MOONLIGHT INTERIOR, April 14-17, NYC The music of Jann Klose, choreography of Yo-el Cassell!!

The choreography of Yo-el Cassell, Music of Jann Klose, April 14-17 at the Sande Shurin Black Box Theater

YC Movement Theatre shatters the alienation of our modern times with a collaborative piece, MOONLIGHT INTERIOR.  Moving to the choreography of Yo-el Cassell and the music of Jann Klose, the performers seek to reveal the extraordinary within each of us. The evening length production will take place at the Sande Shurin Black Box Theater, 311 West 43rd Street, 6th floor in New York City, April 14-17. The Sande Shurin Theater is located between 8th and 9th Avenues, and near the A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, 7, 9 and S subway stops.   Show times are: 8 pm (2 pm Matinees on Saturday and Sunday), admission is $20 ($15 w/student ID), with the opening night performance as a benefit for the YC Movement Theatre company for $50. The public can call 212-726-8060 for more information.

The show is directed and choreographed by Yo-el Cassell with a live musical score written and performed by collaborator, Jann Klose and his band. Cassell says, “There are many inspirations in this work, especially the artwork of Edward Hopper, whose paintings, I feel, are inspiration for the ‘interior’ in all of us—our own inner beauty.”

Dancer/choreographer/mime/actor Yo-el Cassell credits include The Virginia Opera, The Pearl Lang Dance Theater, Spencer/Colton, The American Mime Theater, PBS’s SHINING TIME STATION, Miramax’ CULTIVATING STILLNESS, a residency at Skidmore College and researching period movement for the movie CHICAGO and its director Rob Marshall. THE BOSTON PHOENIX cites Cassell as a “choreographer with great invention and imagination with a fluid command of the craft of movement ... his work strikes an emotional punch.”

Originally from Germany, singer/songwriter/actor Jann Klose is equally eclectic.   CLEVELAND MAGAZINE says his current EP, BLACK BOX is “a startlingly fresh blend of pop, blues, rock and jazz that provides the perfect showcase for Klose’s powerful, emotive voice.”  Klose has performed throughout the world, he has acted and sung in the Broadway touring company of JECKYLL AND HYDE, TOMMY at NJPAC,  and The JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR European tour.   He’s developed a following for his original music, opening for Steve Forbert, Tish Hinojosa, Jorma Kaukonen (of Jefferson Airplane) and performing with the legendary Les Paul.

Cassell hopes to inspire people with this presentation, “Jann and I invite the audience into an intimate and enthralling environment of live music, dance and the theater of one's own imagination."

Websites: www.moonlightinterior.com