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Creations

NYBG
Wonderland Nights

Thistle Dance is positively mad about joining NYBG as they present Wonderland: Curious Nature.

A full cast of characters on the scene and specialty themed cocktails make for the perfect evening out. In a spectacular show of rhythm and delight, Thistle Dance invites you to let loose during the Mad Hatter’s dance party.

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Poison & Pearls

Thistle Dance presents a spectacle as spirited as the accompanying cocktails. Sip on something from the alluring Bathtub Gin as we whirl through Wonderland and witness three mesmerizing acts that inspire Alice to venture further down the rabbit hole and out the other side. Join us for an unforgettable evening through the looking glass as we catch a glimpse of Alice and her friends -

bare, beautiful, and wonderfully wild

The Art of Sin

Created by Thistle Dance, The Art of Sin is a spooky, immersive dance experience that spans the three floors of the Jefferson Market New York Public Library. 

This October, an exhibition of iniquity explores the entwined relationships between the seven deadly sins. Shadow them floor-by-floor and room-to-room for an unrepentantly provocative night. Dancers will reframe what are often considered our worst parts and unveil each sin in its own skin.

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GILDED

Before she was Helen of Troy, she was a woman whose head and heart were waging their own war. The Grecian myth gets a provocative retelling in the bookless, dance-and-music extravaganza GILDED. Described by the Washington Post as "a world of flirtation, ritual and power play", GILDED follows Helen's experience as the powerful, bronze age queen she was and the sensual journey that sealed her into history.

GILDED premiered at the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C. where it won Best Dance. Most recently, GILDED gave an Industry Presentation Off Broadway at BAM, and is being presented as a short film. 

Lachesism

n. the desire to be struck by disaster—to survive a plane crash, to lose everything in a fire, to plunge over a waterfall—which would put a kink in the smooth arc of your life, and forge it into something hardened and flexible and sharp, not just a stiff prefabricated beam that barely covers the gap between one end of your life and the other.

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Sinderella

A SINGLE LETTER SHIFTS THE WHOLE STORY

Once upon a time, the fairy tales told were darker and didn’t always have happy endings. They reflected lives that were fraught with everyday dangers and the fantastical unknown. Thistle challenges the since-simplified story of good little girl and evil step-mother in Sinderella.

This is a nuanced look at the complexities of non-nuclear family dynamics and examines the lengths to which we will go in order to be a “happy family”.

GRADIENT

Sexuality is a spectrum...finding your place is a process.

GRADIENT follows the protagonist on her excursion through a wonderland of sexuality, gender identity, and expression as she tries to find her place. GRADIENT’s main character is a Bi woman, who is secure in the fact that she has come out but can’t seem to find her place in the community.

 

Through her journey, she navigates the “almost fits” of friend groups and combats the myths, mislabeling, and erasure that come with being Bisexual to find the places and people she loves and that love her back. Ultimately, this piece centers an underrepresented protagonist and addresses the necessary complexities within our communities as we move towards acceptance and celebration.

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GILDED

Before she was Helen of Troy, she was a woman whose head and heart were waging their own war. The Grecian myth gets a provocative retelling in the bookless, dance-and-music extravaganza GILDED. Described by the Washington Post as "a world of flirtation, ritual and power play", GILDED follows Helen's experience as the powerful, bronze age queen she was and the sensual journey that sealed her into history.

GILDED premiered at the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington D.C. where it won Best Dance. Most recently, GILDED gave an Industry Presentation Off Broadway at BAM, and is being presented as a short film. 

FTWRK

The internationally acclaimed quarantine dance film about

the feet, the roots, and the way forward. 

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UNRAVELL'D

Lost in the labyrinth, with hope suspended by a single thread, Ariadne and Theseus desperately seek to find each other.


UNRAVELL'D was created in collaboration with and produced by

Prospect Theater Company 

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