David Neumann / Advanced Beginner Group – I Understand Everything Better

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April 15-25, 2015

Wednesday thru Saturday at 8pm


Co-commissioned and presented with Abrons Arts Center, at the Playhouse.

I Understand Everything Better, a multidisciplinary dance-based performance by Bessie-Award winning choreographer/performer David Neumann, explores our impulse to report on calamity; the shimmer of attention to realms unseen; the concurrence of unrelated events and the body as evidence of a will having to let go. Neumann’s “deeply felt and deeply moving” work (NY Times) manifests as a ‘solo with other performers’, marking Neumann’s return to performing in his own work after an absence of several years.

Concept/Direction/Choreography: David Neumann. Sound Design/Lead Collaboration: Tei Blow. Text: Sibyl Kempson. Performers: Johnny Gasper, Jennifer Kidwell. Lighting Design: Chloe Brown and Christine Shallenberg. Set Design: Mimi Lien.