HOLY is a meditation on corporeal magnanimity. Choreographers Jonathan Campbell and Austin Diaz mine their athletic yet vulnerable movement language to create a world that pays reverence to humankind. Joining the creative team, New York-based composer Jordan Chiolis builds an original soundscape to be performed live.

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Indefinite Article

Madboots Dance: Holy

Seán Curran on MADBOOTS

The dancing is daring and strangely compelling; it both seduces and confronts the audience, embodying the longing, restlessness, even violence,

Get Into It

GAY GUERRILLA (2018) –– MADBOOTS DANCE
GAY GUERRILLA [2018] – MADBOOTS DANCE
MASC [2017] – MADBOOTS DANCE
MASC [2017] – MADBOOTS DANCE
FOR US [2016] - MADBOOTS DANCE
FOR US [2016] – MADBOOTS DANCE

Get Thee to the LIbrary

Recommended readings to accompany the Indefinite Article by Seán Curran.

Charles Bukowski, What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk Through The Fire. Ecco, 2002.

Clare Croft (ed.), Queer Dance: Meanings and Makings. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Allen Ginsberg, Collected Poems 1947-1997. Harper, 2007.

Larry Mitchell, The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions. Calamus Press, 1977.

David Wojnarowicz, Close to the Knives: A Memoir of Disintegration. Vintage, 1991.

Read All About It

Laura Diffenderfer for the Joyce

MADBOOTS DANCE on making moves from a queer perspective

“Over time, our personal traumas and histories started to penetrate the work and it just made sense to dive into who we are and what we’ve experienced.”

James Michael Nichols for HuffPost | Jun 19, 2018

This Queer Dance Company Is Celebrating Pride Month In A Big Way

“There’s a lot of queer history we didn’t live through, but we can exist in the world today as proud gay men because of those who’ve devoted and lost their lives to making change.”

Richard Schneider for the Gay & Lesbian Review | June 29, 2017

Madboots and the Gay Experience

“In concert dance, there has been some degree of homophobia. We’ve had trouble with a couple of venues presenting our work because of the gay content.”

Extra Credit

We’ve picked a book to complement each show in our season. We’ve got novels, short stories, essays, poetry, and memoir. Before opening night of each show (usually Fridays, but not always!), we’ll meet in the lobby for happy hour drinks and discussion. It’s an fun, informal way to find a new favorite book, meet people, and get your brain into gear for the show – even if you haven’t had a chance to read the book yet.

NYU Skirball Book Club | Friday, Apr 10, 2020

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

A letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity.