Nellie Tinder’s “Evelyn” at Bushwick Starr
I don’t remember when I first saw Julia May Jonas’s company Nellie Tinder, but I do remember one evening at University Settlement where she presented an excerpt of a dance-theater piece with a live guitarist that was a wonderful blend of humor, choreography and theater. Ever since I’ve tried to make an effort to see what she’s doing and the upcoming Evelyn at Bushwick Starr looks to be a real milestone for this talented writer/director. For this outing she is working with some great collaborators, a veritable “who’s who” of downtown talent, in different capacities – Jon Lundbom, Ryan Holsopple, Jennie MaryTai Liu, Normandy Raven Sherwood, Jess Barbagallo and Andrew Dinwiddie. Looks to be good!
The show is described as “a musical fever-dream” and “…an idiosyncratic genre mash-up and a haunting yet humorously parodic love letter to things past.”
There’s a good preview article on the show over at The Brooklyn Rail.
and here’s a preview video:
FEBRUARY 22-MARCH 10
at the Bushwick Starr
Preview Feb. 21 ($10)