[WORLD PREMIERE] Bottom feeder

The team at Abrons Arts Center continues to monitor the evolving concerns surrounding COVID-19. To maintain the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and artists, this program is postponed until further notice.
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If you purchased a ticket to this event you may receive a full refund for the price of the ticket. For information or refunds on tickets please contact Justin Faircloth, Audience Services Manager at jfaircloth@henrystreet.org.

Created by performer, teacher and dance maker Molly Poerstel, Bottom feeder is a covenant to the moving body, performed by an all-women cast. The work is limited to the confines of an audience in the round and exposes the effort of the laboring body. What results is a courageous dive into the darkness of dancing a dance that is made in the moment.


Molly Poerstel has been working as a performer, teacher and dance maker for the past nineteen years. Her choreographic works include: Are we a Fossil, and of facings (2016), Stolen Grounds (2014), The Highlands (2014), Hungry Ghost (2013), and Do Beast (2012). As a performer, she’s collaborated with: David Dorfman Dance (05-09); Susan Rethorst; Larissa Velez-Jackson; Ivy Baldwin; Roseanne Spradlin;Jeanine Durning; among others; and currently with Juliana May. She has taught at SUNY Purchase, Dalton School, Nanyang Fine Arts Academy in Singapore, and Eugene Lang College at The New School. She was a 2015 Movement Research Artist in Residence, a 2014 New York Live Arts Studio Series Resident, a 2013 New York Live Arts Fresh Tracks Resident and is a 2018 BAX Parent Grant Recipient.


The 2019-2020 Season at Abrons Arts Center is supported, in part, by generous grants from the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, and other generous Henry Street Settlement funders. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Image Credit: Liz-Schneider Cohen