Sarah Michelson for New York City Players
Mar 10 - 13, 2011
$25 Merrill Wright Mainstage
Experimental choreographer Sarah Michelson and experimental playwright Richard Maxwell team up for the first time and turn their creativity loose on Devotion, a combination of rigorous dance and meditations on faith. Featuring dancers, actors (including beloved OtB alum Jim Fletcher) and Maxwell’s text in a performance that drew rave reviews during its NYC premiere.
Michelson is an outlaw of a choreographer who is rarely seen outside of NYC and Europe. Her debut work at OtB in 2005, Daylight (for Seattle), inspired audiences to leave their seats in search of dancers and musicians set throughout the entirety of the 2nd floor. Maxwell is a legend of the NYC experimental scene, noted for his smart writing and deadpan style. Maxwell was last seen at OtB in 2003 with Drummer Wanted.
Devotion is co-commissioned by OtB, Walker Arts Center, ODC Theater, Chapter Arts Centre Cardiff, The Kitchen and the National Performance Network. Devotion is funded in part by the National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Community Connections Fund of the MetLife Foundation.