Company XIV 2016-2017 pop-up season to include two adult-only shows:
the world premiere of PARIS, and a revival of their sexy hit holiday show NUTCRACKER ROUGE, both conceived, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick
PARIS previews October 13, opens October 19, and runs through November 12
NUTCRACKER ROUGE opens November 21, and runs through January 7
Brooklyn, NY – Company XIV has announced a 2016-2017 pop-up season at The Irondale Center, which will include two adult-only shows: the world premiere of PARIS, and a revival of their sexy hit holiday show NUTCRACKER ROUGE, both conceived, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick.
PARIS runs from October 13 - November 12 in a limited 5-week engagement playing Tuesdays - Saturdays at 8pm. Previews begin October 13 for an October 19 opening. NUTCRACKER ROUGE runs from November 21 to January 7 in a limited 7-week engagement on Mondays - Saturdays at 8pm. Opening is November 21. Both shows contain partial nudity – 16 & over admitted.
Performances take place at The Irondale Center, located at 85 South Oxford Street between Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Tickets for PARIS from $25 to $175 and NUTCRACKER ROUGE from $35 to $200. To book seats, couches and VIP tickets visit CompanyXIV.com or call 1-866-811-4111.
The Greek myth ‘The Judgement of Paris’ gets a haute Baroque-Burlesque makeover in the hands of Austin McCormick’s acclaimed Company XIV. Sip champagne while you’re transported to a French dance hall, seduced by three goddesses and entertained like never before! Don’t miss XIV’s signature fusion of dance, opera, circus, theatre, classical storytelling, high fashion and stunning design in the world premiere of PARIS. Their can-can girls, circus boys and singing divas anxiously await your arrival…
The cast includes Charlotte Bydwell, Todd Hanebrink, Lea Helle, Jakob Karr, Storm Marrero, Marcy Richardson, Randall Scotting, Nicole von Arx, Nicholas Katen, Mark Osmundsen, Cara Seymour, and Taner Van Kuren.
The creative team includes Jeff Takacs (Text), Charlotte Bydwell (Additional Text), Zane Pihlstrom (Set & Costume Design), Jeanette Yew (Lighting Design), and Mark Van Hare (Sound Design).
The production team includes Nataliya Vasilyeva (Production Stage Manager), Marisol Cabrera (Company Manager), Audrey Nauman (Wardrobe Supervisor), John Starmer (Technical Director), and Nicole Gorss (Assistant Stage Manager). Company XIV is sponsored by MAC Cosmetics.
NUTCRACKER ROUGE is a sparkling reimagining of the beloved Nutcracker tale told with erotic, sensual and opulent flair. From award-winning director/choreographer Austin McCormick comes a baroque-burlesque confection of theatre, dance, music, circus, opera, high fashion and sumptuous design. Enjoy a libation as you immerse yourself in a hedonistic display of gorgeous and decadent winter entertainment in this thrillingly unique fusion of nightlife and theatre.
The cast and design team for NUTCRACKER ROUGE will be announced later.
Company XIV’s critically acclaimed NUTCRACKER ROUGE has been called “dazzling and genius” by The New York Times and “the perfect hot date” by Time Out New York. It’s “an incredible feast for the senses,” says Kelly Ripa, and the Huffington Post calls it “the greatest holiday homage ever.” This “elegantly erotic holiday dance spectacle” (Broadway World) is the year’s “sexiest dance performance,” says Paper Magazine. The show is a New York Times Critics’ Pick, Time Out New York Critics’ Pick, New York Magazine Critics’ Pick, New York Post Hot Pick, NY-1 News Pick, Village Voice Pick, and a Drama Desk Awards nominee for Unique Theatrical Experience.
Company XIV’s work is a unique mash-up of classical texts, Baroque choreography, eclectic music, pop culture, opera, burlesque, ballet, gender-bending, high fashion, theatrical staging, and sumptuous design that has wowed both audiences and critics. Company XIV shows are cutting-edge, yet extravagantly classical. Taking his cue from theatre/dance/opera under the reign of Louis XIV, director/choreographer Austin McCormick creates a compelling 360-degree experience for audiences. The players of Company XIV are theatrical libertines, who tempt, delight and fully immerse their audiences in the experience of their performances, inviting them to be seduced and liberated!
Austin McCormick holds a BFA from the Juilliard School and graduated from The Conservatory of Baroque Dance. He is an alumnus of the Harid Conservatory and North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2006 he founded Company XIV, hailed by Black Book Magazine as an ‘Icon Of The Future.’ The company works in the mediums of live dance/theater and film. The work is contemporary yet Baroque-inspired. In 2017 McCormick will choreograph Mary Zimmerman’s production of Antonín Dvořák’s Rusalka at The Metropolitan Opera. He was nominated for a 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography for Rococo Rouge. His work has been performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Alice Tully Hall, Clark Studio Theater, Symphony Space, The Flea, Alvin Ailey Theater, Walter Reade Theater, Mark Morris Dance Center; internationally at the Biblioteca Palafoxiana in Mexico, the Roxy Art House in Edinburgh, Usine C in Montreal; and seen at the TED Conference, on Logo’s New Now Next Awards and TLC’s “The Cake Boss.” The New York Times calls McCormick’s work “inventive and brainy, a high-entertainment mix of music-hall, cabaret, theater, and dance.”
Company XIV is seeking help to secure a permanent New York home for their unique fusion of dance, opera, circus, theatre, design and spectacle. A new theatre will create a home base for the incredible performers and designers who bring their world to life and offer a consistent performing opportunity for these daring and trail-blazing artists. The financial reality of producing live theatre in New York means they cannot do it without help. If you love XIV and want them to continue to delight and amaze, please consider making a donation and sharing their fundraising campaign (vimeo.com/174585309). Spread the word and help Company XIV’s new home space become the “Moulin Rouge” of New York! For more info and to donate, visit CompanyXIV.com/donate-1.