Will The Real Slim-Shady Please Stand Up?, Nothing, or the 10 Most Hauntingly Beautiful Songs of 2017

Performing Arts Center Bessie Schonberg Dance Studio

Open to the public

/ Tuesday

7:30pm-9:00pm

TedX meets A Chorus Line meets That 70’s Show meets Saturday Night Live meets Dance Moms, Raja Feather Kelly and the students of the Sarah Lawrence College Performance Project explore pop-culture and current cultural phenomena and have built a performance that combines, deconstructs, and reimagines dance, stand-up comedy, and devised theatre.

Will The Real Slim-Shady Please Stand Up?, Nothing, or the 10 Most Hauntingly Beautiful Songs of 2017 is meant to challenge its audience (and its creators) to collectively interrogate—and celebrate—its shared relationship to human empathy and personal ethics as expressed in (and distorted by) popular media. By unabashedly appropriating the structures, themes, and aesthetics of reality television, celebrity culture, social media, and the internet, this work synthesizes dance, stand-up comedy, and devised theatre into its own pop-culture phenomena or an overwhelming, over-saturated ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ in which artists and audience alike experience their shared humanity.

A Dance-Theatre production; conceived by Raja Feather Kelly | the feath3r theory; created with Sarah Lawrence College Performance Project students