jitterbug and the aftermath

Created by Donna Costello and Jennifer Sargent

APAP | NYC 2019

JAN 6, 2019 10:00 am and 7:30 pm

JCC Manhattan

334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023

Future Oceans, is a new program showcasing artists from New Orleans, London and New York during the Arts Presenters Conference in NYC.  Future Oceans is a cross continental, mixed discipline line up of choreographers, composers/musicians and devised theater companies on view at the Marlene Myerson Jewish Community Center, Jan 5-7, 2019. These are exciting new voices co-curated and presented with Laurie Uprichard, choreographer Shannon Stewart and producer Philip Sandstrom. 

Jitterbug and the Aftermath will perform an excerpt of the work on Sunday, Jan 6 at 10:00 am as a featured artist in the Southern Cross Currents Showcase with Jarrell Hamilton (New Orleans), Kelly Bond (New Orleans), Aurora Nealand (New Orleans) and Marcus Hayes (Tennessee).

Jitterbug and the Aftermath will perform an excerpt of the work on Sunday, Jan 6 at 7:30pm, opening for Creep Cuts by Evan Spigelman (New Orleans).

see full schedule and rsvp here

Sorry I missed your show! Gibney \ NYC

NOV 15, 2018

280 Broadway, NYC

A screening and discussion series, Sorry I Missed Your Show highlights dance works from the recent past to explore their relationship to the dance canon and contemporary practice. All events are free and open to the public. Presented by The Lab at Gibney 280 Broadway.

Donna Costello and Jennifer Sargent - as artists crossing genres (contemporary dance and physical theater) and geographical regions (New York and New Orleans) talk about how they made their duet and made it work—along the process, generating a whole new festival of feminist art. Collaborating artists will join as part of the discussion, including physical dramaturge Penelope McCourty. 


Tuesday, March 13 @ 8:30pm, 2018

The Kraine Theater, 85 E. 4th Street, NYC


A femfest of performance

March 1 & 2, 2018

Catapult, New Orleans

2018 EstroGenius Festival, the longest running festival celebrating the work of women and gender non-conforming artists in NYC, returns for a second year at The Kraine Theatre of E. 4th St.  Begun in Manhattan Theatre Source in 2000 as a short-play festival, the festival has launched and supported hundreds of artists in its 18 years and continues through the generous support of FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade. Currently at the helm of the festival are Melissa Riker and Maura Nguyen Donohue.  


Definitive Figures is a festival of performance and community events created to amplify the femme body in space. Conceived and produced by dance artist, Donna Costello, and physical theater creator, Jennifer SargentDefinitive Figures aims to elevate and explore feminist ideas while negotiating our plural identities of race, class, and sex in a patriarchal society.  

Variation 1 will take place in New Orleans from February 28 to March 4, 2018. Over five days, the festival will feature four core female-identifying artists presenting body-based performance work and will also feature a host of supporting events from stand-up comedy to a late-night dance party, each showcasing the diversity of femme experience through a variety of mediums.

see full schedule and tickets here

Supported by a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant


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