Midnight Clash

Midnight Clash

6 new dance works. 6 new musicians. Paired at random.
March 6th, 2009

What happens when you give musicians a month to create 10 minutes of original music? What happens when you give choreographers a month to create 10 minutes of original dance? What happens when you put those musicians and choreographers in a room together for the first time. For one night only. In front of a full house? Fresh Ground Pepper answered these questions with the theatrical experiment of the year at Under St. Marks Theatre. Midnight CLASH, as a part of the FRIGID Festival Late Night Series, matched up 6 dancer/choreographers with 6 musicians/bands to create 6 short, brand new dance pieces that will only live in the moment they were created. No one knew what to expect, but the packed house left the east village at 3:00 am feeling inspired and invigorated.

The Musicians
Jerome Ellis and James Monaco, Matt Mazur, Jo Lampert and Damon Duanno, Analo6ue, Drew Vanderburg and Corey Michener, Barrie McClain and Matthew Marsh, and The Black on Brown

The Choreographers
Kelly Samara, Heather Caruso, Jenny Beth Snyder, Ani Niemann, Chloe Kernaghan, Nikki Calonge and Mieke Duffly, and Morgan Murphey

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