Kaneza Schaal and Cornell Alston Bring their Creative Capital Project to New York Live Arts


April 24-27, 2019


New York Live Arts
219 W 19th Street,
New York, NY 10011

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Performance still of Cornell Alston and Stacey Robinson starring in Jack& by Kaneza Schaal and Cornell Alston

Jack & is a performance that considers the metric-less damages of being in prison; not the time one has served but the measure of one’s dreaming that is given to the state. The performance explores markers of transition and transformation, and draws on aspirational class stories like those in The Honeymooners and Amos & Andy ; the paintings of Agnes Martin, Ellen Gallagher and Ruth Azawa; tigers in Harlem; John Canoe traditions, and the mirroring and mimicry found in African American dance pageantry of the late 19th Century. The main character “Jack” whirls through a dance—part dream, part ritual—reentering his own internal life.

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