HERE and Manoiseca present

JUST LIKE A MAN

and

TODAY I AM FEELING A LITTLE BIT LESS CYNICAL

Based on the December 12 – 22, 2002 run at HERE Arts Center

Today I Am Feeling A Little Bit Less Cynical

Conceived, Designed and Directed by FERNANDO MANECA

Set Construction by SHAWN GARGALIANO

Lighting Design by ZOE KLEIN

Music by CHUCK & DANNY, FERNANDO MANECA and DAVID SHARPE

Video Footage by LIAM CLANCY

 

Performers

Sarah Cline, Fernando Maneca, Sifa Marti, Erin McKenna

Angela Mickelson, Hiral Parekh, Samantha Twyford

JUST LIKE A MAN: Personal Anecdotes, Confessions and Other Tall Tales

Conceived, Designed and Performed by FERNANDO MANECA

Directed by MAUREEN BRENNAN

Lighting Design by ZOE KLEIN

Video Interviews by FERNANDO MANECA

 

Artist Fernando Maneca has designed an evening of two multi-media movement-based performance pieces that, while standing on their own as separate works, combine to provide a more complete program.

The first piece, Today I Am Feeling A Little Bit Less Cynical, performed by the ensemble, and accompanied by video footage, is a quick-paced dissection of the modern day rush hour, and the denizens thereof. In the second piece, a string of solos called JUST LIKE A MAN, Mr. Maneca posits the nature of manhood through a series of movement stories interspersed with videotaped interviews on the subject.

In this two act multi-media event, watch as Maneca contemplates the daily commute, does battle with a rake, and reveals the more intimate details of his life as a sexual being. Stereotypes are portrayed and explored. The tiniest details of day-to-day life are brought out into fluid motion as they become part of the dance. The mundane is the crucial matter here, and Maneca seems a budding master at transforming the commonplace into thought-provoking art.

For dance and then some, consider Fernando Maneca’s Today I Am Feeling A Little Bit Less Cynical and JUST LIKE A MAN.

- Kessa De Santis -

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