Come Back Once More So I Can Say Goodbye, is an evening-length theatrical dance performance which tells the story of the gay community in New York City from 1965-1995.
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall and World Pride coming to New York for the first time ever, Come Back Once More So I Can Say Goodbye is an evening-length theatrical dance concert featuring live original music and choreography, vintage recordings, historic footage, political soundbites and stunning visuals. Artistic Director Sasha Spielvogel of Labyrinth Dance Theater presents this landmark production, telling the story of the gay community in New York City from 1965-1995; from the early Gay Rights Movement with the historic Sip-In at the Julius Bar, to the uprising at Stonewall, and through the widespread apathy and abject hysteria of the AIDS crisis. Through powerful performances from world renowned dancers, singers and musicians, we experience the indomitable resolve of those who defiantly faced the siege against them with humor, bravery and compassion. Reflecting the historic resilience, compassion and heart of the LGBTQ community, proceeds will benefit the Ali Forney Center, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, GMHC and Live Out Loud.
For those who lived through this epoch, it is an opportunity to honor and celebrate the memory of loved ones lost. For younger generations, it is an important and timely reminder that being able to live authentically as an LGBTQ person is historically very recent, not a guaranteed right, and only possible because of the hard-fought battles of those who came before us. Ultimately, this show is about HOPE and LOVE triumphing over HATE. It reflects both the memories that cannot die and the promise of hope that always merits tending; a visceral tell-all for the maze of emotions, from incredible joy to impossible loss.
Come Back Once More So I Can Say Goodbye
The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater
405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue
New York City, 10019
June 14th - 8pm
June 15th - 8pm
June 16th - 7pm
June 17th - 7pm
All Donations are tax-deductible. For more information or assistance, go to www.labyrinthdancetheater.org or contact Ross Schwartz via 718-644-7424 or Ross@OpenlyUnconventional.com.
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