Why Won't You Let Me Be Great!!!

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Why Won't You Let Me Be Great!!!

Time: July 30, 2009 at 8pm to August 1, 2009 at 10pm
Location: Performance Space 122
Street: 150 First Ave. at E. 9th St.
City/Town: NYC 10009
Website or Map: http://www.ps122.org/
Phone: 212-352-3101
Event Type: dance, music, acting, experimental
Organized By: Performance Space 122
Latest Activity: Jul 15, 2009

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"It's hard to justify seeking any other form of entertainment on your Saturday night."-Claudia La Rocco , The New York Times

"Would you totally go out and see some of the underground artsy dancing and acting that New York offers so much of, if only you had an ironclad guarantee that the performance wasn't going to be boring and sucky? Well, today is your lucky day."
- Emily Gould, Gawker.com

Catch & the creators of Our Hit Parade meet Kanye West!

WHY WON'T YOU LET ME BE GREAT!!! is a group show inspired by Kanye West's ground-breaking, "Thom Yorke in the Strip Club" crossover pop album 808s & Heartbreak. Conceived by Brendan Kennedy and presented by Neal Medlyn and Catch in association with Performance Space 122, the evening-length performance will feature work by a vast array of downtown superstars showing pieces inspired by each song from the album, much as the Joffrey Ballet's (in)famous Billboards choreographed the songs of Prince.

Performed by:
Dance Gang !
Christine Elmo !
Justin Jones & Elliott Durko Lynch !
Myles Kane !
Karinne Keithley !
Juliana May !
Neal Medlyn !
Kenny Mellman !
Jennifer Monson !
asubtout !
Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad !
Ann Liv Young !

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