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TICKET INFORMATION
NY Premiere
monumental
Sep 16—Sep 17, 2016
Dance | Music

The Holy Body Tattoo
Music by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Choreography by Dana Gingras and Noam Gagnon

 

Amid a din of ambient guitars, nine dancers confined to two-by-two-foot pedestals belie their workplace-appropriate skirts and slacks in this full-bodied indictment of the daily grind from Canadian dance troupe the Holy Body Tattoo. With live accompaniment by the powerful Montreal-based post-rock ensemble Godspeed You! Black Emperor, this seething choreography telegraphs self-preservation against bureaucracy, groupthink, and drudgery. Behind the convulsive scene, projected texts by Conceptual artist Jenny Holzer offer wry commentary on the ambiguous ethics of going about one’s business, as these beleaguered bodies keep on keepin’ on. 

ON SALE DATES
SUBSCRIPTIONS ON SALE
Mon Jun 06
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Mon Jun 13
General public
 
 
SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE
Mon Jul 25
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Mon Aug 01
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RUN TIME
1hr 25min
VENUE
TICKET INFO
SUBSCRIPTIONS START AT  $14
FULL PRICE TICKETS START AT  $20
“...raw, visceral, disturbing energy…”
— The Globe and Mail (Canada)
“...the show holds you in a thunderously dark, dystopian embrace.”
— The Guardian (UK)
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“It is wild, bleak, magisterial and incredibly loud.”
— Time Out Edinburgh
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