Racoco Productions presents the World Premiere of TILT at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, NYC, 10002 from March 29 – April 6, 2019. Performances: Tuesdays-Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. Tickets are $30 general admission, $20 youth ($25/$15 if purchased by March 25).
Imagine your head is a pinball machine. But who’s playing?
TILT is a live performance/construction site swirling movement, wood, live music, tap dance, pinball, and the story of Don Quixote into a visceral experience of a delusional brain.
Choreographed by Rachel Cohen with music by Lynn Wright, TILT features tap dancer Heather Cornell, with performers Rachel Cohen, Toby Billowitz, Remi Harris, Masumi Kishimoto, and Meghan Schardt. Sets created with Bill Kennedy. Costume design by OLEK. Lighting design by Jon Harper. Lynn Wright, composer, guitar; Eric Eble, double bass; Nikki D’Agostino, bass clarinet, bass and alto sax; Eric Hoegemeyer Ableton, percussion.
A show-specific installation will be open in the lobby gallery during Abrons business hours (10am – 10pm) featuring an interactive pre-show experience that will begin 45 minutes before curtain. Follow Racoco’s journey in the making of TILT, build your own “throne,” and play pinball! Appropriate for ages 6 and up.
TILT is the final chapter of a multi-year project that began with a commission by Women in Motion. It was created in part through The Field’s Artist Residency program, supported by the Tides Foundation, and residencies at CAVE in Brooklyn and Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Thank you to Materials for the Arts, the Depts. of Cultural Affairs, Sanitation, and Education. The first chapter, “I would,” was made possible, in part, by The Field’s 2012-13 Field Dance Fund, supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Mertz Gilmore Foundation. The second chapter, “Construct,” was presented in association with Incubator Arts Project in its New Performance Series and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Racoco Productions are fantastic excavations of everyday things. We combine quixotic choreography, absurdist visuals, and raw materials to create theatrical worlds in which movement, music, humor, emotion, and texture are inextricably linked. The body and everyday objects are compared, contrasted, blended, and confused to illustrate the inescapable messiness of existence.