COMING SOON | NY PREMIERE | Spring 2020 | The Chocolate Factory Theater

Good Day God Damn,  Video Still  2017, Stephanie Acosta

Good Day God Damn, Video Still 2017, Stephanie Acosta

Traveling through the fractured American landscape, looming vibrations push the ground up and the cosmos down as our community-turned-cabal explores terror, tectonic shifts, psychedelic self-harm, and toxic monuments. Through the lens of a thriller our cell flows through domestic borders, mingles with the extraterrestrial and unpacks landlocked limitations through discursive research and rigorous ensemble development.  


Leslie Cuyjet has been performing and dancing in New York since 2004, working with a range of artists from David Gordon and Meredith Monk, to Niall Jones and Kim Brandt, to Anohni and Solange, while holding a long-standing performing and touring history with Jane Comfort and Company and Cynthia Oliver Co. Dance Theatre. Her choreographic work has been presented in New York by La MaMa (La MaMa Moves! Festival), Gibney Dance (DoublePlus), CPR (Fall Movement), Movement Research (Fall Festival, Judson Church), AUNTS (Realness, Populous), and Danspace Draftworks. Leslie was a Cycle 4/2016 Chez Bushwick Artist-in-Residence and is a 2017 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence.

Angie Pittman is a dance artist, dance maker, and dance educator. Angie has had the pleasure of dancing in work by Ralph Lemon, Kemal Nance, Tere O'Connor, Jennifer Monson, Johanna S. Meyer, Kyli Kleven, Anna Sperber, Tess Dworman, and others. Angie has performed her dances at BAAD!, Movement Research at Judson Church, Triskelion Arts, STooPS, The Domestic Performance Agency, The KnockDown Center, The Invisible Dog, and Danspace Project. She holds a MFA in Dance and Choreography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a graduate minor in African American Studies and a BA in Dance from Old Dominion University. She was a 2015 DanceWEB scholar for Impulstanz Dance Festival in Vienna, Austria and is a 2016 Artist-in-Residence with Movement Research.

Jessie Young - I am a choreographer, teacher and dancer. My work has been presented by Dancespace Project (NYC), FringeArts (Philadelphia), The Current Sessions (NYC), Festival International de Teatro Susana Alexander (Mexico), Fleet Moves Dance Festival (Cape Cod), Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (IL), The Domestic Performance Agency (NYC) and extensively in Chicago with institutions such as Links Hall, Chicago Home Theater Festival, Chicago Dance Crash, and The Inconvenience. I have performed nationally and internationally with artists including Abby Z and the New Utility, The Seldoms, Kristina Isabelle Dance Company, Khecari Dance Theater, The Moving Architects, The Space/Movement Project, Julie Mayo, Stephanie Acosta and Sara Gurevich. Currently, I am rehearsing my own with with an ensemble of dancers and collaborators Emma Lutz-Higgins, Justin Faircloth, Lea Fulton and Raha Benham. I received my BFA from University of Utah and MFA from the Department of Dance at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

Miriam Gabriel loves life and chips. She co-creates dance work with Carlo Antonio Villanueva and video work with Zora Schiltz-Rouse. She works as a support specialist to self-directed individuals with disabilities. She is currently dancing with Kyle Marshall, Maya Lee-Parritz, Stephen Petronio, and Stephanie Acosta.


 Good Day God Damn - In Progress Showing 

Museum of Art and Design | March 24, 2018 | 7p 

This live event will include two GDGD ensemble members live, along with artist Stephanie Acosta and others in absentia.  Shifting theatre to installation site, Good Day God Damn incorporates video, sound, and live work to explore the first in a multi-installment series engaging movement research and experimental film structures to tear through the personal in the terrain.  [Dur. 35-40m]


Performing Live Angie Pittman + Leslie Cuyjet  

with Stephanie Acosta 

Video + Performance developed with Mimi Gabriel + Jessie Young

Sound + Lights - Dan Foley


Images by Heidi Bohnenkamp



Good Day God Damn - Extracted Excerpt

Pies and Performance | Crown Heights, Brooklyn | 8p

[Dur.  15 min]

Performers/Collaborators:  Performing Live Mimi Gabriel + Jessie Young 

with Stephanie Acosta

Video + Performance developed with Angie Pittman + Leslie Cuyjet


Images by Intrinsic Grey Productions (James Tate, Vid Stills)