COMPANY XIV ANNOUNCES 2018-2019 SEASON
Rick Miramontez / Pete Sanders
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
OPENS 2018-2019 SEASON WITH A RETURN VISIT OF
“FERDINAND: BOYLESQUE BULLFIGHT”
A SULTRY STRIPTEASE MIX OF DANCE, THEATER AND NIGHTLIFE
INSPIRED BY THE STORY OF FERDINAND
FOLLOWED BY RETURN HOLIDAY ENGAGEMENT OF THEIR ACCLAIMED
A BAROQUE BURLESQUE CONFECTION
AND SPRING ENGAGEMENT OF THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
“QUEEN OF HEARTS”
INSPIRED BY ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
ALL DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY AUSTIN MCCORMICK
New York, NY (August 13, 2018) – Company XIV (Austin McCormick, Artistic Director) announces their 2018-2019 season kicking off with the return engagement of Ferdinand: Boylesque Bullfight inspired by the story of Ferdinand the Bull. This mix of dance and theater will be presented at their home, Theatre XIV, 383 Troutman Street in Bushwick (L Train to Jefferson Street stop). Previews will begin on September 6th, 2018 with official opening night set for Sunday, September 9th (8 PM). Ferdinand will play through October 28th.
Under the direction and choreography by Austin McCormick, the Company features Ryan Redmond as Ferdinand, Marcy Richardson as El Matador and Laszlo Major as the Bumble Bee along with Nicholas Katen, Scott Schneider, Ian Spring, Mark Osmundsen and Jacoby Pruitt.
Creatives include costume and set design by Zane Pihlstrom, lighting design by Jeanette Yew and makeup design by Sarah Cimino.
Ferdinand reimagines the 1936 classic children’s tale by Munro Leaf as an erotic mostly all-male baroque-burlesque spectacle. Roll around the Spanish hillside, then enjoy a bullfight in the XIV ring where our ferocious, fertile matador challenges dear Ferdinand to a duel. Will he rise to the occasion or succumb to the field of flowers?
There will be no better place to spend the holidays than at Company XIV’s Nutcracker Rouge. This acclaimed show which received a Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience, has been hailed as “dazzling and genius by the New York Times, “the greatest homage ever” by the Huffington Post and “the perfect hot date” by Time Out NY. This sparkling reimaging of the beloved Nutcracker Ballet told with erotic, sensual and opulent flair will begin previews on November 9th with an opening on Thursday, November 15th. This special holiday engagement will run through January 13th.
The world-premiere of Queen of Hearts will begin previews on Friday, March 29, 2019 with and opening set for Thursday, April 4. The show will run through May 5th. You are invited to fall down the rabbit hole in this new production inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. This reimagining includes circus, opera, magic and dance.
Austin McCormick created Company XIV in 2006 wowing critics and audiences alike with a unique blend of circus, vaudeville, burlesque, dance, ballet, opera, live music and lavish design. The company’s productions of Nutcracker Rouge and Cinderella have become favorites. Austin’s other credits include choreography for the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Canadian Opera Company, The Juilliard School, Guggenheim Works in Progress, Gotham Chamber Opera and the Kennedy Center. Mr. McCormick is currently choreographing the Metropolitan Opera production of Camille Saint-Saenes’ Samson et Dalila, directed by Tony® Award winner Darko Tresnjek which begins performances on September 24th.
For information including show times and tickets, go to www.companyxiv.com
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