World Premiere by Suchu Dance
(Everything’s going to be alright, or whatever)
Let Suchu Dance consume you.
In a final appearance before Artistic Director Jennifer Wood leaves the country, Suchu Dance will premiere Mkay (Everything’s going to be all right, or whatever) this September as part of the Houston Fringe Festival. This promises to be Suchu Dance’s most innovative work to date, and possibly the last opportunity to see a Suchu Dance performance in Houston for some time to come.
Wood has thrown out the rulebook for this latest work, in fact she’s thrown out the rulebook for her whole life. Lets see what happens. Lets see if you can float. Lets see if you can survive without everything that you once held dear and necessary for your existence.
14 people packed in a tiny space dancing furiously for one hour. What could go wrong?
Everything, and that is the fun part.
These dancers are stepping outside of their comfort zones, beyond what they thought they were capable of physically and expressively. Imbued with a lush and nuanced movement vocabulary, an open vulnerability and an undercurrent of hilaritas, Mkay (everything’s going to be all right, or whatever) speaks to an ambiguous, uncommitted (maybe even pessimistic) optimism about the future. Come and lose yourself in this unique performance experience.
Choreography: Jennifer Wood
Tina Shariffskul Howard
Since its founding by Jennifer Wood in 1998, Suchu Dance has drawn attention for its inventiveness, variety and comedic innovation. On the concert stage, in site-specific works, and in theater, Wood’s stimulating dances make fundamental links and mine the absurdity of human experience. From the smallest of actions to all-out blasts of movement, Suchu Dance will surprise and astonish.