Happenstance

 

Who: Mitra Dance Collective


What: A dance play about Missed Connections on Craigslist


When: Fall 2011


Where: Manhattan Movement and Arts Center

Upper West Side, NYC


"Happenstance" is a thrilling new piece of theater that combines a classic boy meets girl plot with the stirring stories of love lost and found on the streets of the city. Told through compelling scenes, contemporary dance and an exciting mixtape of pop rock music, "Happenstance" is a modern New York love story. 


CREDITS

Written and directed by CAITLIN GALLO 
Assistant director SHAINA STIGLER
Dramaturge STEPHEN BISHOP SEELY 
Choreography JIMMY BURGIO 
Assistant Choreographer SARITA LOU
Conceived by CAITLIN GALLO and JIMMY BURGIO
Produced by CAITLIN GALLO with SHAINA STIGLER JIMMY BURGIO and IÑAKI BALDASSARRE 



 

Set in the greatest city in the world, this modern love story examines the trials and tribulations of love in the age of technology. Romantic, funny, sad and exhilarating storytelling done through words, dance and the music of our generation, Happenstance will take you on a journey you won't soon forget.


HISTORY OF PRODUCTION

 

October 2009

One-day workshop at Ripley Grier

New York, NY

November 2009

Weekend workshop at Ripley Grier 

New York, NY

April 2010

Reading at Theater for the New City

New York, NY

November 2010

Weeklong workshop at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA)  

New York, NY

September 2011

Reading at Stella Adler Studio of Acting

New York, NY

October 2011

Ten-day workshop culminating in Off-Broadway presentations at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center

New York, NY

 

ALL 2011 PRODUCTION PICTURES BY

ARIEL SEIDMAN-WRIGHT .


"HAPPENSTANCE"  

IN ASSOCIATION WITH MITRA DANCE COLLECTIVE