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Integrating dance, theatrical parody and architectural costume design, Half-Heard shows a satirized version of one woman’s struggle to be heard in the workplace. An all-female identifying — and at times, drag cast — opens a veritable Pandora’s box of the absurdity of gender roles and human behavior.

Half-Heard premiered at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater in 2019 as part of a residency and performance granted by CUNY Dance Initiative & John Jay College. Since then, the work has been presented by Roger Williams University for their ALIVE ARTS series in February 2020. Recently, Rocha received a grant from the US Embassy in Lisbon to perform the work alongside a student workshop residency in Sao Miguel, Azores this past April 2020. The residency has been postponed due to Covid-19.


Half-Heard is a touring repertory of Rocha Dance Theater. A Technical Requirement Rider can be provided upon request. The show is approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes with one intermission. The work is designed to be adaptable to both traditional and non-traditional spaces. Please inquire for info such as performance details, video links, a tech rider, national and international touring packages, workshops and outreach.


Half-Heard is a project of Rocha Dance Theater, a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non- profit artist service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Rocha Dance Theater must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.


Direction/Choreography/Costume Design: Jenny Rocha
Original Music Composition: Joseph Rivas
Performers: Dervla Carey-Jones, Courtney Drasner, Nikki Ervice, Chelsea Escher, Shoko Fujita, Jamie Graham, Nicole Lemelin, Alexandra Bittner and Jenny Rocha.

Photos: Mark Shelby Perry, Grant Legan


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