Felice Lesser Dance Theater Presents Trap Ist
Felice Lesser’s new dance/drama/video/interactive technology work, Trap Ist will be premiered on December 1st at New York Live Arts in the Felice Lesser Dance Theater’s first season in New York City since 2017. This science fiction fantasy takes the audience on a journey in which we confront ageism, racism, the destruction of the environment, unwelcome immigrants, and what could happen if we don’t control our A.I. now.
Trap Ist will feature direction, choreography, script, and video by Lesser; video animation and set by Jonathan Burkhardt; interactive technology by Burkhardt and Lorne Svarc of Technodramatists; and lighting by Emily Clarkson. The score will include music by contemporary composers including Borut Krzisnik, Richard Einhorn and Stefania de Kenessey, with additional music by J. S. Bach. The cast includes Mikalla Ashmore, Zoé Badovinac, Rocka Jamez, Amina Konaté, Shannon McCon, Khadija Munajj, and Josephine Wokurka.
Trap Ist will have four performances (evenings at 7:00 pm on December 1, 2, and 3, and a matinee at 2:00 pm on December 3), at New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues).