Dev Hynes, Caroline Polachek, And SOPHIE To Score Performance Piece About Authority

Update: Additional tickets have been released on Kickstarter.

March 30, 2016

FlucT's Monica Mirabile and Otion Front partner Sarah Kinlaw have teamed up to direct a new performance art piece that explores the concept of authority. Authority Figure will feature 150+ performers, a wide variety of choreography and installations by local artists (check the full team here), and original music by Dev Hynes, Dan Deacon, Pictureplane, Hot Sugar, Chairlift's Caroline Polachek, Ian Drennan, Eartheater, and SOPHIE. The performance will take place in Knockdown Center, a 50,000 square feet site in Queens, from May 20-22.

"Everyone's relationship to authority is layered and complex, including ours," Mirabile and Kinlaw told The FADER over email. "Whether we are children, employers, bitches, cops and/or lovers, we have to deal with our relationships to obedience. Obedience and authority exist on a spectrum, we fluctuate between agency and insecurity on the daily. Authority Figure is choreography of the systems that program our obedient identities so that we can move through them and start to understand our relationships to each other. It's about performing agency and responsibility or the point when you shift from observer to participant."


On the music front, they noted: "We hope to add more women so HOLLER if there are any female producers out there that feel emotionally affected by obedience (lol we know u do ;))."

More info and tickets over here.

Update, 5/18/2016, 12:15 p.m.: Tickets to all three nights are sold out, but more have been made available via Kickstarter.

A few tickets to a "special Family + Friends" performance of Authority Figure are up for sale on Kickstarter. The production hopes to raise an additional $5,000 before debuting at the end of the week. Get more information here.

Dev Hynes, Caroline Polachek, And SOPHIE To Score Performance Piece About Authority