Ahhh Ha! – Do Jump at the New Victory (March 30-April 14) NY,NY
Robin Lane & Do Jump! Extremely Physical Theatre
For over one-third of a century, Founder and Artistic Director Robin Lane has led the Do Jump! “actorbats” in creating a unique blend of theatre, dance, aerial work, acrobatics, dynamic visuals and live music that defies categorization. Celebrating both individual creativity and community spirit, Do Jump! has thrilled audiences throughout North America.
In 1983, Lane and company renovated Do Jump!’s Portland, Oregon home, the historic Echo Theatre, a former silent-movie house, creating what has become an important locus of arts and culture in the vibrant Hawthorne District. The very next year saw the founding of the Do Jump! Physical Theatre School, teaching Do Jump!’s unique style of movement. Classes encourage physical confidence, freedom and grace in a creative, non-competitive environment.
This past decade has been a fertile time in Do Jump!’s life, with Now: A Living Cartoon of the Present Moment (2002), 25 (2003), ¡Entusiasmo!: If You’re Not Dreaming You Must Be Asleep (2003), At Such a Dizzy Height (2006), and Tiger Lilly & Sunny Lu, Cirque De Chat (2009).
Their latest show Ahhhh Ha! features a combination of aerial dance, circus arts, illusion and live music. The music is provided by Klezmocracy, an eclectic group of professional musicians who cook up an Afro-Hebrew musical stew seasoned with Latin, Jazz, Cabaret, Rock and Klezmer.
Some of the show acts include: bungee, tap dancing, some black light illusion, acrobatic handtrucks, a giant white dog, and some amazing inverted archery. Over all, the show is nearly 1 1/2 hours of grace, fun, and artistry.
The show will be at the New Victory from March 30- April 14. On April 15, a special gala performance benefiting the New Victory Education Program and New Vic/New 42 Youth Corps. That will be followed by a party on every level of the theatre.
To see the promo video of Do Jump!, see below.
To find out more, and purchase tickets, visit the New Victory website.
You can also visit the Do Jump! website: http://www.dojump.org