freak the room

freak the room

What happens when we freak the fiction of cultural and familial identification? There is play and fantasy. There is sex and violence. There is an impostor. Words seem to come out almost right. Reactions test their relationships to actions and everything appears as more than it seems. LEWIS FOREVER’s home lies between continents, identities and meanings – Performance Space 122 is their living room, and they will freak it.

LEWIS FOREVER: Freak the Room features George, Jr., Isabel, and Sarah Lewis, and Eric Green.

LEWIS FOREVER (George Lewis Jr., Isabel Lewis, Ligia Manuela Lewis, and Sarah Lewis), a family collective of two Berlin-based artists and two New York based artists create performances, installations, and videos that provide opportunities to embody ideas and questions surrounding collective versus individual vision, emigration, post-American identity, transient identities, “trans-nationalism”, belonging, longing, and dislocation.

George Jr. is a performance artist/musician based in Brooklyn who blends Rock n’ Roll, theatre, and visual art in his work as an artist jack of all trades; also based in Brooklyn is Isabel, a dance artist and curator. On the Berlin side of the family, there is Ligia Manuela Lewis and Sarah Lewis. Ligia Manuel has worked with esteemed dance artists including Tere O’Conner, Davis Dorfman, Gisele Mason, and the Supremas. Sarah has worked with Todd Fletcher choreographing original musicals “William Tell” and “Streets of Wedding,” and presented two plays at the English Theatre of Berlin. Eric Green is a performer living and working in Berlin, where he has produced several collaborative performance projects and books of poetry; he is the co-founder of ARK, a multidisciplinary organization which develops collaborative initiatives and projects; and he is co-curator of the “Epic” series of performing arts events.

Freak the Room is part of Best of Boroughs: as part of our commitment to promoting excellence in the arts in New York City, PS122 partners with esteemed arts organizations from all over the city to present B.O.B., a tour of the brightest local theatre, dance and performance from the five boroughs.

Original Run: November 30- December 14, 2008
Also playing in the COIL 2009 Festival

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