SOLD OUT: There will be a Standby Line for unclaimed tickets. The line will form outside the NYU Skirball Box Office (566 LaGuardia). Unclaimed tickets will be distributed to the line at 7:15pm.

**Please bring items to donate to the FREE BOUTIQUE where you can shop for free all night long. Contributions to the Free Boutique include the shirt in the back of your closet that is really awesome but you never wear anymore, books, tapes, costumes, objects of interest, and fabulous shoes.

“When you go to AUNTS, you go to something like a party: a gathering that orbits around multiple, overlapping performances, structured to facilitate chaos.”
The New York Times

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NYU Skirball’s backstage, dressing rooms, hallways and lobby (everything but the theater itself!) will be transformed when AUNTS takes over the building for this uptown/downtown performance extravaganza. Audiences will be able to wander and experience as many or as few performances as they choose, creating their own experiences through chance encounters. Bringing together contemporary artists and diverse audiences for this-night-only event, AUNTS concludes the evening with an immersive dance party in NYU Skirball’s lower lobby.

AUNTS was founded by Jmy James Kidd and Rebecca Brooks in 2005 and is currently organized by Laurie Berg and Liliana Dirks-Goodman. An underground platform for dance, AUNTS creates events in unconventional spaces with multiple performers, overlapping performances, open dance parties, multi-disciplinary, body/non-body based, time oriented, finished/experimental/unfinished/process art. Since 2005, AUNTS has organized approximately fifty events and hosted more than four hundred artists from multiple disciplines and at various points in their careers.

Organized by Laurie Berg, Liliana Dirks-Goodman, Ali Rosa-Salas, and Ash R.T. Yergens.
With: Alexandra Tatarsky, Christine Elmo, Freedom Dabka Group, Imma, Jahmal B. Golden, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, Katrina Reid, Lime Rickey International, Nia Love, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, DJ set by Br0nz3 G0d3ss and more.

AUNTS at NYU Skirball is co-sponsored by the Department of NYU Tisch Dance and the Department of NYU Performance Studies.
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Rashaun Mitchell on AUNTS

My most vivid AUNTS memory was a disorienting and hazy experiencing on a boat in 2010.


Read the Study Guide for AUNTS