Grand Lady Dance House: Actress Fury

September 13–16, 2014

Saturday at 4pm, Sunday at 7pm, Tuesday at 8pm
Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Co-presented with Los Angeles Performance Practice
as part of Live Arts Exchange [LAX]

“It’s refreshing to see female performers being this bold.” —Village Voice

Set inside an actual dressing room, Actress Fury is the unruly passion play of one tormented actress as she wrestles with her own deep-seated desire to be extraordinary. Sourcing three narratives of highly ambitious characters—Sophocles’ Ajax, the diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky, and the recollections of abstract painter Bridget Riley—dramatic threads unfurl through dance to reveal an anti-strategy about being female and an artist in the wake of third wave feminism.

Created by Jennie MaryTai Liu with Hannah Heller and Alexa Weir
Performed by Hannah Heller, Jennie MaryTai Liu and Alexa Weir
Music by Julia Bembenek and Mark Nieto/ COMBAT!
Original visual design by Tanya Brodsky
Costumes by Wendy Yang Bailey
Creative assistance by Ben Gullard

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Presented with generous support from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.