Dana Michel

Yellow Towel
Mar 3 - 5, 2016

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$25 week of show • BUY TICKETS Merrill Wright Main Stage

"...powerful imagination and psychological force." - The New York Times

Thu – Sat | Mar 3 – 5 | 8pm
Sun | Mar 6 | 5pm

As a child Dana Michel would drape a yellow towel on her head to emulate the blond girls at school. This memory became the impetus for a ritualistic work mashing black culture stereotypes into a fascinating alter-ego. Michel sheds layers and encounters talismans in a gradual, unsettling metamorphosis. 

Strongly influenced by the aesthetics of fashion, music videos, queer culture, and comedy, Michel’s powerfully unique style of work is uber-physical, queasily funny, and fiercely contemporary. Yellow Towel was named one of the top shows of 2014 by Time Out New York.

Dana Michel is a choreographer and performer based in Montreal, Canada. Before entering the BFA in Contemporary Dance program at Concordia University in her late twenties, she was a marketing executive, competitive runner and football player. In 2011, she had the honor of being a danceWEB scholar, allowing her to deepen her research process at ImPulsTanz in Vienna, Austria. Her work is an intense mixture of living sculpture, physical comedy, psychological excavation, and deconstructed social commentary.