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The Million Underscores
The Brick Presents
by The Million Underscores
August 9th at 8pm
The Observatory is an eclectic collection of dance-theater performances that tumble through the history of humanity’s relationship to the sky and the myriads of projections cast upon it. Developed and presented in short, discrete chapters, the piece continuously shifts genres and performative logics, playing with the limits of the audience’s perception and imagination. From lunar landings to interplanetary sex, alien ballets to Babylonian texts, from the dramas of 16th century Renaissance scientists to the astronomy hot line of Walter Mercado, the show journeys where no man has gone before!
The performers manipulate all the lights and sound from onstage as well as mix improvisation and tightly choreographed material with a constant interest in change and the process of perceptual and conceptual reorganization.
The Million Underscores are taking their first show out of town! The Observatory will be performed in San Francisco at ODC Theater. Come to The Brick for a one night only preview! Let’s launch this project to the west coast and beyond! 3,2,1…BLAST OFF!
Created & Performed by
Hannah Gross, Nicolás Noreña, Erin Mullin and Timothy Scott
with Rainy Fan
The Observatory is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
Photo Courtesy: Jose Miranda
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.