Monica Bill Barnes and Company: Many Happy Returns
Monica Bill Barnes & Company

Many Happy Returns

March 25 - 26, 2024

This event occurred as part of the 23/24 Hop Presents season. This is an archived view.

A time to celebrate again! And a time to wonder if you're changing while worrying you're staying the same.

23/24 Hop Presents

Monica Bill Barnes & Company, known for "bringing dance where it doesn't belong" present Many Happy Returns. It's like a memory play, if memory plays had more dances. There is language. There is movement. There is the possibility that it'll never be this way again. And there's the possibility that it will always be the same.

Created by Monica Bill Barnes & Robbie Saenz de Viteri
Choreographed by Monica Bill Barnes
Written by Robbie Saenz de Viteri 
Rehearsal Direction by Flannery Gregg 
Associate Producer  Elizabeth Furman 
Versions Performed by Indah Walsh, Elisa Clark, Mykel Marai Nairne, Jessica Curiel, Pam Jong, Monica Bill Barnes, Robbie Saenz de Viteri

This performance, originally scheduled to be held in the Theater on Currier, has been moved to The Atrium at the Irving Institute.

The Mar 25, 8 pm show will be followed by a post-show conversation between artists Robbie Saenz de Viteri and Monica Bill Barnes and Dartmouth Professor Alexander Chee.

Photo: courtesy of the artists

Monica Bill Barnes & Company was founded in 1997 as a New York-based dance company. The company began with a suitcase of costumes and a collection of solos that could be performed anywhere. Since its founding, Barnes has worked with many artists and performers, including long time collaborators/designers Jane Cox and Kelly Hanson and performer Anna Bass in developing relatable work with a subversive sense of humor. Since 2013, MBB&CO has been co-led by Monica in partnership with Robbie Saenz de Viteri where the mission evolved to "bringing dance where it doesn't belong."

Together, Monica and Robbie make performances that combine their shared interest in the underlying comedy at work in our lives and make shows that hope to find something sacred in the mundane. They cross genres between dance, theater, storytelling, creative nonfiction, feminist treatises and comedy. Their work has traveled to a wide range of theaters ranging from off-Broadway's WP Theater to The Sydney Opera House and many in between.  They've also created performances in malls, conference rooms, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and interactive websites. They redefine what constitutes performance in every show, while maintaining the audience's experience as the center of everything they create. Their work has been honored by the Bessie Awards, the Lilly Awards and the Chita Rivera Awards, as well as numerous foundations. 

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