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Highly Recommended by the The New York Times
and Featured in Time Out New York!

Brian Rogers
Hot Box

Saturday, September 15
Monday, September 17–Saturday, September 22 at 8pm
Sold Out
The Chocolate Factory

Thursday & Friday, September 13 & 14 at 8pm

Sold Out: Sept 13 & 14

Co-presented with the Chocolate Factory

Hot Box is loud, dark, foggy, sweaty, hot, drunk, and very live. Inspired by movies such as Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now and Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo, a considerably drunk Brian Rogers projects real-time images of himself and another performer via a live video feed. Disjointed sounds accompany the images, creating a violently noisy sense of disorder. Within this immersive, chaotic environment, Rogers seeks to create a focused stillness that exists amidst, even in spite of, the mayhem.

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Recent Buzz & Reviews

Les inRockuptibles
With this stunning 2012 edition, Crossing the Line deserves to have an alter ego in France that is able to return the compliment to the talent of young American artists.
Scènes: Manhattan transfert
Patrick Sourd, November 7, 2012

Hot Box
Sept 22, 2012

The New York Times
Dance Listings for Sept. 21-27:
Highly Recommended, DD Dorvillier and Brian Rogers

Sept 20, 2012

The New York Times
Sure the Artist Is Drunk, but He’s Sweating It Off: Brian Rogers’s ‘Hot Box’ at Chocolate Factory
Brian Seibert , Sept 20, 2012

Time Out New York
Critics' Picks: Brian Rogers; Recommended Dance Listings: Brian Rogers
Sept 20–26, 2012

New York Post Blog
'Hot Box' and 'Einstein on the Beach' put the audience in charge
Elisabeth Vincentelli , Sept 18, 2012

New York Post
Drunks & stunts enliven fest
Elisabeth Vincentelli , Sept 18, 2012

The New York Times
Dance Listings for Sept. 14-20,
Highly Recommended: Faustin Linyekula, Brian Rogers

September 13, 2012

Talking “Hot Box” with Brian Rogers and Madeline Best
Maura Donohue, September 11, 2012

The New York Times
Fall Dance Preview: Crossing the Line, Brian Rogers' "Hot Box," DD Dorvillier/human future dance corps' "Danza Permanente"
Siobhan Burke, September 6, 2012

Time Out New York
Director Brian Rogers and dancer Madeline Best talk about “Hot Box”
Gia Kourlas, September 4, 2012
FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival to Feature HOT BOX in September
August 9, 2012


Ticket Info

Price $15

Venue Info

The Chocolate Factory
5-49 49th Avenue,
Long Island City, NY 11101
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Images:Hot Box © Madeline Best

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