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Lab Members in the news…Jess Barbagallo

Jess Barbagallo. (Image courtesy of the artist)

Jess Barbagallo is a true Renaissance artist: a writer and performer, Jess wrote the epic I’LL MEET YOU IN TIJUANA in the 09/10 Lab. One of Jess’s main collaborators is the auteur director Tina Satter. Tina’s company Half Straddle is under commission to Soho Rep. Half Straddle is currently making a splash at The COIL Festival 2014 with the poignant and daffy HOUSE OF DANCE. The star of HOUSE OF DANCE? Jess Barbagallo. (An close-knit crew, eh?)

No matter the lines of influence and creativity, we urge you to see HOUSE OF DANCE while it is playing at COIL. Tap dance your way to tickets via this link!

Here’s more about the show as described by PS122:

Following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run this fall, which Ben Brantley in The New York Times called “enchanting” and “so very refreshing”, Tina Satter’s House of Dance returns as part of COIL 2014 for five performance only.

At a small town tap studio, four dancers prepare for a competition. Tensions flare and dead dreams fly back to life as the head instructor (Obie Award-winning Jim Fletcher) teaches his student the ways of the stage. Tina Satter’s highly stylized writing and direction creates a heightened reality – an intimate, heartfelt look into defining oneself through the context of others.

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