INSITU 2018 CONTINUES WITH PERFORMANCE SEQUENCES AT 1PM, 3PM, 5PM + 7PM!

One of 15 Dance Festivals to See this Summer
— The New York Times

Experience dance in unusual places with INSITU 2018!

Take part in four different 75-minute performance walks
that will lead you through a chain of dynamic dance performances
and a participatory site-specific movement workshop.

144 performances by 22 NYC-based, national and international choreographers transform the LIC waterfront into a dancing spectacle. Performers will maneuver through playgrounds, appear in hidden corners and dance on piers, staircases and shorelines. 

There are four performance sequences EACH DAY in EACH PARK,
all starting at 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM and 7 PM. After each sequence, jump on a bike, bus, ferry or walk to the next park!

Follow the numbers on the maps below and be an INSITU Champion, seeing all performances in one day. 

HUNTERS POINT SOUTH PARK
Start at the Sand Field by COFFEED

#1: César Brodermann & Sebastian Abarbanell
AS WE GET WEAKER TOGETHER
WATCH THE PERFORMANCE at 1:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 5:00 PM | 7:00 PM
It was my own body that needed to survive
It was my own body that needed to be caught
It was my own body that learned how to fly
It was my own body that decided to try
An investigation of the continuous uncovering of one’s true self in a world that repeatedly bears burdens and obstacles.

#2: Alice Gosti
BODIES OF WATER
WATCH THE PERFORMANCE at 1:10 PM | 3:10 PM | 5:10 PM | 7:10 PM
This chapter of BODIES OF WATER is architected as a celebration of Long Island City, while reminding us of the complex relationship the city has with its waters. This timely new work is inspired by its location and compelled by ideas of water as a natural element, spiritual/cyclical entity, transitional space, and port. Bodies of water is a political performance touching on the ideas of immigration and refugee crisis, fishing rights, and water ecology.

#3: Quilan ‘Cue’ Arnold
THE THIRD RAIL
WATCH THE PERFORMANCE at 1:25 PM | 3:25 PM | 5:25 PM | 7:25 PM
The Third Rail interprets experiences from enslaved African-Americans escaping through the Underground Railroad as a metaphoric parallel to the modern-day African-American journey, ultimately exploring the question, "What are blacks in today's America running from/towards?"

#4: N E 1 4 Dance
CONSTRICTED NOT CONSTRUCTED
WATCH THE PERFORMANCE at 1:35 PM | 3:35 PM | 5:35 PM | 7:35 PM
Mixing childhood playfulness with adult physicality, the familiar events and forms occurring in a basketball court are now incorporated with different memories from a shattered world.

#5: Site-Specific Dance Workshop with Kinesis Project dance theatre's Melissa Riker
BREATHING WITH STRANGERS
JOIN THE WORKSHOP at 1:55 PM | 3:55 PM | 5:55 PM
Melissa Riker guides audiences in a quickly creative, narrative experience on the historic railway ties. She asks you to consider the quiet of a subway car, music in your ears. Now, think of the best moment you’ve witnessed between New Yorkers. Whether in an audience, on a bus, or in a quick conversation on the street, our time with strangers is how urban lives move forward.

 

GANTRY PLAZA STATE PARK
Start at Gantry Plaza

#6: House Of Ninja
PEER/PIER
WATCH THE PERFORMANCE at 1:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 5:00 PM | 7:00 PM
Peer/Pier is a meeting in vogue, an homage to the art form's origin and a showcase of its presence. The fluidity of the water we are surrounded by is embodied in the clothes worn and movement executed. The pier is a place of exploration and freedom. At the pier we have always vogued down and in vogue we are all equal. At the pier we are peers.

#7: Renegade Performance Group
LANDING
WATCH THE PERFORMANCE at 1:10 PM | 3:10 PM | 5:10 PM | 7:10 PM
Landing is a sonic and visual experience inspired by social issues of climate, immigration, migration, and segregation over time, a meditation on the realities too many people face internationally, domestically, and in NYC.

#8: Donofrio Dance Company
OTHER
WATCH THE PERFORMANCE at 1:25 PM | 3:25 PM | 5:25 PM | 7:25 PM
OTHER examines the knowing and awareness that we aren’t alone, but a part of a greater existence and connected reality.

#9: Sarah Chien
PATHWAY

WATCH THE PERFORMANCE at 1:40 PM | 3:40 PM | 5:40 PM | 7:40 PM
A supported solo, Pathway focuses on one woman's journey to patiently but insistently carve her own way through the world. Using breathe, rhythm and movement, live vocalist Amelia Lang-Wallace and dancer Sarah Chien open a playful path and invite the audience to experience it for themselves.

#10: Sarah Elgart | Arrogant Elbow
SHAPE OF MEMORY

WATCH THE PERFORMANCE at 1:50 PM | 3:50 PM | 5:50 PM | 7:50 PM
Shape of Memory is inspired by the notion that light from a star is memory made visible. Melding scale/color/distance of the iconic Pepsi sign, it explores how memory inhabits the body and self, individually and collectively, offering a new memory as an anecdote to the unstoppable passage of time.

#11: Site-Specific Dance Workshop with Parcon NYC's Cecilia Fontanesi
SPACE PILLARS
JOIN THE WORKSHOP at 2:05 PM | 4:05 PM | 6:05 PM
Cecilia Fontanesi invites participants to explore the space around the dazzling Pepsi-Cola sign facing the East River. Everyone will be encouraged to move in different ways, walking, running, jumping, rolling, and crawling, literally in touch with each other and with the sign's pillars, through hands, forearms, heads, shoulders, backs, hips, and feet. Together we will reflect on what it means to be given space, to hold it, and to intersect the space of others.

 

QUEENSBRIDGE PARK
Start at the Playground

#12: Kate Harpootlian and artists
PLAY
WATCH THE PERFORMANCE at 1:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 5:00 PM | 7:00 PM

“I am convinced that most people do not grow up . . . We marry and dare to have children and call that growing up. I think what we do is mostly grow old. We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias.” - Maya Angelou

#13: A Lady in the House Co.
R A L L Y
WATCH THE PERFORMANCE at 1:10 PM | 3:10 PM | 5:10 PM | 7:10 PM
The role of one key player in a team sport, the responsibility one has on a team, the interdependency experienced, how impossible one person can play a team sport, how each individual on a team is necessary to maintain balance, the point of view of one player seen separately.

#14: Douglas Dunn + Dancers
PORTAL

WATCH THE PERFORMANCE at 1:25 PM | 3:25 PM | 5:25 PM | 7:25 PM
Dressed in white, nineteen people will dance in and out of unison on and around the stairway at Queensbridge Park, making use of the steps and the pathways that are part of the architecture.

#15: AnA Collaborations
SEEKING LOVE

WATCH THE PERFORMANCE at 1:40 PM | 3:40 PM | 5:40 PM | 7:40 PM
What's hot, saxy, and sticky all over? An afternoon in the month of August spent with two gooey-eyed romantics, and a clownin' quirky saxophonist. Was it fate and $1 slice of pizza that brought these three suckers to the city of dreams? Or simply a sad coincidence that leaves them wondering why they ever moved to a city where they can't ever get any sleep?

#16: Site-Specific Dance Workshop with Christopher Núñez
MOVE YOUR NUMBER
JOIN THE WORKSHOP at 1:55 PM | 3:55 PM | 5:55 PM
Christopher Núñez creates a choreographic game on the volleyball court of Queensbridge Park. Ten volunteers from the audience will be invited to take a number and improvise a movement that the whole audience will learn, one at the time. After all 10 volunteers execute their individual movement, everyone gathered for the experience will create their own choreographic score using at three of the learned movements.

 

SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
Start inside the park's south entrance

#17: Sophie Maguire & Emma Wiseman
MIMOSA PUDICA

WATCH THE PERFORMANCE at 1:00 PM | 3:00 PM | 5:00 PM | 7:00 PM
mimosa pudica utilizes stillness, humor and costume to create a multi-scalar interpretation of the interactions that take place in and on the forest floor.

#18: Javier Padilla & The Movement Playground
FULL, FLOCK, FOLK, TOGETHER
WATCH THE PERFORMANCE at 1:10 PM | 3:10 PM | 5:10 PM | 7:10 PM
Bodies in transition. Bodies reconstructing. Bodies introducing. Bodies traveling. These are the stories of bodies who have been taken away from their homes, abandoned in distant lands. full, flock, folk, together narrates a woven tale of loss, memories, hope and community through the lens of immigrants.

#19: Babacar Top/TopdanceCompany
ANGER OF BULIMIA
WATCH THE PERFORMANCE at 1:25 PM | 3:25 PM | 5:25 PM | 7:25 PM
Anger of bulimia explores the concept of what it mean to be selfish and the struggles that come with resisting it. African dance is a source we draw from order to flee the hunger of greed.

#20: Ladies of Hip-Hop Festival
GENTRIFICATION OF MY BEAT

WATCH THE PERFORMANCE at 1:40 PM | 3:40 PM | 5:40 PM | 7:40 PM
Along with the global growth of the Hip-Hop culture has come a watering down, a loss of sorts, of the culture itself. The connection to the music is being lost as the dance continues to grow beyond its roots. The real understanding, the marriage of the beat, the music and the dance is being “renovated”, changed to appeal to the masses . . . it is being gentrified!

#21: Fleuve | Espace danse
THE BREATH OF DAWN

WATCH THE PERFORMANCE at 1:50 PM | 3:50 PM | 5:50 PM | 7:50 PM
The Breath of Dawn is an invitation to experience the communion between dance and the energy of the sunrise. The performance embodies a collective homage to the natural world that surrounds us. Choreography and movements are inspired by nature elements like seagrass, wind, rocks, tides and birds.

#22: Site-Specific Dance Workshop with The Equus Projects' JoAnna Mendl Shaw
HANDS ON, EYES ON, BODIES MOVING
JOIN THE WORKSHOP at 2:05 PM | 4:05 PM | 6:05 PM
JoAnna Mendl Shaw leads participants in creating a kinetic partnership WITH the stone platform in Socrates Sculpture Park. A short exploration of the basics of creating a choreographic score, participants will be perform a movement motif, phrase or physical task in order to focus on a specific quality of the site.