[WORLD PREMIERE] NIC Kay: [GET WELL SOON] you black + bluised
[GET WELL SOON] you black + bluised is a continuation of [exercises in getting well soon], a project / meditation based on the loose and often used phrase indicating a hope of recovery. These “exercises” have been articulated as movement, installation, games, endurance, ritual, poetry, and collective action. [GET WELL SOON] you black + bluised is a site specific work that will make use of the architecture and positionally of Abrons Arts Center to wrestle with the “they versus us” paradigm through sound, movement and tableau.
This work will presented in three sections, entitled Prayer, Protest, and A Pieace. The weekend breakdown is as follows:
May 23 | Day One | Prayer
People are invited to the Amphitheater at Abrons Art Center to witness a series of arrivals. This show is outside and will occur, rain or shine.
Cast: Trinity Dawn Bobo, Aye Eckerson, Bri Frei, Katrina Reid, Stanley Gambucci, Aviva Jaye, NIC Kay, Morgan Johnson, Jonathan González, and Yunique Palmer Saafir
May 24 | Day Two | Protest
People are invited to the Underground Theater to experience a rupture.
Cast: NIC Kay
May 25 | Day Three | A Pieace
The viewer will be presented with a digital performance, which can be viewed privately. People who purchase tickets for this day will receive a website link 30 minutes before 7p on May 25th to view A Pieace – the work will only be available for viewing between 7 – 9pm eastern standard time.
Cast: Autumn Knight
2 and 3 Day Performance Passes
$20 for 1 show
$32 for 2 shows
$45 for all 3 shows
NIC Kay is trans disciplinary artist working with and through performance. Their work has been presented in Europe and the United States. NIC attended Professional Performing Artist School in (2007) and NYU Hemispheric Institute EMERGENYC (2009). NIC has been a Chances Dances – Marc Aguhar Memorial Grant (2015) and Movement Research Van Lier Fellow awardee (2017). Their worklil BLK was presented in American Realness 2018. NIC was also a performance artist in residence at the Museum of Art Design and a resident artist at Pioneer Works (NY) in 2018.
NIC Kay’s [GET WELL SOON] you black + bluised is supported in part with commissioning support from the Jerome Foundation. This production is supported in part by a generous grant from The Harkness Foundation for Dance and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.
Image: NIC Kay