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‘Ex.Pgirl’s Paris Syndrome’ Dance Theatre Piece, March 18-20

A humorous and magical landscape of cross-cultural interactions, misunderstandings and revelations is at the heart of “Ex.Pgirl’s Paris Syndrome,” a dance theatre piece that will be performed as a work in progress in City Tech’s Voorhees Theatre, 186 Jay Street, Downtown Brooklyn, March 18-20. The suggested donation for admission is $5.

Produced by City Tech’s Department of Entertainment Technology in collaboration with its Theatreworks resident theatrical troupe and with Ex.Pgirl, the performances will take place Thursday, March 18, 8 p.m.; Friday, March 19, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, March 20, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The show is a dance theatre piece about a Japanese phenomenon that occurs when tourists visit Paris and experience a psychological meltdown because Paris, the "City of Love," does not match their idealized expectations of beauty. The only permanent cure is to go back to Japan – and never return to Paris.

Ex.Pgirl’s “Paris Syndrome” is a humorous investigation of the parallels between culture shock, magical places we long for and disappointment. Through language games, spoken scenes, dance and video interviews, a multicultural ensemble of female performers will explore the themes of madness, ideals and cultural misunderstanding. 

The Ex.Pgirl (www.expgirl.net) mission is to offer a cutting-edge forum for female performers of diverse backgrounds to create original interdisciplinary work that redefines cultural identity in today's globalized community. Dedicated to a collaborative development process, Ex.Pgirl uses satire and parody as well as powerful visual imagery in its work.

City Tech’s Department of Entertainment Technology educates students for careers backstage at concerts, corporate and special events, cruise ships, film/television productions, sports venues, theatres, theme parks and trade shows. The department is structured to accommodate full- and part-time students of all ages, and accepts beginners looking to break into the industry as well as seasoned pros and IATSE Union members who would like to update their skills. Information: www.entertainmenttechnology.org.

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