About the show
Remember sharing a couch at your local coffee shop, sipping a latte and listening to Tori Amos covers and spoken word? We’ll take you back to that Eden of flannel, baby tee’s, Doc Marten’s, and Friends. Dancer / songwriter Clare Byrne returns to the the big city to share some original tunes and then joins The Raving Jaynes in an improvised journey inspired by your memories of the 90’s.
The Raving Jaynes (Jamie Graham & Amy Larimer) mix dance, improv, and physical theater to tell entirely-improvised stories. Nothing is choreographed! Nothing is scripted! They’ve been called the “real deal: sharp, witty, gorgeous, and utterly unique.” (Dance Enthusiast).
The Raving Jaynes perform regularly at the PIT in New York City, teach workshops and are advocates for the art of improvisation as a performance practice. They have been presented at Mt Olymprov Improv Festival in Athens; IMPRO Amsterdam; the Abundance Festival in Karlstad, Sweden; Big City Improv Festival in Toronto; La 2da Muestra Nacional de Improvisación Teatral/ImproTop in Tepic, Mexico; TCIF in Minneapolis; the ADaPT Festival in Santa Barbara; Big City Improv in Toronto; Built on Stilts in Martha’s Vineyard; The Crisis Arts Festival in Arezzo, Italy; The Comedy in Dance Festival at Triskelion Arts; Dancemopolitan at Joe’s Pub; The District Improv Festival in D.C.; Duofest in Philadelphia; The NYC Improv Festival; The Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre Festival, The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin; Your Move in Jersey City and The Tank. www.theravingjaynes.com,www.facebook.com/theravingjaynes, @ravingjaynes.
Clare Byrne is a choreographer, dancer, writer, and musician who explores junctures of movement, music and ritual through performance. Clare Byrne Dance has performed in many venues, including Dance Theater Workshop, Joyce SoHo, Danspace Project, Dixon Place, and The Flynn Center for the Arts in Burlington. Multi-year projects have included Weekly Rites (2007-2012), a weekly online video and writing improvisational practice, and The Poor Sister Clares Traveling Dancing Monk Show (2009-2013). She is a recipient of grants and residencies through The Joyce Theater Foundation, Dixon Place, The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard, The Dragon’s Egg, The Silo Residency, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and the Bogliasco Foundation in Liguria, Italy, among others. She was a founding member of Nicholas Leichter Dance, and has written dance reviews for the online publication offoffoff.com. Byrne has taught at Muhlenberg College, Long Island University, and Manhattanville College.