New York-based group Loom Ensemble returns to Dubai for a dance-theatre production titled ‘Default Mind’, a post-modern romcom that will feature professional artists along with local talent at Sima Performing Arts, Alserkal Avenue.
Sima Performing Arts, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai
28 March 2019, 08:00 PM
05 April 2019, 12:00 AM
A “post-modern dance-theatre rom-com” performance is coming to Dubai, and you'd best believe it ticks all the right boxes for great entertainment.
NYC-based theatre Loom Ensemble returns for its sixth year in the city – with 12 performers showcasing a combination of dance, physical theatre, acting, and original music.
Taking place at Alserkal Avenue, ‘Default Mind’ will be staged across four shows, on March 28 and 29 and April 4 and 5, with professional artists Neva Cockrell and Raphael Sacks who will put on a 75-minute performance that will feature a combination of dance, physical theatre, acting, and original music.
The Show follows Ted and Melaina as they struggle for their own wellbeing against the Body Shame Industrial Complex and a culture of self-hate. Audiences can expect a hilarious view into each character's life as their “subconscious gremlins shake them to the bones”. The show dives into each character’s emotional background, reaching into every corner of their life, from childhood to work. Funny and vulnerable, this show depicts two people learning to care for each other and – most importantly – themselves.
Loom Ensemble’s work aims to bring inspiration to the local community, and also spotlights the skills of local artists collaborating with these New York professionals.
Previous Loom Ensemble performances in Dubai have hosted other artists from New York City, and toured to Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, and abroad to Italy, Belgium to Stockholm, Berlin, New York and Colorado.
Incite your interest? The 75-minute show will take place on Thursday March 28 and Friday March 29, and the following week on Thursday April 4 and Friday 5 from 8pm onwards.