Sex Status 2.0
More Feminism, Less Bullshit
A Public Performance Experience Inside 2 Private Homes
Oct 10-Oct 12, 2019 | DUMBO BK | Thurs-Sat at 8pm
Oct 16-19, 2019 | PROSPECT HEIGHTS BK | Wed-Sat at 8pm
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE | $25-$100 (sliding scale)
READ The New York Times Preview of Sex Status 2.0: Tapping Into the Feminine Wild (With Help From Simone de Beauvoir)
Photos By: Julie Lemberger
Conceived and directed by Carrie Ahern, Sex Status 2.0 is the beginning of a multi-year project using Simone de Beauvoir's 1949 feminist masterpiece, “The Second Sex,” as a comparative study to view different facets of a women's experience today. Sex Status 2.0 utilizes "The Second Sex" as a jumping-off point for a different take on dance performance; exploring our conditioning as women and what still needs to be uncovered, or shifted. What is authentic femininity? Where does our power lie? What are our deepest desires?
Originally created (in 2018) by choreographer Carrie Ahern in collaboration with performers Carolyn Hall, Kelly Hayes, Donna Costello, Elke Rindfleisch, Anne Parichon, Jennifer Chin and composer Starr Busby. This encore run features performers Carrie Ahern, Carolyn Hall, Kelly Hayes, Donna Costello, Elke Rindfleisch, Jennifer Chin and Madison Krekel. Original score by Starr Busby, lighting design by Jay Ryan, and costume consultant, Naoko Nagata.
This diverse group of female performers partners with door jambs, end tables, window sills and the audience in dutiful, wild, uncomfortable, funny and surprising explorations through the 'Female Gaze,’ 'Touch Preferences/Consent,’ and an 'Audience Sex/Cleaning
* Sex Status 2.0 will be performed in private homes in Brooklyn. Address given after ticket purchase.
Sex Status 2.0 is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).