"Anopas" by Compagnie Art MoveConcept (France)

  • PS21 "Open Air " Pavilion Theater

    2980 New York 66
    Chatham, New York 12037
Ticket Price $0.00-$30.00 This event is now over

Children and Youth under 18 - Free / $20 PS21 Members (no ticketing fees)/ $30 General 

Through its fusion of hip-hop and contemporary dance with elements of silent comedy, mime, and circus arts, the twelve dancers of Art Move Concept, founded by Soria Rem and Mehdi Ouachek, blend and blur established genres to create movement that expands and enriches our sense of the range of physical and emotional possibility. Inspired by the great silent comedians—Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times is a seminal influence, as are Buster Keaton and the contemporary mime, clown, and performance artist Slava Polunin—Anopas is as humorous as it is melancholic, exploring the difficulties and the joys of the artistic process.

The work invites the viewer into the intimate recesses of the artistic journey, sown with doubts and fears, but also budding with hope. Like the creators’ recent Exit and Fli, Anopas explores the realm of dreams and inner conflict, but this time the choreographers fashion their characters and narrative arc from the dancers’ personal journeys. In work that heightens appreciation of the physical and emotional range of movement-based performance, Art Move Concept unifies three art forms PS21 champions: dance, music, and theater, with an undercurrent of contemporary circus.


Attendees will be required to provide proof of full vaccination (two shots and at least one booster), or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of performance, or a negative antigen test the day of the event. Masks are optional.

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PS21 "Open Air " Pavilion Theater

2980 New York 66
Chatham, New York 12037 PS21 "Open Air " Pavilion Theater
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A vibrant center for contemporary performance in the Hudson Valley, PS21 “presents work that challenges and invites” (The New York Times): adventurous productions by leading and emerging American and international artists in music, dance, and theater, and visionaries creating entirely new genres. On our open-air Pavilion Theater stage, across our expansive, unspoiled grounds, and in the diverse surrounding communities, PS21 cultivates and presents productions that transcend aesthetic boundaries and revitalize existing artistic languages and grammars. Throughout the year, we host developmental residencies for dancers, musicians, actors, and creators of original, even unclassifiable new work. Rooted in community collaboration, PS21’s programming engages creatively with critical global and social issues. It is a mecca for innovative and original artistic voices, a destination for performance that can be experienced nowhere else in the region. PS21’s Pavilion Theater is a green-energy marvel surrounded by 100 acres of unspoiled meadows, trails, and woodlands that are a haven to wildlife and visitors across the region.  Integrated into our unspoiled campus, the theater embodies our commitments to the public: open, inviting, and optimized for their enjoyment and encouraging citizen expression and participation.


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