- This event has passed.
February 28 - March 2$15 – $30
The Brick presents
by Naomi Tanner
February 28 – March 2, 2023
An exploration of cyclical behavior and the talk-therapy-industrial complex, RETURN is a solo dance theater work that uses original text, music, and choreography to tell the story of a woman breaking the toxic cycles in her life. Along the way she navigates a rollercoaster romantic love, varying mental health challenges, and the everchanging nature of her trans identity. Additionally, using chance operations, the beginning and end points will be decided at random for each performance.
Created and Performed by Naomi Tanner
“There’s certainly a lot of physical and intellectual rigor in the work, but there’s also a playfulness in its presentation that I think the audience will appreciate.” – Naomi Tanner
Naomi Tanner’s RETURN has been developed over the past two years with support of numerous New York arts organizations such as Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, Chez Bushwick, New Dance Alliance, and Arts On Site.
Find them on socials: @bimbosocialite
Naomi Tanner is an artist-performer-choreographer-composer looking to decenter colonial ideals, initiate imagination, and help people feel really big things. By constantly testing the limits of her mediums, gender-rebellious Naomi is engaged in a commitment with unconventionality. She has been presenting work in New York City since 2017. RETURN will be Naomi’s first evening length solo show and the first time she is composing the entirety of her soundtrack.
Her performance career includes time with thefeath3rtheory (Raja Feather Kelly), The Mariinsky Theater (Isadora World Tour, Vladimir Varnava), Dallas Theater Center (Performer, Assistant to Andy Blankenbeuhler). She is a graduate of Pace University and Booker T Washington HSPVA in Dallas.
The Brick is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We rely on the generosity of our patrons. Consider giving a tax-deductible donation today to help make The Brick a sustainable hub of experimental performance for many years to come. Donate Here or Join Our Patreon
In consideration for the health and safety or our staff members, artists, and audiences, The Brick remains committed to maintaining vaccination requirements and mask mandates for our in-person presentations for the foreseeable future. We ask that all audience members remain masked. All staff and performers will be vaccinated; performers may not be masked. Audience can provide proof of vaccination with a government issued I.D. along with a physical copy or picture of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, the NYC COVID Safe App or the New York State Excelsior Pass. Please be patient with staff.