Treehouse Shakers

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Under the Tangle: Making Work With Deeper Meaning

When Emily Bunning first presented the idea of Under the Tangle, the story of a lost girl who becomes trapped and ensnarled into a mysterious labyrinth, I was immediately fascinated. The world in Under the Tangle is a land unknown, completely invented by Bunning’s imagination. With each new character, new crook in the path, new adventure that is waiting, our audience is given a visual surprise. This world she has created, is infused with loneliness, abandonment and overwhelming feelings of being lost. It is an emotional landscape that most children, at some point in their lives, can relate. In presenting work that deals with these larger life feelings, we expose our audiences to work that will help them navigate their own feelings in the outside world. It is empowering for young people to experience the main heroine’s ability to find her way out of the dark and twisted path and eventually on a journey of self-discovery and freedom.
Under the Tangle, Photo Credit Cherylynn Tshushima
Under the Tangle was chosen specifically to focus on ages 8-13. Since the heroine is a young adolescent girl, we want the piece to be a metaphor for adolescence itself. The journey through finding and discovering oneself, where one is often met with fierce obstacles and problems, is often times the story of adolescence. We have found a true need for work geared towards this age. 
Under the Tangle, Photo Credit Cherylynn Tshushima
I am proud of the direction Under the Tangle has taken, and the work that has shaped this extraordinary piece. Bunning’s sense of artistry, visual aesthetics and her mastery of choreographic phrases, is truly mesmerizing and powerful. I applaud Bunning in her vision and unparalleled ability to relate to her audiences, while fulfilling her own artistic aspirations and artistic goals. I am truly looking forward to having our New York City audiences experience the work this February. I hope you will join us!

Under The Tangle
Let the Mystery Begin
For ages 8+
Conceived and Choreographed by Emily Bunning

When: February 5 & 6, 2015 @ 11 am
            February 8, 2015 @ 1 Pm
Where: The Ailey Citigroup Theater-Joan Weill Center for Dance
             405 W. 55th St. (Corner of 9th Ave)
             New York, NY 10019
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