35th Parallel Productions presents AIN’T DONE BAD at the Durham Arts Council’s PSI Theatre, Tuesday, June 6-Wednesday, June 7. The award winning show features the masterful choreography of Jakob Karr, set to the music of Country artist, Orville Peck.
AIN’T DONE BAD is a momentous, yet achingly vulnerable piece of Contemporary Dance Theatre created by “So You Think You Can Dance” star, Jakob Karr. Featuring the vivid, revelatory music of Orville Peck, seven of the most sought-after professional dancers in the industry bring Jakob’s story to life in this utterly seamless, hour-long work of art. Ain’t Done Bad explores the experience of growing up, coming out, and finding love, using dance to celebrate the journey of leaving shame behind to embrace your authentic, vulnerable voice, all without speaking a word.
“This show tells a story that I think a lot of us can relate to,” says the show’s creator, Jakob Karr. “No matter where we come from, we all want the same thing: to be loved as our truest selves. Only then, can we really open up to love all around us. With dance as my first language, this is the best way I can tell this story. Ain’t Done Bad is my love letter to anyone who has ever struggled with their identity, and it is a thank you note to everyone who helped me find my voice.”
Laurie Glodowski and Patti Maurer of 35th Parallel Productions, the theatrical producers of the show, comment: “Dance was the essential element that first drew us together as producing partners. We both agreed that Jakob’s incredible ability to tell his very relevant story, through highly technical, yet pedestrian movement needed to be shared with the world right now. We are thrilled to produce this new exciting work of art with many more audiences.”