A Brooklyn dance company needs a home. Several, actually.
Tze Chun Dance Company looks to bring its latest production, “Parlour Games,” a playful look at what served as entertainment pre-TV, to different brownstones in Brooklyn.
“It’s a free arts event that is not in the usual spaces,” said artistic director Tze Chun. “We’re bringing it literally into people’s homes introducing dance into a much more domestic atmosphere.”
The series kicks off April 10, with South Oxford Space in Fort Greene hosting the first night, and Serenity at Home, a bed and breakfast in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, hosting on April 11. Chun looks to extend the series until June, but needs a few more locations to make that happen.
Zenobia Marion was not shy about hosting the series at her Prospect Lefferts lodge. “I think it’s absolutely fabulous for the community,” said Marion. “It’s such an unassuming neighborhood.”
The piece borrows its movement from parlour games, some familiar, like Blind Man’s Bluff, a precursor to Marco Polo, others baffling, like Are You There Moriarty, where participants lie on the floor hitting each other with newspapers.
To recreate the atmosphere of those games, the piece will be set to a piano accompaniment and other era-appropriate sounds like grandfather clocks. All that’s needed is the brownstone.
Anyone have a lead?
“Parlour Games” at South Oxford Space [138 S. Oxford St. between Atlantic and Fulton avenues in Fort Greene, (718) 398-3078], April 10 at 2 pm; and at Serenity at Home [57 Rutland Rd. between Bedford and Flatbush avenues in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, (347) 414-5536] hosts April 11 at 3 pm. For info on all performances, visit www.TzeChunDance.com.