Kayla Farrish/ Decent Structures

Kayla Farrish/ Decent Structures

Kayla Farrish/ Decent Structures Arts: Put Away the Fire, dear

March 8- 10, 2024
ODC Theater

Put Away the Fire, dear is an evening-length premiere that dreams in frames of Old Hollywood cinema revamped and remixed for live group performance. Exploration of film techniques, reconstruction of stories and archetypes, dance theater, and sound score provide the foundation for characters to bring film to life onstage and play out themes of love and darkness. Through captivating film noir, musical, romance, and thriller, Put Away the Fire, dear asks audiences to reimagine who plays the roles and what it could mean for excluded voices to hold or change these stories. 

Kayla Farrish/Decent Structures Arts is an emerging company combining filmmaking, storytelling, dance theater performance, and sound score. The company has been commissioned by ODC Theater, Gibney, Little Island, Louis Armstrong Museum, Danspace, Pepatian/BAAD!, and beyond. Farrish has created through residencies like Gallim, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Keshet MSE, BAX, Petronio, and others. Her work as hybrids of live performance and film have shown at The Clarice, Park Avenue Armory, Lincoln Center, Judson Church, film festivals, and elsewhere. In 2021, she co-created site-specific immersive, Broken Record with Brandon Coleman at Little Island, co-directed Melanie Charles Y’ll D’nt Care Abt Black Women Film, solo for The Motherboard Suites at NYLA, Roster - Four/Four Open Air Series with Melanie Charles, and Martyr’s Fiction Feature Film. In 2022, she collaborated with Belinda McGuire, Blacklight Summit, Symphony Space, Kenyon Adams, and Lincoln Center.

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Friday, March 8, 2024 at 7:30pm 
Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 7:30pm 
Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 5:00pm (ASL provided & Addt’l Wheelchair Accessibility)


Curated by Maurya Kerr and Leyya Mona Tawil

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ODC is on the ancestral lands of the Ramaytush People in Yelamu. We pay respects to elders past and present, who are still here and part of our community. We recognize that regenerative land management is not new, but is a continuation of practices from Native cultures and from our own ancestors. It is our responsibility to steward the land with care, as our elders did before us. ODC is donating $.50 for each in-person ticket (seat) sold to all performances in the Theater.

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