Company XIV—one of our favorite (and slightly naughty) downtown performance companies— returns with their 2015-2016 Off-Broadway season, which will include three adult only shows: the world premiere of Cinderella (September 22 – November 15), a revival of their sexy hit holiday show Nutcracker Rouge (November 24 – January 17), and the world premiere of Snow White (January 26 – March 12), all conceived, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick. Since the shows include partial nudity, ticket holders must be a minimum of 16 years old.
The extraordinary artists of Company XIV will entertain you with their latest sensual and erotic world premiere production, Cinderella, a dazzling new creation based on the baroque fairy tale by Charles Perrault. Sip a libation whilst you experience a thrilling fusion of nightlife and theater, featuring XIV’s unique blend of live opera, circus, burlesque, vaudeville, baroque dance and sumptuous design.
Company XIV and Artistic Director Austin McCormick continue to garner critical acclaim. The NY Times calls McCormick’s work “inventive and brainy, a high-entertainment mix of music-hall, cabaret, theater and dance” and praised Le Serpent Rouge as a “sensuous marvel.” Company XIV’s critically acclaimed Nutcracker Rouge was called “dazzling and genius” (NY Times), “the perfect hot date” (TimeOut NY Critics’ Pick) and the year’s “sexiest dance performance” (Paper). Both Nutcracker Rouge and Snow White were NY Magazine Critics’ Picks. Metro NY says the company has “world-class talent” and Flavorpill calls the group “magical and sexy.”
We even had a few choice words from last year’s fall production, saying that “the committed ensemble tackles McCormick’s muscular choreography with abandon—contorting, thrusting, pole dancing and dangling from the ceiling as if it was their last night on earth.” Well… apparently it wasn’t since they’re back for another season!
Shows take place at the Minetta Lane Theatre, located at 18 Minetta Lane between MacDougal Street and 6th Avenue in New York City. Performances are Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 5pm. For more information, visit www.CompanyXIV.com.
Here’s a first look at Cinderella: