Beginning this Thursday, the all-female Brooklyn-based movement ensemble LAVA will premiere we become at the Brooklyn Lyceum. Directed by LAVA’s founder and Artistic Director Sarah East Johnson, we become builds upon LAVA’s signature themes – women’s strength and power, the nature of relationships, and our connection to both urban and natural environments – while exploring concepts of neighborhood, harmony, separatism, and revolution. The piece will showcase the ensemble’s unique movement vocabulary: an athletic combination of acrobatics, wrestling, improvisation, and trapeze. Other elements such as meditation, capoeira, rope climbing, and movements observed on NYC sidewalks have also been incorporated into this evening-length work.
The ensemble has collaborated with singer-composer Toshi Reagon to create a musical score that includes text, vocals, arrangements, and harmonies inspired by the show’s themes. Additionally, longtime LAVA collaborator Nancy Brooks Brody has created a visual design that spans the color spectrum.
we become opens on February 12th with a benefit to support LAVA, and performances continue through March 1st. Tickets can be ordered online.
LAVA’s we become, February 12-March 1
Thursdays and Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays and Sundays at 7 PM
The Brooklyn Lyceum
227 4th Avenue, Brooklyn
M/R to Union Street