A night of gathering, drinks, performance, music, and dancing. Basically, a performance and a party.
Performance and a Party was born in 2016 when Hannah Wendel, Elia Mrak, and Yiannis Logothetis created a high-quality dance performance to accessible, non-traditional spaces in New York City, with a live DJ and a drink bar. Looking to attract people that normally do not attend concert dance in a theatrical setting, they set out to find more rustic and industrial spaces to transform into pop-up performance venues for a night. They blend contemporary, folk, and street dance into dramatic, humorous, and engaging physical performance.
How the night flows: People enter a cool, unique space. They meet new people, and enjoy a drink. With all seats set up for a great intimate view, the audience watches a show (45min) that blends contemporary dance, folk dance, house dance, and audience engagement. It is awesome and powerful. The show ends, and then we all party together with a DJ in the same space.