Work Up 5.1: Catie Leasca, Hollis Bartlett and Nattie Trogdon, Proteo Media + Performance

Mar. 1, 2019, 8:00 pm9:30 pm EST



280 Broadway, Entrance at 53A Chambers
New York, NY 10007 United States

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Phone: (646) 837-6809

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Work Up is an annual residency, professional development, and performance program that supports early career artists. Don’t miss post performance receptions each Friday and post performance discussions with the artists each Saturday.


The Main Event is an extravaganza featuring blue party favors, early 2000’s hits and special guest appearances by the perplexed, ponderous, and preposterous personalities inside the performer. This party acts as a place to push at the edges and endure the inescapability of time and action, as they work together as one. We work to locate the underlying yearning that vibrates and subtly echoes throughout the most extreme excitement and defeat. Can a true self-absorbed generosity be generated by bringing people together at The Main Event?


Transmuting is an ongoing research of the intersection between physical rigor and sustained repetition. The work begins with two bodies moving in unison, focusing in on the nuances of how the performers relate to each other and attempt the impossible tasks at hand. The work asks: how long can you continue before you are forced to adapt? Using improvisational scores and set material that focus on rigorous repetitive patterning, we witness the physical and mental stamina required to push the body to its limit. The performers are driven by the will and need to keep pushing, keep going, keep moving forward.

Frozen Baby is a collaborative solo featuring Bree Breeden (performer, choreographer) and Kathleen Kelley (designer, choreographer). It stems out of investigations of how queerness, otherness, and blackness can all become imaginative catalysts within the body. Frozen Baby utilizes improvisational investigations to allow the performer to delve into the imaginative practice of creating a new body schema/score from an embryonic state, through hesitant exploration, into a lush virtuosity. A guiding question has been: how can the secret self bubble out?

Join us for Living Gallery, a free and live performance in Gibney’s Gallery with Katie Workum on Mar. 1st at 6:30 pm prior to the performance.

Catie Leasca photo by Taylor Burton, Hollis Bartlett and Nattie Trogdon photo by Sarah J. Berman, Proteo Media + Performance photo by Ian Douglas. 


The accessible entrance for this location is located at 280 Broadway. Please note that this is a shared entrance with the New York City Department of Buildings. To access the elevator, attendees may be asked to provide a valid photo ID and go through building security, including a metal detector.

Requests for reasonable accommodation or for access to the 280 Broadway entrance after 5:00 pm or on the weekend should be made three days in advance by contacting Elyse Desmond at 646.837.6809 (Voice only), or by e-mailing