2017 | the first evening length work by Katelyn Halpern & Dancers

JUICE is a candy colored marble rolling around the stark white curvatures of the brain. It’s modern dance theater with post-modern influence in heavy rotation, style-forward and texturized with automatic chatter, spartan dialogue, and a glossy inflatable palm tree. Dancers Myssi Robinson, Julia Galanski, and Arianna Dunmire inhabit not-exactly-human personas that skate from cool analytic precision to intense, intimate vulnerability, inviting, or insisting that, viewers pretend I’m you. As in much of Halpern’s dancework, JUICE’s composed surface disguises acute exploration of human concerns: understanding where we are, steering through slippage in communication, and finding resonance with others.

JUICE was built collaboratively by the company over the course of eight months. It was made possible, in part, by DANCENOW Silo. (Run time: 60 minutes)

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photos: Kat Cameron

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photos: David Halpern

Performance History

  • July 12, 2018 | Excerpts: Landing, Touring, Look Alive, Keep It Coming, Under Cover, Space Duet, and The Way It Is | J Owen Grundy Pier | Jersey City

  • November 19, 2017 | JUICE (concentrate) | Your Move Dance Festival | Jersey City

  • June 9-10, 2017 | Alchemical Theatre Laboratory | New York*

  • December 30, 2016 | Excerpt, work in progress | Dixon Place | New York

  • December 11, 2016 | Excerpt, work in progress | The Green Space | Long Island City

  • November 19, 2016 | Excerpt, work in progress | HATCH/The Works Studio | New York

*indicates premiere