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Give It To You Stage is supported by the New York Live Arts, Live Feed program, which is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional residency for the development of Give It To You Stage is provided by the Watershed Lab residency at Mount Tremper Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space residency, Gibney Dance Center DIP residency and CUNY Queens College Drama Theater and Dance department in partnership with New York Live Arts.
YACKEZ : GIVE IT TO YOU STAGE
MAR 29 - APR 1 AT 7:30PM
New York Live Arts
TICKETS START AT $15/$20
The New York Times, Siobhan Burke
"YACKEZ This irreverent song and dance duo, also known as Larissa and Jon Velez-Jackson or Twitta and Papi Jon, can work a crowd with such deliberately dissonant tracks as “Accolades,” “Yackez Dot Com” and “Get an Education.” In “Give It to You Stage,” they corral their hits (and flops; this pair embraces failure) into a two-act theatrical event at New York Live Arts. The show features a “queer pro-wrestling dance ensemble,” according to the theater’s site, and a cohort of adventurous seniors from Ms. Velez Jackson’s fitness classes. March 29-April 1."
The Performance Club, Claudia LaRocco
"The one-and-only Yackez is performing its much-anticipated “Stage Show” Thursday and Friday at CPR. This hot mess was one of the highlights of Catch 50. Don’t miss. Don’t watch sober."
The New York Times
Movement Research at Judson Church " ...Movement Research, an organization committed to physical exploration in all forms, welcomes viewers to observe work in its embryonic stage. The artists on the docket this week include ...the kooky hip-hop duo Yackez."
Great photographs by blogger/photographer, Isabel Figueroa of YACKEZ in preparation for our concert at Dixon Place HOT! Festival 2015.