The Packing House Center for the Arts presents
Dance Night for Beginners
professional dance for beginner audiences
Episode 5.0: ULTRA-MODERN DANCE
March 12th and 13th, 8pm
Admission $12 at door / $10 pre-sale
Ticket pre-sale at
Featuring commentary by Snyderoceros+
With performances by Control Group, Syzygy Butoh, Sharoni Stern Siegal, and TinHouse Experimental Dance Theatre
Never seen professional dance?
Seen way too much of it?
Dance Night for Beginners, PHCA’s patented performance-with-sports-commentary showcase, offers you a crash course in dance-viewing, with expert analysis, profound interpretation, and works of splendorous artistic genius ranging from the stunning to the flabbergasting to the downright obscene.
In Episode 5.0, we explore the standards and requirements for not just modern but ULTRA-MODERN dance! Watch us transform the aesthetic transgressions of Butoh, Dance Theatre, and Experimental Performance into the crystallized beauty of Martha Graham.
HOW IT WORKS: our choreographers each show a short piece twice through. The first time the audience enjoys the pure version; the second time the performance is followed by commentators representing both the veteran and the novice spectator perspectives. The commentary, ranging from insighful to insipid, offers you new (and stupider) ways of viewing dance as an expressive art. If you’ve ever wondered what the hell those people are rolling around on the floor about; if you’ve ever sought the perfect amalgamation of the olympics, dog-shows, and high art; if you’ve ever yearned for new depth and intensity of meaning in your life, THIS IS IT.