Monica Bill Barnes
(Artistic Director of Monica Bill Barnes & Company, Choreographer, Performer) founded MBB&CO in 1997 with five solos that could be performed anywhere and one suitcase of costumes and props. Since then, her work has been performed in venues ranging from Upright Citizen’s Brigade to the BAM Opera House, and has been presented in more than 75 cities throughout the US. Recent company projects include Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, a show that combines radio and dance in collaboration with Ira Glass; The Museum Workout, a guided workout that travels 2 miles through The Metropolitan Museum of Art with curation by the author/visual artist Maira Kalman; and Happy Hour, the world’s only office party turned dance show (that we know of). Monica is thrilled to be partnering with the WP and NN for the company’s first off-Broadway show. After 20 years of performing all over the city and touring the country, it feels profoundly good to have the company in one place for an entire month.