Fri, Jan 26|
Work in Process Showing: The Absolute Future by Raja Feather Kelly
Join NCCAkron for a work in process showing of choreographer/director Raja Feather Kelly’s devised dance-theatre production "The Absolute Future"
Time & Location
Jan 26, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Sandefur Theatre, 228 E Buchtel Ave, Akron, OH 44325, USA
About the Event
Join NCCAkron for a work in process showing of choreographer/director Raja Feather Kelly’s newest devised dance-theatre production The Absolute Future.
The Absolute Future, featuring 7 performers, lighting design by Tuce Yasak, and an original score by Christoph Mateka, is about a group of friends who team up to watch The Great American Eclipse and miss it. The full title: Death, Loneliness, and The Absolute Future of the Multiverse, or How to Cover the Sun with Mud. In this world, a constellation of shadows come together in a daring mix of fiction, reality, fantasy, and surrealism. It’s highly physical and sharply narrative.
Raja Feather Kelly (Brooklyn, NY) is a choreographer and director, and the Artistic Director of the dance-theatre-media company the feath3r theory, for which he has created 18 premieres, most recently UGLY Part 3: BLUE at the Chelsea Factory. The company’s latest work, The Absolute Future, will premiere in 2024. His choreography can currently be seen in White Girl in Danger at the Second Stage Kiser Theater, written by Michael R. Jackson and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. He also choreographed Jackson’s Broadway musical A Strange Loop (Lyceum Theatre, premiered off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizon) winner of two Tony Awards, including Best Musical. In addition to Jackson and Blain-Cruz, his Off-Broadway collaborators include Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Sarah Benson. Among many recent works are the Pulitzer Prize-winning productions Fairview and A Strange Loop. In addition to White Girl in Danger, current projects include Lempicka and The Listeners. Recent works include Bunny Bunny (UC San Diego) and Scenes for an Ending for the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. His accolades include Princeton Arts Fellowship, three Princess Grace Awards, an Obie Award, an Outer Critics Circle honor, a Creative Capital award, and many others. thefeath3rtheory.com
Photo courtesy of the artist.