Drawn into the surreal, theatergoers become instant voyeurs of the macabre within the inspired cabaret and circus-like atmosphere of this immersive and interactive full-length dance theater production of Menagerie d’Arte. Created by Dalia Carella, international dance artist and Artistic Director of the Dalia Carella Dance Collective (DCDC), and Debbie D. Cartsos, stylist/designer/dancer and founder of D.Webb Designs, Menagerie d’Arte fuses theatrical dance styles from the 1920/30s cabarets of Berlin and Paris with contemporary and world dance, blending dark comedy with an avant garde flair. DCDC's collaboration with Ms. Cartsos, whose extensive design and styling artistry provides a sophisticated urban direction to the program, bringing human fashion installations to life, merging the worlds of couture and dance.
DCDC presented world premieres of “Le Jardin”, (music by Andrew Bird) and “Game Show”, (music by Beats Antique), DCDC repertory works from 2009, and choreographies curated by Ms. Carella, from some of the finest world dance artists in New York City.
Menagerie d’Arte is a marvelous and picturesque production! A whimsical blend of
FUN & DAZZLING
dance performances with beautiful, eye-catching costume designs throughout"
The stunning costumes, breathtaking dance performances, and humorous theater are all tastefully woven together creating an otherworldly ambiance.
The experience transported me to magical place of dreams and escapes.
JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED!"
Dr. Gabrielle Francis
Menagerie d’ Arte transports you to a different universe as soon as you enter the theater. The dancers, dressed in darkly exotic costumes, portraying characters from fortune tellers to dancing monkeys, invite you to participate in their world.
IT'S A LOVELY ESCAPE..."