Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Announcement: Jen Abrams Dance Performance at Wow Cafe Theater

Jen Abrams

Most of This Is True

WOW Café Theater

59-61 E. 4th St, 4th Floor (between Bowery and 2nd Ave),
F train to 2nd Ave or 6 train to Astor Place

10 shows in 12 days

Jen Abrams, Photography by Katherine Pradt
Wed 10/28 8pm;
Thurs 10/29 8pm;
Fri 10/30 8pm;
Sat 10/31 5pm;
Sun 11/1 5pm;
Mon 11/2 8pm;
Wed 11/4 8pm;
Thurs 11/5 8pm;
Sat 11/7 5pm;
Sun 11/8 5pm
(no show 11/3, 11/6)

Tickets: $16 – limited seating

Web: www.jenabrams.org


Athletic and intimate, Most of This Is True is an evening-length dance/theater work that gets under the skin of four deeply flawed, instantly familiar women.

An unexplained event has exploded the lives of four women bound to each other by history, habit, love, and duty. As they fall apart, we re-assemble their story. Most of This Is True asks how we communicate—intentionally and unintentionally—about our relationships and about our expectations of ourselves. It examines how the revelation of a detail, or the order in which information is conveyed, changes what we think we understand. It merges dance, theater, text and sound to create a tight, intense world in which the characters we think we know—the control freak, the people-pleaser, the slacker, the train wreck—turn out to be far more complicated than they seem. Most of WOW’s seating is being removed for this production. Reservations are recommended.

Real Friends, Real Dancers, Real Pros . . . Only on iDANZ!  Click Here and Join Today! Roslyn Sulcas of the New York Times called an excerpt of Most of This Is True “Compelling,” and Quinn Batson offoffoff.com called it “sharp…full of comic tension.”

Jen Abrams’ work has been presented regularly at Dixon Place, as well as at LaMama, BAX, HERE, WAX, and at WOW Café Theater, where she has been a member for eight years. Most recently her work has been seen at Dance New Amsterdam and as part of the DancenOw Festival. The Village Voice has called her work “quintessentially New York,” and her performances “convincing no matter what [she chooses] to do.”

Jen was a 2005 BAX space grantee, and a 2007 Dance Theater Workshop Outer/Space resident. She has taught Contact Improvisation since 1994, most recently at Movement Research and Dance New Amsterdam. She is trained as an actor, and performed throughout Chicago before moving to NYC to focus on movement-based performance. Jen graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in Theater and Dance in 1993.

Made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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