KLUTZ

photo by David Gonsier

photo by David Gonsier

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 speech, video, sound, and action 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’. Almost a basement-sci-fi-space-epic, this genre bursting C-performance joins the pileup of hot consumer trash in the looming obsession with The End.

'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.

KLUTZ will premiere at Abrons Arts Center May 9-13 2018

photo by Walter walter-wlodarczyk | creator and performer Alex Romania

photo by Walter walter-wlodarczyk | creator and performer Alex Romania

photo by David Gonsier | Dancers Alex Romania, Kaia Gilje, Raquel Mavecq, Alvaro Gonzalez, Maira Duarte

photo by David Gonsier | Dancers Alex Romania, Kaia Gilje, Raquel Mavecq, Alvaro Gonzalez, Maira Duarte

photo by David Gonsier | Dancer Alex Romania

photo by David Gonsier | Dancer Alex Romania

photo by David Gonsier | dancer Alvaro Gonzalez

photo by David Gonsier | dancer Alvaro Gonzalez

photo by Scott Shaw | dancer Butch Merigoni

photo by Scott Shaw | dancer Butch Merigoni

photo by David Gonsier | Dancers Kaia Gilje, Alvaro Gonzalez, Emily Smith, Maira Duarte

photo by David Gonsier | Dancers Kaia Gilje, Alvaro Gonzalez, Emily Smith, Maira Duarte