The Bang Group at The Theater at Gibney

THE BANG GROUP is a rhythm-driven, New York-based dance company which spans contemporary and percussive forms. The company, founded and directed by Jeffrey Kazin and David Parker, celebrates its 24th anniversary this season. They are performing three works from Thursday, Jan. 30 to Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 pm at The Theater at Gibney, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers). Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and can be purchased online, by phone at 646-837-6809, or in person at The Theater at Gibney.

asubtout (Katy Pyle +Eleanor Hullihan)

The Centaur Show is a nouveau New Age fantasy death metal poperetta about two centaurs on an interstellar voyage to save their (non) binary star system from imminent supernova. 13 years later the pair return to their former personae as they look back on all the ways their world has already imploded. Featuring original live music, costumes, video and choreography by asubtout

Rebecca Stenn

The Oak and The Willow is a new duet choreographed by Rebecca Stenn and performed by Stenn and dancer Quinn Dixon (see photo above).The original, commissioned live music score is composed and performed by Jay Weissman on electric bass. 

Against the familiar yet anonymous backdrop of an IKEA store, the young Sámi protagonist of Same As Sister's "Kallax" ascends into the world of tthe American celebrity. Performer, Kristina Hay, joined by the supporting cast of Leigh Atwell, Hilary Brown-Istrefi, Briana Brown-Tipley + Jamie Robinson, will encounter the aspirations, expectations, fears, and consumptions of our contemporary society.

About Women in Motion

Women in Motion is a volunteer-run organization whose mission is to foster female and female-identifying choreographers through commissioning, producing and mentoring. Founded in 2000, WIM has produced a diverse group of over 90 dance artists. In addition to their annual concert performance, WiM hosts quarterly performance salons presented in non-traditional performance spaces throughout the city.

asubtout is a two-person collaborative dance band created by artists Eleanor Hullihan and Katy Pyle in 2003. Throughout the Aughts, Katy and Eleanor presented work as asubtout at Galapagos, Ur (the dance palace), PS122, Dixon Place, BAX, La Mama and in Miguel Guitierrez's loft. 

Eleanor Hullihan is a dancer/performer, choreographer and teacher based in Brooklyn, NY. Eleanor received early training from North Carolina School of the Arts, ADF, Tisch School of the Arts and SEAD. 

Katy Pyle re-imagines ballet culture through an intersectional queer feminist lens. Pyle's company, Ballez, uses the gendered vocabulary of classical ballet in unexpected combinations to create large-scale projects that celebrate complex contemporary queer identities, making space for diverse representation within ballet's traditionally exclusionary culture. 

Rebecca Stenn (dancer, choreographer, educator, writer, painter) has been hailed in The New York Times as an artist who possesses "wit, concision and gutsy passion." Rebecca Stenn Company has performed in over 50 cities, including such venues as The Edinburgh Festival, The Joyce Theater, BAM Fisher, Danspace Project, and Jacob's Pillow. 

Quinn Dixon (dancer) grew up dancing around his mother's farmhouse in Wisconsin. Quinn moved to NYC at 18 to apprentice with LeeSaar the Company. In addition to his work with Stenn, Quinn performs in Sleep No More, and enjoys being in process with Molly Mingey Projects and SWG Dance Theatre. He creates work in a collaborative environment under the alias private parts.

Jay Weissman (composer/bassist) works in a continuous music and dance collaboration such as Rebecca Stenn Co. He has also composed for and performed with such diverse artists as Pilobolus Dance Theatre, The Flux Quartet, Rabbi Schlomo Carlebach, and Perry Farrell. His compositions have been featured at Lincoln Center, The Joyce Theatre, Merkin Concert Hall, Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, as well as the Andy Warhol Museum.

Same As Sister (S.A.S.)/Briana Brown-Tipley + Hilary Brown-Istrefi is a Toronto and NYC based performance collective founded in 2013. S.A.S. collaborates within the fields of experimental dance, theater, music, video and design, to retell familiar stories in unfamiliar ways.