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Folk-s, will you still love me tomorrow?

Co-presented with New York Live Arts

East Coast Premiere
Thu, Oct 1–Sat, Oct 3* at 7:30 pm

New York Live Arts (NYLA)

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Six dancers enter the stage and perform in hypnotic unison in Folk-s, will you still love me tomorrow?, the East Coast debut of Italian performance maker Alessandro Sciarroni. Precise, rhythmically pounding feet and a pair of lederhosen are the only recognizable relics of a centuries-old Bavarian folk dance that is reduced here to its most elemental form.

Working between dance, performance art, and anthropological ritual, Sciarroni deploys the body—in all its sweaty physicality—to push the limits of human potential in this visceral, mesmerizing piece.

*Oktoberfest Special — Sat, Oct 3
Celebrate the traditional Bavarian folk festival with a beer at the Live Gallery cafe at NYLA. Show your ticket at the cafe and get a specially discounted beer before or after the show.


About Alessandro Sciarroni

Alessandro Sciarroni (b. Italy) is a performer, choreographer, and director with a background in visual arts. Since 2007, his work has been performed in 21 European countries, Uruguay, and the United Arab Emirates. In 2013, Folk-s premiered at Rencontres Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis and has now been presented at festivals including the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels and the Festival d’Automne in Paris. In 2013 and 2014, the artist was invited to create two events for the Venice Biennale, directed by Virgilio Sieni. His latest piece, Untitled, premiered in 2014 at the Biennale de la danse in Lyon. He is currently involved in Performing Gender, a European dance project on gender and sexual orientations, and Migrant Body, a dance project that aims to translate a reflection on migration and its cultural impact into choreography.



Co-presented with New York Live Arts and supported by the Italian Cultural Institute New York
Image: Folk-s, will you still love me tomorrow? © Matteo Maffesanti

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