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Where breakdance meets classical music! The Berlin-based four-time breakdance world champion Flying Steps and renowned opera director Christoph Hagel prove that breakdancing and classical music are the perfect match – with their fascinating musical performance, FLYING BACH. This one-of-a-kind, innovative adaptation of Johannes Sebastian Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier" breaks down the barriers between high and urban culture. FLYING BACH is the first breakdance show to have won an ECHO Klassik special award, Germany´s most important award in the music industry. To this day, FLYING BACH has toured 35 countries – from the USA to Kazakhstan, from Australia to Japan to Finland – and fascinated more than 1 million people. Note by note. Step by step. With piano, harpsichord and electronic beats. With head spins, power moves and freezes. And with a love story of its own. Learn more about the global phenomenon here.
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Reviews & Quotes:
"A tremendous show!“ – DIE WELT
"A daring experiment with phenomenal success!“ – SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Two different worlds merging into one furious, incomparable show of music, acrobatics and dance.“ – FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE SONNTAGSZEITUNG
"Flying Steps give wings to the spirit of the fugues by rejuvenating them with a sense of gravity and sensuality, making Bach's music understandable again.“ – KIELER NACHRICHTEN
|CIRCUS ABYSSINIA: ETHIOPIAN DREAMS & TULU
ETHIOPIAN DREAMS: Surreal and joy-driven, accompanied by a soundscape that draws on Ethiopia’s rich musical past and present, Circus Abyssinia is a tale of the circus, told through stunning ensemble feats of acrobatics, contortion and juggling. Inspired by the story of Bibi and Bichu, the show revolves around two little Ethiopian brothers whose one wish, to run away with the circus, is granted by the Man in the Moon. Transported by their lunar benefactor, the boys navigate – and participate in! – the daredevil wonders of the circus. They are far from alone; the ring, like the spotlight of a moon, reveals glimpses of other stories and dreams: acrobatic narratives that unfold without words and intertwine with their own. These narrative threads entwine, even threaten to ensnare, but ultimately lead towards an extraordinary possibility: an out-and-out Ethiopian circus and a phenomenal new Ethiopian tradition.
TULU: Circus Abyssinia (Ethiopian Dreams) returns, running circles around the competition in a high-spirited spectacle of speed, sport and skill! One for the history books, Tulu honors Ethiopian runner Derartu Tulu’s trailblazing 1992 gold medal win with a nonstop marathon of aerial acts and all the excitement of the Olympic Games. Juggling flags and flames to the sounds of ’70s funk and modern-day Ethio-pop, this tribute to teamwork showcases the incredible athleticism and artistry of the Ethiopian circus and the pride that Tulu’s triumph inspired.
As teens, brothers Bibi Tesfamariam and Bichu Shimellis spotted a teacher juggling oranges on the school playground. The pair joined in the action and haven’t stopped since! Inspired by their own childhood dreams of joining a circus, the duo has sponsored Circus Wingate, a circus school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, since 2010. There, they discovered the talented Konjowoch Troupe and formed Circus Abyssinia, the first Ethiopian circus made by and for Ethiopian artists. Now Circus Abyssinia, with two shows Tulu and Ethiopian Dreams, tours the world and showcases the extraordinary ability and charisma of Ethiopian circus artists who honor their heritage and culture while embracing death-defying feats. Learn more about their journey here.
Circus Abyssinia: Tulu isa high-spirited spectacle of speed, sport and skill! "★★★★ Sensational entertainment" -The Times, London
Pure circus gold" -The Scotsman
"★★★★ Circus skills of the highest caliber!” -The Stage
ERYC TAYLOR DANCE'S FACTORY|REFRACTORY
Eryc Taylor Dance (ETD) presents a new world premiere immersive dance theatre performance entitled Factory|Refractory. The piece is a multi-media, multi-sensory dance tribute to NYC and the artists who defined its nightlife in the mid-1990s. Experience an odyssey of art, addiction, recovery, and destiny. Attendees follow the story of a young, impressionable artist in a new city full of exhilarating passions and deadly vices, with live-feed projections enhancing the journey. The work is created for nightclubs, alternative spaces, and traditional theaters and festivals seeking thrilling, cutting-edge entertainment blended with '90s throwback nostalgia.
Factory|Refractory was conceived by Artistic Director Eryc Taylor, inspired by his observations and experiences in 1990s nightlife, and created in collaboration with the dancers. The show is a tribute to NYC’s club kid scene and a nod to Andy Warhol's Factory events. The mid-1990s was popularized by dance club personalities still working in today's entertainment and fashion scene. These artistic and fashion-conscious creatives were most notable for their flamboyant and eccentric costumes. As a cabaret-style, multi-sensory experience in four parts, Factory/Refractory addresses addiction, mental health, struggle, recovery, and destiny. These themes are inspiring forces that shaped Taylor's choreography and vision, with original scores by Daniel Tobias reflecting the time and mood of the work as a whole. To discover more about ETD & Factory|Refractory, visit etd.nyc.
Drumstruck is the first interactive drum-theatre experience with a drum in every seat so that the audience becomes part of the show. Drumstruck presents exhilarating traditional African beats, a multi-talented world-class cast and uncontainable, explosive energy! It has been hailed "STOMP meets The Lion King," by critics at the Edinburgh Fringe. The interactive musical extravaganza was created in 2002 by South African entrepreneur Warren Lieberman and Kathy-Jo Wein and is the theatrical version of the team-building performance group Drum Café, which brings companies together through playing the djembe as a means of encouraging unity. The first show was held at the Theatre on Mandela Square in Johannesburg. The show creates a sense of Africa that is undeniably genuine and heartfelt. South African music and culture play a significant part in the show and are interwoven with West African rhythms to give it a truly unique flavor and sound. It takes its audiences on a journey through South Africa through drums, gumboot dancing, Zulu dancing and song. Each audience member is provided with their own djembe and gets to play and sing along with the show, representing the sharing of music present in African music.
“I’m dumbstruck for Drumstruck!” — Dolly Parton
“Slotting in somewhere between Stomp! and The Lion King, Drumstruck delivers on every level"
|NEW YORK ARAB FESTIVAL (NYAF)
New York City’s first Arab and Arab American art and culture festival celebrating the song, dance, fashion, performance, ideas, and cuisine that have made Arab heritage part of American heritage.
While the history of the earliest Arab immigration to the US predates the Declaration of Independence, the rich cultural heritage of Arabs and Arab Americans remains marginalized. NYAF fights the erasure of Arab and Arab American identity in New York City by celebrating Arab art, culture, and heritage. NYAF was founded by Arab, American, and Arab American artists, creators, and policymakers in New York to address cultural erasure, urban inequality, and artistic injustice. Its inaugural edition launched in April 2022, honoring the month of Ramadan and the Biden administration’s recognition of National Arab American Heritage Month. NYAF presents artists from diverse backgrounds, showcasing the intersectionality of the Arab identity across myriad cultural backgrounds, including African, Asian, Jewish, Mediterranean, Muslim, and others.
NYAF presents live performances, fashion and beauty, pop-up exhibitions, live concerts, a robust program of virtual exhibitions, NFT drops, music events, and panels exploring arts and urbanism. The festival highlights Arab and Arab American artists and creators, including visual artist Ahmed El Shaer, fashion designer Mona Hamid and her brand of gender-fluid designs Monzlapur, designer and artist Layal Srouji, composer Nadah El Shazly, choreographers Nadia Khayrallah and Esraa Warda, and musicians including Brooklyn Maqam’s Sami Abu Shumays and Zahra Al Zubaidi.
NYAF is developed by HaRaKa Platform, an international performance platform based in New York City, Berlin, and Cairo and operated by performance artists of immigrant backgrounds. NYAF is powered by Wizara, a blockchain-based ecosystem and Web3 creative studio. Other key partners include The Invisible Dog Art Center, La Mama Theatre, New York University’s Performance Studies Department, Catalog music platform, MyKali, Simsara, Kuchar&Co, and Ma3azef, among others. The inaugural edition of NYAF (2022) is curated by Adham Hafez, and the RASEEF program for public arts is curated by Adam Kucharski.
NYAF managing director: Marwa Seoudi
|BREAK THE TANGO
Break the Tango is the new, international sensation created by the world renowned German Cornejo (Tango Fire, Milonga, Immortal Tango) and Buzz Mier. First performed at and produced by MAAG Music & Arts in Zurich, Switzerland in 2016, this international smash hit combines breathtaking Tango, ballet, acrobatics and even an aerial duet, with the raw power of astonishing street dance, to portray the urban life of modern day Argentina in such a way the world has yet to see - until now. The live band and phenomenal singers perform songs from Beyoncé to Shakira and Radiohead to Adele, with a Tango twist, as well as updated stylings of beloved Tango favorites, and "neo tango," such as Otros Aires.
Currently starring in his solo show playing at New World Stages with new stories and themes every month, Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo opened September 2019 to rave reviews with critics calling him “Master Storyteller” (New York Times); “Entertaining… with a heavy dose of self-deprecation! There is only one Katsura Sunshine!” (New Yorker); and “Katsura Sunshine’s Rakugo is charming, thoughtful, and is guaranteed to bring a bit of sparkle” (Broadway World).
Drag Cosplay Superstar and hostess with the mostest Oriana Peron has become a hit sensation across the nation at Anime and Pop Culture Conventions as well as Drag performances, clubs and bars, festivals and more. The unique benefits of hosting Oriana Peron for your convention or event is that what she brings to the table is all-inclusive for any gender, race, background, sexuality and expression, including EVERYONE and isolating NO ONE. Drag and Drag competitions have become mainstream and are beloved by all as a "True American Pastime" (New York Magazine). Oriana's Drag and panel offerings uplift and support the LGBTQIA communities but are open to all and are based in joy, self-expression and pure entertainment. Because of this, her Drag Races and Drag Shows have garnered crowds of hundreds to 3,000 attendees and packed conference rooms and Main Stages to beyond capacity. It is a wonderful alternative offering that is appealing to all, and the back to back events over the weekend -- Drag Race (one night) and Drag Show (the next) -- gives the opportunity for the winners of the Drag Race to take the Main Stage and perform with the pros. Additionally, as a professional costumer/designer and make-up artist, her panels offer insight on how to make those incredible costume creations and make-up expressions yourself. We are also very open to working with local queer and Drag artists and figureheads who could serve as guest judges (Drag Race) and guest performers (Drag Show).
Google Drive file with Cosplay and Con Events Gallery, One Sheet of offerings, and videos.
Press feature and interview with Oriana Peron for Anime News Network.
Oriana Peron can offer individual, a la carte presentations or up to 10 hours of up to 20 hours of event and panel options to choose from over the course of a weekend convention including:
*Exclusive Representation for Anime and Pop Culture Conventions
Cirque-tacular Entertainment is a premiere New York City based acrobatic and specialty entertainment company. Through thousands of performances in the last ten years, their work has been enjoyed in over 70 countries, by millions live, in conjunction with the most recognized brands, venues, and arts organizations of our age. Injoy Entertainment currently represents: The Art of Circus, Snowkus Pocus, Cirque ExODDus, Cirque-tacular World, Spooktacular, Spring-A-Ding DING! and Mantryx. Cirque-tacular is also available for custom created events and bespoke entertainment.
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|JOHN EPPERSON: THE ARTIST PRINCIPALLY KNOWN AS LYPSINKA
John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka is a classic entertainment filled with stories, tunes, and a twist. Join John Epperson, aka The Goddess of Showbiz Lypsinka, at the piano in a jam-packed musical memoir as he sings, tickles the keys, and ricochets from Sondheim to rap, and from transgender icon Christine Jorgenson to Rodgers and Hammerstein. Called, "An evening of wonderful music and humor presented by a very talented classy gentleman," by the Times Square Chronicles and hailed as "A particular treat. Superdiva not required," by The New York Times, this evening proves, "Without Lypsinka, his personal artistry in this performance showed that he is able to wow an audience as himself." (Broadway World)
|BAD BOYS OF BALLET
Thrilling audiences around the world since 2008, choreographer Adrienne Canterna (Rock the Ballet, Romeo and Juliet) brings together the most incredible dancers in the USA to create an original, exciting, and brilliantly entertaining show that exhibits versatility and skill that is currently unparalleled: BAD BOYS OF BALLET (with one HOT girl!). As semi finalists on AMERICA's GOT TALENT, the company is powerfully dynamic and features masterful choreography that fuses all of today's most popular dance styles such as contemporary, jazz, musical theater, ballet, hip-hop, martial arts, and gravity-defying acrobatics. BAD BOYS OF BALLET are ideal for classic dance lovers as well as younger generations eager to experience the energy of a music video in person. BAD BOYS OF BALLET gets audiences dancing in their seats and is perfect for exclusive one-night performances or extended runs by electrifying audiences with the hottest pop and rock music, mesmerizing technique, and world-class athleticism.
|BILLIE HOLIDAY STORY with
Starring Nina Kristofferson as Billie Holiday, this musical play is a brilliant cocktail of songs and stories from Billie Holiday’s life woven through the haunting memories that plagued her. The show takes you through the high’s and lows of Billie Holiday’s career punctuation each story with some of her greatest hits like God Bless The Child, Good Morning Heartache, Strange Fruit, Don’t Explain, All of Me and many more.
|LORD OF THE DANCE
In the Fall/Winter 2015/16, InJoy Entertainment's Cindy Sibilsky acted as US Representative for the Broadway run of Michael Flatley's LORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMES at the Lyric Theater. This epic event was both the company, LORD OF THE DANCE and international dance superstar/creator/producer, Michael Flatley's, first time on Broadway. It was also the last for the iconic performer, the highest paid dancer of all time and world record breaking superstar, who used the limited Broadway run and last US tour as his final bow of an astonishing career as a dancer on the world's stage.
by Andromeda Turre
Kiss Me is the story of one woman's search for the last first kiss. Andromeda takes you on a journey around the world as she finds the love she needed within herself to be able to find the man who feels like home...while running into some interesting characters along the way! With a sound that is a cross between Sting, Sade, Amel Larriuex, and Adele, Kiss Me is a collection of all original songs written and performed by the sexy songstress with her all-star band.
The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe is a unique and wildly theatrical musical play combining haunting music, poetic storytelling, and stunning stagecraft to tell the fascinating and moving life story of iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). A literary rock star in his day, Poe struggled with tragedy and addiction, poverty and loss, yet produced some of the world’s most original, visionary and enduring literature before dying in unexplained circumstances at the age of 40. At once gorgeous and grotesque, Nevermore blurs the line between fact and fiction, exploring the events that shaped Poe’s character and career and giving powerful expression to Poe’s words “all that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” Nevermore is written, composed, and directed by Catalyst Theatre’s Artistic Director, Jonathan Christenson. The physical world of Nevermore – including sets, costumes, and lighting – is designed by Bretta Gerecke. The production features choreography by Laura Krewski, sound design by Wade Staples, and voice, speech and text direction by Betty Moulton. InJoy Entertainment, in collaboration with Vice President William Welles' New Goth City website, was brought onboard to manage "alternative lifestyle marketing" to reach out to the Goth and Steampunk communities and its members.
Full of energy and bursting with fun, this international hit features over 70 a cappella and beat box versions of the songs you and your whole family love, including favorites from Madonna, Queen and even Mozart! No instruments, no sound effects—just eight incredible talents breathing life into the greatest music on Earth! This Award-Winning musical, theatrical spectacle (NYC 2012-Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Theatrical Experience) had a year-long run in NYC and enjoyed its first 35 city-wide first US Tour in 2013. Now the Voca People are back for their 2nd American Tour. Audiences across USA from Houston to Florida to San Francisco could not get enough of the Voca People , giving the show standing ovations, encouraging 3-4 encores, calling the show "One of the best performances ever!" and demanding "Please bring them back!"
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