Raja Feather Kelly Open Rehearsal


The Church Thu, May 25 5:00 PM


Member: Free RSVP required
Non-Member: $10
Thursday, May 25th | 5:00 PM

Witness the development of a new dance theater piece by choreographer/director Raja Feather Kelly and the feath3r theory. As part of his residency, Kelly will host an Open Rehearsal on May 25th at 5:00pm, inviting the community to observe the choreographic process as he continues to develop movement and text relating to the work. The work entitled Death, Loneliness, and The Absolute Future of the Multiverse, or How to Cover the Sun with Mud is a dance theatre documentary about The Great American Eclipse: a total eclipse of the Sun that will result in three minutes and twenty-four seconds of total darkness as the Moons shadow traces the path of totality on April 8th, 2024.


Choreographer/Director Raja Feather Kelly is the artistic director of New Brooklyn Theatre. In 2009, he founded the dance-theatre-media company the feath3r theory. The two companies merged in 2018. Raja has been awarded a Creative Capital Award (2019), a National Dance Project Production Grant (2019), a Breakout Award from the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (2018), Dance Magazine's inaugural Harkness Promise Award (2018), the Solange MacArthur Award for New Choreography (2016), and is a three-time Princess Grace Award winner (2017, 2018, 2019). He was born in Fort Hood, Texas and holds a B.A. in Dance and English from Connecticut College.


ABOUT the feath3r theory (TF3T)
The feath3r theory (TF3T) is a New York City based dance-theatre-media company that produces the work of Artistic Director and Choreographer Raja Feather Kelly. As a collaboration of dancers, actors, filmmakers, musicians, photographers, and designers, their mission is to broaden the space for unheard voices and repressed histories, to bring into the theatre those sometimes left out, and to use theatre to provoke much-needed public conversations. the feath3r theory does this by challenging its audience and its creators to collectively interrogate - and celebrate - its shared relationship to human empathy and personal ethics as expressed in and distorted by popular media. By unabashedly appropriating the structures, themes, and aesthetics of reality television, celebrity culture, social media and the internet, the work of TF3T synthesizes dance, visual media, fashion, drag, standup, minstrelsy, and narrative theatre into virtuosic, expansive, radical and surreal large scale pop-culture phenomena or an overwhelming, over-saturated ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ in which artists and audience alike experience their shared humanity. We are committed to addressing pressing social issues through Dance, Theatre, and Media with an emphasis on LGBTQ themes.