House of Yes, Kat Cunning
, & Anya Sapozhnikova
CNTRL: Orignal Score & Spectacle
The age old fairytale is reimagined by Kat Cunning and Anya Sapozhnikova, doing away with the docile sleeping beauty.
In its place is a daring dreamer — challenging the definition of control, embracing the reckless, flying high, and singing her heart out. She kisses the forbidden, the unknown. Locked lip to lip, she and the darkness stay entranced, a poppy blossoming within their mouths. And when they part, a restless slumber overtakes. Within the slumber is a dream, each breath she takes turns into song and flows from her lips enveloping us all.
This collaboration between Kat Cunning and Anya Sapozhnikova has been a long time coming. Creative energies combine — two muses breathe life into an immersive fever dream told through song, aerial, performance, and dance.
The fruits of their labors are intoxicating. Please join us for the feast.
Door at 7pm, Show at 8
Seating not guaranteed after 8pm.
::: ABOUT Kat Cunning
Kat Cunning (aka Katrina Cunningham) crafts songs blending pop, soul and Baroque arrangements, drawing from her study of dance as well as her time on stage. She made her television debut this fall in season 2 of HBO's The Deuce starring James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, playing Franco’s love interest, Christina Fuego. A rising voice on the NYC arts scene, Cunning has performed on Broadway in 'Dangerous Liaisons,' Cirque Du Soleil's 'Paramour,' NYC's Sleep No More. She was the featured performer in Refinery 29's sold out 29Rooms exhibit with famed artist Juno Calypso and opened for recording artist LP's sold out North American tour in 2018. Cunning and her original music «Wild Poppies,» «Baby,» «Make U Say» and «Stay on the Line» have been named «One to Watch» by BBC tastemaker Annie Mac and have been featured in The New York Times, Nylon, Teen Vogue, People Magazine, and more. She is currently working on her debut EP.
::: ABOUT Anya Sapozhnikova
Anya Sapozhnikova is the co-founder and creative director of the House of Yes in Brooklyn. Mostly steering clear of traditional theater, she has spent over a decade producing ritualistic performance art in unconventional, underground, site specific and at times illegal venues. Her work is never restricted to the stage, and is always a multidisciplinary immersive spectacle. Having the privilege to now create in the House of Yes space that she co-designed with her partners, anything is now possible — from experimental rigging design, daring in-your-face audience interaction, to subversive themes like Ketamine and Sex Work. Anya believes that building community is as important as creating spectacle, and for this reason her shows always reflect a collaborative effort between her cast and her audience. Anya merges nightlife and theater into one, creating psychedelic thought-provoking works that implore the audience to participate in the art being created before their eyes.
::::::: Community and Accessibility :::::::
This is a space for everyone to feel welcome and loved. Racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, or any other form of discrimination will not be tolerated at our House. All restrooms in our venue are gender neutral. Everyone is free to use the restroom that best fits their gender identity or expression. All entrances and spaces within the venue are single-level. There are stairs leading to the upper portions of the stage, for those who wish to dance in the spotlight. Strobe lights are used during performances and parties.