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Monopoly: The Landlord’s Game

7:30pm - 1:00am

Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, New York — United States

“Wheel and deal! Strike it rich! Win this fast-dealing, property trading game.” Created in the early 20th century, Monopoly originally aimed to demonstrate the inequities of unbridled capitalism. This renowned board game with thematic iterations worldwide is now reimagined as a dance piece. Inspired by the work and life of Lizzie Magie, the little recognized creator of Monopoly, MJM Dance, led by choreographer Megan J. Minturn, considers the injustices (for-profit prisons, poorly paid work and inadequate housing) caused by our current "game board rules.” This work was rehearsed at the Mark Morris Dance Center as part of their Subsidized Studio Rental Program.

Dancers/Investigators/Choreographers: Michelle Applebaum, Leah Antonellis, Beverly Lopez, Kelli Chapman, Cantata Chen, Mara Katz, Chie Kurokawa and Megan J. Minturn
Composer: Evan Joseph
Lighting Design: Jennifer Linn Wilcox
Stage Manager: Ilana Olken
Puppet Design: Dara Ross

Photography by: Jeff Schultz

Thursday and Friday, April 13 and 14, 2017


$15 – $18