Immediate Medium


June 8 - June 27, 2009

Doesn’t Everybody Do It In Paris? is a dance theatre piece inspired by Flaubert’s Madame Bovary and choreographed by IM Managing Director Liz Vacco. In the novel, Emma Bovary yearns to escape from her provincial life to France’s glamorous capital. An exploration of what happens when our ambitions are thwarted by reality, Paris? will reflect upon Emma’s fecklessly aspirational worldview and its relationship to the uniquely American culture of ambition, puritanical self-denial and conspicuous consumption. The piece will further underscore these themes by introducing the story of the first English translator of Madame Bovary, Eleanor Marx Aveling, whose suicide by cyanide oddly mirrored Emma’s suicide at the end of the novel. Featuring a versatile, moveable set of live plants and choreographed specifically for untrained dancers, Paris? is a non-narrative collage of movement, live and recorded music, video and spoken text.

There will be work-in-progress showings on Thursday, 6/25, Friday, 6/26 and Saturday, 6/27, 7:30pm at IRT.

BENEFIT PARTY at 49 Grove (between Bleecker and 7th Ave) on Friday, June 26 from 8:30pm-12:00am

Entrance donation includes: Absinthe cocktails from 8:30pm-11:30pm, Franco-Brazilian cuisine by Cafe La Palette, DJ & Music. Must be 21 to attend benefit party.

Advance tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets: