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At Roulette, a Performance About Growing Up

Ellen Fisher’s performance Time Don’t Stop for Nobody, taking place March 23 at Roulette, asks four performers to exchange their experiences of growing up.

Ellen Fisher, Time Don’t Stop for Nobody (image courtesy Ellen Fisher and Roulette)

I have come to terms with the fact that there is no such thing, really, as a “grown-up.” Because we never stop growing — after tormenting teenage years, we have to go through a second round of adolescence in our twenties, and once we get past that, our midlife crisis awaits. Ellen Fisher seems to be hinting at this in her performance Time Don’t Stop for Nobody, taking place this Thursday, March 23, at Roulette. The piece will conclude artist Meredith Monk‘s curated performance series for the Brooklyn arts space, in which she chose to showcase performers “who are following his or her own path, asking questions, finding places that fall between the cracks of genres or categories.”

Four performers (including Fisher), each 25 to 30 years apart in age, will exchange their own experiences of growing up. Described as “movement-based,” the performance aims to challenge how the audience perceives age. Given Fisher’s past work with dance, ritual, ethnographic research, and documentary film, Time Don’t Stop for Nobody will likely probe cultural and social values while keeping viewers visually enticed.

When: Thursday, March 23, 8pm
Where: Roulette (509 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn)

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