DUB a Hole in the Ground
The Club
May 19 - 29, 2005
Thursday - Saturday 10:00pm
Sunday - 5:30pm
Tickets $15
Conceived and Performed by: Julian Barnett

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The Club at LaMaMa presents the newest work from choreographer/performer Julian Barnett: Dub a Hole in the Ground, a piece that centers itself on the soul, the magnitude of isolation, and the delicate barrier of human flesh. With original music by Evan Scharfeld, the piece takes you on a journey that follows followers and digs deep into the psyche of spoiled minds and extreme physicality. Featuring an extraordinary group of performers, Dub a Hole in the Ground is a new idea in the theory of dance and theater and stretches the realm where violence and grace meet. The piece also features an art installation by Cody Trepte.
Dub a Hole in the Ground, conceived and choreographed by Julian Barnett, is directed by Jared Coseglia and features performers Julian Barnett, Sharon Estacio, Mario Eusebio, Lesley Kennedy, Jocelyn Tobias and Aaron Walter. Lighting design is by Mandy Ringer, with a production design by Danielle Bliss. The piece searches for a physical catharsis where violence and grace meet to push beyond conventional interpretations of contemporary performance.

Conceived and Choreographed by J u l i a n B a r n e t t
Original Music: E v a n S c h a r f e l d
Direction: J a r e d C o s e g l i a
Lighting Design: M a n d y R i n g e r
Production Design: D a n i e l l e B l i s s
Art Installation: C o d y T r e p t e

Featuring: J u l i a n B a r n e t t , S h a r o n E s t a c i o,
M a r i o E u s e b i o, L e s l e y K e n n e d y,
J o c e l y n T o b i a s, A a r o n W a l t e r

Julian Barnett was born in Tokyo, Japan, transferred to his native California, where he began break dancing and his formal training at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. He is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he received his BFA and also studied at the Joffrey Ballet and Alvin Ailey Schools. Since then he has been choreographing and performing in an array of projects that have taken him from the Metropolitan Opera House to the Wuppertal Theater with Pina Bausch, down to Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater. He is a founding member of the Johannes Wieland Dance Company and has also worked in the companies of Doug Elkins, Shapiro and Smith, Larry Keigwin, Eun Me Ahn, Kevin Wynn, Mark Dendy and with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet under Doug Varone. He has been a resident choreographer at the Berkshire Theater Festival where he choreographed numerous productions, most notably for his rendition of the musical The Who’s Tommy. His work has also been presented by Avery Fisher Hall, The Joyce Soho, La MaMa Etc., Symphony Space, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the DanceNow Festival, the SEAD Theater in Salzburg, Austria, and is represented under Zia Artists. Julian continually enjoys choreographing for film and video as well as for theater, and hopes to further push the realm of conventional performance and art.

Here’s what critics have said about previous productions:

"..Stylishly designed and gripping." - Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice

"...A clear glimpse into an enticingly familiar world." - Jennifer Dunning, New York Times

"Barnett is man about downtown with wonderful technical chops." - Elizabeth Zimmer, The Village Voice

"...Barnett's choreography is continually energetic and the visual equal to the pounding score, the abandon that he has elicited is galvanizing." - Ralph Hamman, Metroland

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