KLUTZ - World Premiere - May 9-12 2018 - Abrons Arts Center - Playhouse Theater
'Led by choreographer and interdisciplinary artist Alex Romania, KLUTZ is an exploration of destabilizing nonsense on the sick state of the American psyche. This multidisciplinary performance work utilizes text, video, music, and dance to form absurd and poetic thought memes; wanderlust-nowhere, apocalypse-nostalgia, sublime horrors of the spectacularly mundane, and ______________________, emerge as dregs of this ‘Orwellian slop sink’. Almostly a backyard-sci-fi-space-epic, this genre bursting C-performance joins the pileup of hot consumer trash in the looming obsession with The End.'
Choreographed and created by Alex Romania with performers Andrew Braddock, Frank Conversano, Maira Duarte, Kaia Gilje, Alvaro Gonzalez, Millie Kapp, Raquel Mavecq, Arthur Romania, Emily Smith
Music by Alex Romania, Marc Mosteirin, and Ben Wohlfarth
Video by Alex Romania with installation collaboration by Taylor Sakarett
Costumes by Alex Romania
'KLUTZ' has been shown in excerpts at the fall 2015 Performancy forum at Grace Exhibition space and the 2016 New Voices in Live Performance festival at the Center for Performance Research. It has received residency support from the Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX) through a summer 2016 Space Grant, Old Furnace Artist Residency, and commissioning support by Abrons Arts Center and the Jerome Foundation for it's world premiere in May 2018.