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David Neumann & Richard Sylvarnes premiere Creative Capital project "BIG EATER"

February 18, 2010



The Kitchen, New York City Thursday – Saturday, March 4 – 6 at 8:00 PM Sunday, March 7 at 5:00 PM Wednesday – Saturday, March 10 – 13 at 8:00 PM David Neumann and Richard Sylvarnes’s Creative Capital project, the multi-disciplinary dance-based _BIG EATER_, premieres at The Kitchen in New York City on Thursday, March 4. Neumann and Sylvarnes (2009 Performing Arts Grantees) use choreography and video to take an askance look at our appetites and juxtapose our needy, conniving selves beside our more transcendent capabilities: the mind’s ability to recognize patterns across phenomena, for one. Known for his deeply intelligent, wildly funny productions, the Bessie Award-winning Neumann attempts to dance his brain on stage, finding form through an aggressive mixture of dance and theater. Examining the way patterns reveal themselves across phenomena, Neumann grounds his experimental approach in autobiography, weaving the disparate elements that make up a life: suburbia's proximity to nature, drunkenness, 1980s TV stardom, synthetic biology, 19th century ballet, and the end of the world. _BIG EATER_ features lighting design by Dave Moodey, projections by Bryna Lieberman, costumes by Kaye Voyce, sound design by Katie Down, and additional compositions by Stew (of Broadway’s _Passing Strange_). In addition, Neumann’s advisory committee of scientists from Emory University includes: Leslie Real, Professor of Biology; David Lynn, Professor of Chemistry and Biology; and Carol Worthman, Chair, Department of Anthropology. Visit BIG EATER About Creative Capital Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing innovative and adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Innovative Literature, and Performing and Visual Arts. Working in long-term partnership with artists, Creative Capital’s pioneering approach to support combines funding, counsel, and career development services to enable a project’s success and foster a successful and sustainable practice for its grantees. In its first decade, Creative Capital has committed more than $20 million in financial and advisory support to 325 projects representing 406 artists, and has reached an additional 2,700 artists through its Professional Development Program. Creative Capital receives support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Ford Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, the LEF Foundation, The Muriel Pollia Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, the TOBY Fund, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and more than 130 other individuals and institutional donors. Back to Listing