Fronteras: A Door in the Desert
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Fronteras: A Door in the Desert

  • Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The center piece of Almanac's 2017 Mexico tour, a reworked and reimagined Door in the Desert will be presented by the secretary of culture at Teatro Alarife Martín Casillas. Featuring four original cast members as well as newcomer Mexican artist Samuel Morales as well as original live music. 

http://sc.jalisco.gob.mx/agenda/danza/7307

Admission is free!

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AcroAction! Performance and Workshop
Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

AcroAction! Performance and Workshop

In a plaza between two elementary schools, right as the final bell rings, the fun begins! We will present excerpts from AcroAction!, our acclaimed in-school assembly program, outside the Santa Cecilia Cultural Center in Guadalajara. After the performances, we will invite the students to come and build trust, take risks, play and move with us! Sponsored by the Santa Cecilia Cultural Center. Presentado en español. 

Free!

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Fiesta BUFA / NOCHE de Estrellas
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Fiesta BUFA / NOCHE de Estrellas

  • Foro Cultural El Andén (map)
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There's high culture, and then there's low culture. We came to Mexico to be presented by the government's secretary of culture, to do our serious piece about crossing borders, identities, and search for human understanding. 

This isn't that. That's next week.

This is a huge f*cking party.

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Artist talk: Creating and producing in the USA
Nov
15
2:00 PM14:00

Artist talk: Creating and producing in the USA

Join Almanac for an artist talk and open discussion about creating and producing work as a collective ensemble and self-producing company in the United States. Sponsored by the Departamento de Artes Escenicas, Centro Universitario de Arte, Arquitectura, y Diseño. Admission is free and open to the public as well as students.

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Chihuly Nights at New York Botanical Garden
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Chihuly Nights at New York Botanical Garden

Immersive improvisations, rarely seen duets, luminescent umbrellas and material from Fronteras are set against the backdrop of the New York Botanical Garden's Chihuly Nights -- featuring 12 massive glass sculptures by artist Dale Chihuly. Live music, drinks, and the incredible grounds of the Garden await you for a magical summer evening.

More information at tickets are available at https://www.nybg.org/event/chihuly/chihuly-nights/

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Chihuly Nights at New York Botanical Garden
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Chihuly Nights at New York Botanical Garden

Join Almanac for immersive performances featuring all-new acrobatic content set against the backdrop of the New York Botanical Garden's Chihuly Nights -- featuring 12 massive glass sculptures by Artist Dale Chihuly. 

More information at tickets are available at https://www.nybg.org/event/chihuly/chihuly-nights/

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A Door in the Desert — World Premiere
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

A Door in the Desert — World Premiere

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World Premiere, Evening length work at FringeArts

How you get there isn’t the point. The Door in the Desert has been here all along. Unlock it, and for a moment you and it are one, fused together in a non-social space that has some cows around. You tumble past cactuses that hurt in a strangely predictable way if you prick yourself on them. Unfamiliar faces greet you, but their unknown language is not an obstacle. You understand everything now: not all who are lost wander. Not all who are tired sleep. 

But some people who are tired do sleep. 

But just some of them.

Presented as part of Mexican Week -- and presented as one of the full-length works created during the FRONTERAS platform -- A Door in the Desert is an acrobatic journey through transcendence and back, earnestly questioning why we divide and label ourselves.

What do we owe our neighbors? ¿Que debemos a nuestros vecinos?

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An Homage to Whatshername — World Premiere
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

An Homage to Whatshername — World Premiere

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An Homage to Whatshername -- one of two full length works created by Almanac with resident artist Emmanuel Becerra during the FRONTERAS platform -- is a full-length devised work that unpacks the biases associated with female-identifying people in positions of power. 

How you get here is entirely the point.  Because she wasn’t expected to build a door with the bricks of the patriarchy, but she did.  What if men didn’t talk all the time and require their opinions to be validated as universal truths? Maybe we could all sleep better.

Created during the FRONTERAS platform, An Homage to Whatshername precariously balances celebration of female stamina with resistance to the gendered distinction that frames our strength as extraordinary in the first place.

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Almanacro at The Adrienne
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

Almanacro at The Adrienne

Our ensemble movement and acrobatics workshop, Almancro, is back for the Spring! Come move with us on the Mainstage of the Adrienne. We will explore both solo and partnered movement, with exercises and lessons geared towards the participants' interests and skill levels. Flyer or base, professional or novice, this event is for you. Almanacro is free for all - donations are appreciated but not necessary to attendance.

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#IAMMADEOFSTARS
Apr
6
to Apr 8

#IAMMADEOFSTARS

Am I like a potato? Or am I not like a potato?

This and more of life's most enduring questions are answered in a masterwork of improvised physical genius: #IAMMADEOFSTARS.

"Without a doubt one of the most important works of art in any medium since the birth of Christ." -Pablo Picasso

"So fresh, and so cold." - William Carlos Williams

"Funny." -- Nick Stuccio

 

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Almancro at FringeArts
Mar
27
5:00 PM17:00

Almancro at FringeArts

Our ensemble movement and acrobatics workshop, Almancro, is back for the Spring! Come move with us at FringeArts as we explore both solo and partnered movement using exercises and lessons geared towards the participants' interests and skill levels. Flyer or base, professional or novice, this event is for you. Almanacro is free for all - donations are appreciated but not necessary to attendance.

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A Night with Almanac
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

A Night with Almanac

Featuring Almanac's most beloved repertory from Communitas and other pieces, as well  as a fresh works-in-progress of material from Fronteras, spend the night with Almanac! This performance is the culmination of a residency in a school district, and will be performed at Valley Forge Middle School in Chesterbrook, PA. 

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Almanacro at The Adrienne
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

Almanacro at The Adrienne

Our ensemble movement and acrobatics workshop, Almancro, is back for the Spring! Come move with us on the Mainstage of the Adrienne. We will explore both solo and partnered movement, with exercises and lessons geared towards the participants' interests and skill levels. Flyer or base, professional or novice, this event is for you. Almanacro is free for all - donations are appreciated but not necessary to attendance.

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The Sowing
Feb
16
7:30 PM19:30

The Sowing

Newly planted works of body and song being nourished in the soil of our attention. Contemporary folk dancing for contemporary folk. Easy conversation and the libations of springtime. Almanac's beloved bi-annual low key showcase returns this February for one more faithful turning of the great wheel.

Welcome spring by enjoying drinks in a lively atmosphere with raw performances still in the making. Audience will also have the opportunity to give feedback about each piece by mingling post-show. 

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AlmanAcro
Feb
12
3:00 PM15:00

AlmanAcro

AlmanAcro, Almanac's open ensemble circus gymnasium, is your opportunity to come play.

Learn some acrobatics, get a work out, unleash your creativity, meet new people (and Almanac company members!), and see inside Almanac's process for creating work. One part contemporary performance laboratory, one part movement class, and one part acro jam, AlmanAcro is a resource for performers, athletes, and people who are neither! No experience is necessary. Come out and play with us!

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Pig Iron Benefit
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

Pig Iron Benefit

See a brand new concoction from Almanac at the Pig Iron Benefit at the Trocadero -- the first public showing featuring resident artist Emmanuel Becerra. The theme of the night is "This Town Ain't Pig Enough for the Both of Us" -- expect pistols at dawn.

https://pigiron.auction-bid.org/microsite/

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