Gibney Dance 280 Broadway
Host Robbie Saenz de Viteri turns a downtown dance studio into an after-work office party complete with wall-to-wall carpeting, karaoke, and dollar store decorations. Dressed in a pair of everyday men’s suits, performers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass crash the party playing two totally familiar guys who go to great lengths to win over the crowd. Every desperate attempt reveals how hilariously unsuited they are for these roles that they insist on playing.
Come for the free drink, stay for the hope of a life-changing experience.
Co-Presented by Monica Bill Barnes & Company and Gibney Dance in partnership with The Women’s Project and The Joyce Theater.
“Happy Hour breaks all the rules of theater… it offers not merely terrific entertainment, but more than a measure of poignancy, a sense of loss even amid the fun-and-games.” – DC Metro
“Like all good happy hours, this one has plentiful munchies and libations. And like the best ones, it offers abundant laughter.” – The New York Times
About Monica Bill Barnes & Company
Monica Bill Barnes & Company is a contemporary American dance company that brings dance where it does not belong. We create and produce each work entirely from its own rulebook—dancing to radio interviews on the biggest stages in the world, hosting a weekly show in a crowded office party, or leading a choreographed exercise routine in an art museum. Within each of these new contexts and borrowed environments, we constantly find humor in our awkward, everyday triumphs and failures.
The company consists of a team of collaborators – Artistic Director/Choreographer, Monica Bill Barnes, Associate Artistic Director/Performer, Anna Bass, designers Kelly Hanson (Set/Costume) and Jane Cox (Lighting) and our newest company member, Robbie Saenz de Viteri (Creative Producing Director). Together, this team creates the most unlikely experiences for every kind of audience.
Photo by Mallory Lynn.