding their creative possibilities through the juxtaposition.

More information available at http://constellationmovingco.wordpress.com.

If you like what we do, please consider helping to make it possible by making a donation in support of this and future projects. We are resourceful, dedicated and creative, and we know how to tie good knots; but even so our shoestrings can only hold together so much

Donations can be made here:


The Field is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization serving the New York City performing arts community. Contributions made to The Field and earmarked for Maia Ramnath/Constellation Moving Company are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

For more information about The Field contact: The Field, 161 Sixth Avenue, 14th Floor, New York NY 10013, (212) 691-6969, fax: (212) 255-2053, www.thefield.org.

A copy of The Field’s latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from The Field or from the Office of the Attorney General,Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

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