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PRELUDE Festival 2023



Lisa Fagan/Lena Engelstein/Marianne Rendón

Theater, Dance


30 mins

7:00PM EST

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

Lisa Fagan, Lena Engelstein, and Marianne Rendón interrupt this broadcast to bring you a site specific, physically maximal performance work for any room with a podium that takes place in the few seconds between an interruption and the actual thing that happens in which the perf-

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LISA FAGAN is a choreographer, dancer, and director based in NYC whose work has been called “The High Weird” by critics. She is also the director/choreographer and a practicing member of the experimental performance company CHILD. UPCOMING: HILMA (choreographer), premiering June 2024 at The Wilma Theater, 2024 Baryshnikov Arts Center Artist in Residence, Deepe Darknesse (creator/performer) in New York Live Arts’ Live Artery 2024. Fagan’s work has been presented in NYC by: Immediate Medium, Mercury Store, Radiohole, LifeWorld, Target Margin (2019/20 Artist in Residence with composer Catherine Brookman), HERE Arts, Bard College (Choreographer: Promenade, Dir. Morgan Green), The Exponential Festival (2019/20 Exponential Fellow), Mabou Mines (Resident Artist Program), Ars Nova (ANT FEST), New York Live Arts (2017/18 Fresh Tracks Artist), Movement Research, Gibney, Roulette, The 92nd Street Y, and others. She collaborates with many artists across disciplines supporting their shows choreographically and as movement director. On-screen choreography credits include the TV pilot THESE DAYS, premiering at Sundance 2021, and various music videos. @lfdanceproblems

LENA ENGELSTEIN is a dancer, performer, and choreographer. She has collaborated with and performed in work by director Lisa Fagan since 2017, and is currently part of the interdisciplinary performance collective CHILD, headed by Fagan. Since 2020, Engelstein has collaborated with Jo Warren, Miguel Alejandro Castillo, and Magda San Millan on new works. Other recent performance credits include: Alexa West, Barnett Cohen, Falcon Dance (company member, 2018-present), Third Rail Company’s Then She Fell (company member, 2019-2020), and Brendan Drake (company member, 2017-2020). She directed movement for the Lou Tides visual album Sense of Touching, and currently performs live with the band. She has taught dance and choreography at SUNY Brockport, Bard College, and The Field Center. Lena holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Colorado College. @lenaengelstein

MARIANNE RENDÓN is a Brooklyn based actor, musician, and performer. Theater: Plot Points in Our Sexual Development (Lincoln Center), Lazarus (NYTW), Who Left This Fork Here (Baryshnikov Arts Center). Film: Patti Smith in Mapplethorpe, Charlie Says, One Day As A Lion, The Kill Room, Summer Solstice. TV: “Imposters”, “In the Dark”, “Extrapolations”. Education: Bard College, Juilliard. @Lfdanceproblems @lenaengelstein

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