New York, NY
November 16–18, 2018

The word “menagerie” derives from the French word “menage,” defined as a strange or diverse collection of people or things in a household unit. Menagerie is a co-creation with choreographer Shamel Pitts and visual artist/director Deville Cohen. This new work explores the quixotic individuality of each of the six dancers of Gibney Dance Company. Taking cues from Tennessee Williams’s “The Glass Menagerie”, Pitts and Cohen exaggerate the performers’ differences by researching movement that amplifies their sense of self, and then resurface the possibility of a space where each of them can live and thrive inside of a given collection of objects and environments, while negotiating their individuality.