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US: An election eve party with political dance, food, drink and fun to support Alexandra Beller/Dances!

by Tara L. Burns
November 3, 2008
100 Grand Street Studios
100 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013
A fundraiser to benefit Alexandra Beller/Dances
Join us on election eve (Nov 3, 2008) for an evening of
political dance, food, drink and fun!
100 Grand Street Studios
100 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013

• 6:30 PM Cocktails
• 7:00 PM Alexandra Beller Performs 'us'
• Reception follows us featuring burlesque, food and drinks!

For More Info & Tickets go to: http://www.alexandrabellerdances.org/benefit
$20 General Admission; $50, $100, $150 Benefit Ticket Options

In honor of Election Day, Alexandra Beller/Dances is hosting a One Night Only Benefit Event, featuring Alexandra Beller's solo performance, us. Please join us at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails and stay after the performance for a reception featuring burlesque, food and drinks.

us is choreographed and performed by celebrated dancer Alexandra Beller and directed by HERE Arts Center Artistic Director Kristin Marting. Alexandra Beller's us begins with the premise that patriotism can be an addiction that blinds us to the truth. Like any drug, nationalism can alter the chemistry of the mind, obliterating compassion, consciousness, and curiosity. In a series of duets with anthropomorphized objects (including a mop and an inflatable doll) Beller blurs the lines of dance and theater using text, song, virtuosic dance, and original sound design. The work was developed and produced through a residency at HERE Arts Center from 2006-2007.

"Beller makes us rethink the symbols and ideas of patriotism to which we are daily exposed, and calls on us to question our own relationship with the U.S., love, war, bigotry, hate, sex, the French: Beller covers it all with sophistication and a full throttle performance."
-Carley Petecsh, The Brooklyn Rail (7.2007)

Questions or need more information?
Contact tara@alexandrabellerdances.org
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