"Bottom line: It might be the most surprising and innovative thing you’ve seen all year.” – Theater is Easy
"Deeply sensual, incredibly physically intimate." -- Woman Around Town
"Wonderful…You will be touched by the performers, both literally and figuratively." -- This Week in New York
"An opportunity to viscerally understand the importance of the heart, and an opportunity to feel alive…a refreshing opportunity to play, to sense the bodies around you and react honestly and impulsively." -- Showbusiness Weekly
Jody Oberfelder Projects invites audiences to experience their hearts from the inside out with 4CHAMBERS. Created, directed and choreographed by Jody Oberfelder, this immersive blend of dance, theater, film and visual installation, runs January 22-March 22, 2014, at Brooklyn's Arts@Renaissance.
4CHAMBERS is a sensorial journey into the human heart. The performance space has been transformed into an intimate environment with corridors that function as arteries and veins leading to four discrete performance chambers. Guided by six cast members, an audience of 12 circulates through the space, monitoring their own hearts throughout this interactive multimedia performance.
4CHAMBERS features a rotating cast of live performers: Megan Bascom, Zachary Denison, Rayvawn Johnson, Joey Kipp, Mary Madsen, Shane Rutkowski, Mercedes Searer, Lily Bo Shapiro, and on-film performances by Ishmael Houston Jones, Edward Einhorn, Dr. Wendy Suzuki, Dr. Andre Fenton, Sarah Trignano, Lonnie Poupard Jr., ChristinaNoel Reaves, Jake Szczypek, and Jessica Weiss video by Jason Bahling, lighting by Kryssy Wright, sets by Juergen Riehm, stage manager: Katie Houff, music by Matt McBane, Richard Einhorn, Jonathan Melville Pratt and dramaturgy by Pele Bauch.
Recognized as "full of invention and wit," by The New York Times, Jody Oberfelder Projects combines strength and virtuosic movement with levity and whimsical physical imagination. The company has found an international audience at venues in Europe and Asia, from the Centre National de la Danse in Paris, Die Werkstatt in Dusseldorf, The Pusan National Theater in Korea, The 20th Annual International Festival of Modern Dance in Seoul, to The Belgrade Dance Festival with performances at The Belgrade State Theater in Serbia and the State Theater of Montenegro in Podorica. The company has performed nationally at Jacob's Pillow, The Ailey Center, Dixon Place, Dance New Amsterdam, MASS MoCA, Washington College in Maryland, and The Yard in Martha's Vineyard and throughout New York City at venues including Abrons Arts Center, Dixon Place, the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, DNA, Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theater, Dixon Place, Symphony Space, The Jewish Museum, The Flea Theater, Joyce SoHo, and PS 122.
4CHAMBERS runs January 22 - March 22, Thursdays at 6:30pm & 8:00pm; Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm and 8:30pm. Performances take place at Arts@Renaissance, located at the Garden Level of the former Greenpoint Hospital, 2 Kingsland Ave (just off the Graham Avenue L stop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn). Tickets are $60 for all performances before February 1 and $75 after, available at 212-352-3101 and www.jodyoberfelder.com.
photo by wowe