7pm doors • 8pm show
Choreographer and composer Thea Little — whose work lives at the intersection of performance art, dance-theater, and experimental music — has presented her work across the US and Europe. Returning to her New York roots, she presents Honest Process, in which a wash of abstract gestures, vocals, and facial expressions form an internal language aimed at overcoming ego, commercialism, and narcissism, in favor of vulnerability and self-knowledge. Little performs alongside Katie Norton-Bliss and Lea Torelli in this blissfully interdisciplinary program.
Sometimes serious, sometimes playful, Honest Process explores a relation to healing and all that healing can look and feel like. The work puts an emphasis on listening to one another, being present in the moment, and being patient with time and space, and offers a healthy dose of over-the-top improvisation, competition, and humor.
This performance will be followed by a Q&A with Honest Process creator Thea Little, moderator Peter Sciscioli, and her team of collaborators.
Thea Little investigates the intersection of performance art, dance-theater, and experimental music with solo and group works. She has presented throughout the US and Europe. Little has done choreographic residencies in Europe; the Lanchonete residency in São Paolo, Brazil; the LEIMAY Fellowship; the LiftOff New Dance Alliance Residency; and the 100 Bogart Residency with the Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation. She has most recently shown work in the Beaux-Arts Court of The Brooklyn Museum, the SOAK festival, the National Dance Alliance’s 31st Annual Performance Mix Festival, and the Exponential festival, and she recently created and produced two sold-out evening-length works at the Center for Performance Research in April. This summer, Little will be joining Peter Sciscioli and eighteen international artists as part of the Moving Arts Lab and International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium Residency at Earthdance. Little received her MFA in Dance from Hollins University and her BA from Columbia University. She is a self-taught composer as well, and composes music for her own works as well as for other choreographers like LEIMAY, Karen Harvey Dances, Joya Powell, and Moving Theater. Since 2013, Little has co-directed a multi-disciplinary arts residency in Connecticut called IMAR. She is proud to be on the Advisory Board of the New Dance Alliance as well as being a National Sawdust Artist-in-Residence in the 2018–19 season.