Inside the Armory

Friday, January 29, 2010

There’s nothing like being invited into someone’s home – especially when that home is the cavernous, history-rich Park Avenue Armory.

On Friday, February 19, Moving Theater will hold its final dress rehearsal for “Armory Show,” developed during the company’s residency there.

MT’s Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly, who co-created the work, have invited 25 lucky P. Clubbers to join them as guests for this run-through, which starts at 8 p.m. Please RSVP directly in the comments section in order to secure a spot.

After the performance we can all stick around for a cheap cash bar reception in MT’s studio, and some lively discussions between us and other industry guests. Brennan and Ryan are smart, provocative thinkers about performance (some of you know them from our post-show discussions), and their works, which often hover in the spaces in-between traditional genre categories, come from deep investigations into what it means to be making live art in the contemporary moment.

A bit more about what we’ll be seeing:

"A performance designed for Park Avenue Armory’s landmark rooms, ‘Armory Show’ is a reflection on questions of history, memory, the epic, and the ephemeral. Combining dance, text, and three musical scores commissioned by Moving Theater, ‘Armory Show’ is a reverie and revision at the intersection of public and military space.”

Performances by Jonathan Drillet, Davon Rainey, Marlène Saldana, Jose Tena, Anthony Whitehurst, and ICE | International Contemporary Ensemble

Original music by Nathan Davis, Mario Diaz de León, and Du Yun

“Armory Show” premieres on the 20th, and can also be seen on the 21st, if you can’t make it out Friday. Tickets are $25 for the actual performances, and somehow I suspect there won’t be a cash bar, cheap or otherwise…

Questions, comments? I’m really excited by this one – roaming around the Armory (643 Park Avenue at 67th Street) is one of my favorite things to do. Heck, it might be the only thing I like doing on Park Avenue.


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Comments [37]

Colin Gee

Sadly, though I signed up below, I'll have to go another night. Please remove two heads from the head count.

Feb. 15 2010 10:00 AM

As it turns out, I can make it and would love to attend if there's still room!

Feb. 10 2010 10:04 AM
Claudia La Rocco

Hey All - Great news! The kind folks at MT have upped our head count to 35. We are currently at 36 including myself, and I am checking to see if that's ok. If not we will put the last RSVPer (Martha) on a wait list and see if someone pulls out as we get closer to the date.

You'll all be getting an email from us as it gets closer to the date. That said, if something comes up and you realize you can't make it, or that you only need one ticket (for those who reserved two spots) please holler soonest.


Feb. 05 2010 03:09 PM

any more space ? let me know! (and glad to run into you tonight!)

Feb. 04 2010 11:07 PM
Claudia La Rocco

Hey all ... still awaiting final word from MT. I am told it's *likely* they can let more than the initial 25 in, but not yet certain.

More soon!


Feb. 03 2010 08:23 PM

is there room for one more?

Feb. 03 2010 05:35 PM
Jillian Sweeney

I'd love to join if there's room...

Feb. 02 2010 10:16 AM

I wish I could make it! Looking forward to the post and online discussion.

Feb. 01 2010 02:55 PM
David Savage from New York NY

Can I reserve one ticket for myself please

Feb. 01 2010 02:39 PM
Mindy Bond from NYC

I'd like to go if a spot is still available.

Feb. 01 2010 01:23 PM
MIchele Cipriani from NYC

I"d love to go if there are tickets available.

Feb. 01 2010 11:42 AM
alison P

i am interested in tickets.

Feb. 01 2010 12:16 AM
mgm27 from Los Angeles

I wish! Looking forward to the write-up -


Jan. 31 2010 08:58 PM

i would love to come if there is room...

Jan. 31 2010 06:05 PM
Jillian Sweeney

I'm in, if there's still room.

Jan. 30 2010 08:00 PM

Count me in.

Jan. 30 2010 01:19 PM
jeff wave from nyc

I'd love to attend the performance if there is room. my calendar is finally free. Let me know.


Jan. 30 2010 12:35 PM
Claudia La Rocco

Hey y'all - right now we are at 27, myself included, and I suspect that we can squeeze in. I am checking on that, and to see if there's a possibility of more people being allowed in. I'll let you know as soon as I find out. Stay tuned...

Jan. 30 2010 12:17 PM
Barb Hertel from Inside the Armory

I hope I can squeeze in....1 please!!!

Jan. 30 2010 11:30 AM
Carolyn Hall

Sounds great and I love that space - 2 tickets (myself and Carrie Ahern), please, if there is still room.

Jan. 30 2010 11:28 AM
Steve Blomgren

I'd be delighted to attend (space permitting).

Jan. 30 2010 10:29 AM
Aaron Rosenblum

I'd love to come. 2 tickets please if there is still room. Thanks.

Jan. 30 2010 10:28 AM
Aaron Rosenblum

I'd love to come. 2 tickets please if there is still room. Thanks.

Jan. 30 2010 10:28 AM

I'm in! (If there's room...)

Jan. 30 2010 02:20 AM
Claudia La Rocco

Hooray! Glad so many of you can make it.

Jan. 30 2010 01:10 AM

Sounds awesome! I would love 2 tickets if possible!

Jan. 30 2010 12:22 AM
Nova Benway

I'd love to join, if there's room!

Jan. 30 2010 12:02 AM
Siobhan Burke

2, please. looking forward to it!

Jan. 29 2010 11:40 PM
DJ McDonald

While you're putting down everyone else, please score my name doubly to the dejected lot. Looking forward to doing what the roamans do in roam. Even if that means Park Avenue, too.

Jan. 29 2010 11:21 PM
William Burke

Put me down for two please. Fantastic.

Jan. 29 2010 08:38 PM
Colin Gee

I'd like 2 please, thanks.

Jan. 29 2010 08:27 PM
Leah Schrager

RSVP for 2 please!

Jan. 29 2010 08:20 PM

1 seat. thanks.

Jan. 29 2010 07:28 PM

Count me in!

Jan. 29 2010 07:23 PM
RoseAnne Spradlin

I'd like to reserve 2 spots; thanks!

Jan. 29 2010 07:12 PM

I'd love to come, the Armory is a great space.

Jan. 29 2010 07:11 PM
Sophie Henderson

I look forward to joining the group - sure to be an amazing performance!

Jan. 29 2010 07:03 PM

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