LayeRhythm—a jam session of music & dance, created in 2015 in NYC as a monthly event, takes its club roots to the dance theater stage with the multidisciplinary company The LayeRhythm Experiment.
Comprised of street dancers (popping, house, hip-hop...), musicians and an emcee, The LayeRhythm Experiment will present an excerpt of It Takes Two, a new interactive production where audience ideas are transformed into the performers’ movements, sounds, and lyrics.
Guest curated by French-Vietnamese dancer and choreographer Mai Lê Hô, the event also features two solo performances, by It's Showtime NYC!, and by Richie Rich, showcasing NY-based street dance forms such as flexN and litefeet.
A panel discussion digging into the creative process of freestyle-based street & club dances follows the performance.
“Imagine an improv comedy show where dancing, not laughs, is the currency. Then imagine a musicians’ jam session where the band is compelled to keep the dancers’ pace instead of the other way around. [...] what’s distinct about LayeRhythm is the way it bridges the two groups with crowd participation.”
The New York Times
$15 in advance / $25 at the door