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It’s Showtime NYC! Open Rehearsal

November 5, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm



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Title: It’s Showtime NYC! Open Rehearsal
Date & Time: Sunday, November 5, 2023 3-4PM

It’s Showtime NYC! along with cellist/composer/bonebreaker Johnathan “Akuma” Moore will offer audiences an open rehearsal of new work-in-progress Pyramid.  Following the residency at Bethany Arts Community, the piece will be pre-premiered at Works & Process at the Guggenheim on November 9th.

The sound of cello infused with the soul of street dance from the Brooklyn-based flexN and other New York City street dance communities is a driving force behind the creation of Pyramid, choreographed by Cal Hunt, Artistic and Program Director of It’s Showtime NYC!  In the development of the new piece,  each dancer’s personal story represents a building block. It’s Showtime NYC is excited to have the community at Bethany Arts Community observe the artists’ creative process and love for dance.

About the It’s Showtime NYC & Pyramid:
It’s Showtime NYC! Pyramid by Cal Hunt and Johnathan “Akuma” Moore (In-Process)

New Yorkers by nature are archeologists. Be it graffiti, hieroglyphics, or freestyle dance on the streets, lived stories are shared to those willing to pause and take in the messages. Commissioned by Works & Process, see an in-process rehearsal of Pyramid featuring It’s Showtime NYC!, a company of dancers with a history of dancing on New York’s streets and subways, in collaboration with composer and cellist Johnathan “Akuma” Moore. Facilitated by a Works & Process LaunchPAD creative residency at Bethany Arts Community, both the original music composition and dance work embody an artistic trade-off. They represent a collaboration between composer and company dancer as each investigate the notion, “This is how you sound to me.” Moore’s composition animates each dancer’s daily struggles and triumphs as live building blocks of the pyramid. As the pyramid deconstructs, choreographer and It’s Showtime NYC! Artistic Director Cal Hunt asks, “How do these stories get back into perspective?” As Moore incorporates innovative techniques typically employed by funk bassists and layered electronic loops into his cello composition, he frees himself to join the performance as a bonebreaker or flexN artist.

Pyramid is commissioned by Works & Process and supported by Bethany Arts Community.

This event is a BAC Community ProgramAs part of a residency at BAC, we ask each artist to build and facilitate a Community Program. Community Programs are a unique opportunity for both artists-in-residence and our local community to gather, engage, and be in conversation with one another through art. Community Programs are free engagements open to the public and/or in collaboration with a local community partner.


November 5, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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