Jody Oberfelder Projects presents

Madame Ovary

May 15 - May 19, 2019
Tickets are $20, Opening Night Gala tickets are $150
The Sam

Jody Oberfelder Projects presents “Madame Ovary”, a devised dance theater work,  is a contemporary exploration of the body as a site of intuition, agency, and birth. With choreography by Jody Oberfelder, music composed by Missy Mazzoli (funded by New Music USA), and lighting by Kathy Kaufmann, this new work contextualizes the classic Flaubert piece “Madame Bovary,” while addressing who we are in our bodies at this juncture in time. Oberfelder devises a world of lush sensuality and demonstrative power.  With empathy, humor and badass rocker panache, Oberfelder celebrates a woman’s power in the world.  Madame Ovary dives deep into women’s lives, and how one’s body is a site for agency, intuition, and birth, as well as a limiting space, reducing gender identity to genitalia.

Opening Night Gala

Wednesday May 18
Guests of Honor: The Guerrilla Girls


Isabella O’Oonnell (piano), Emily Giovine, Elizabeth Hart (bass), Mary Madsen, Lou Mandolini, Jody Oberfelder, Maya Orchin, Mei Yamanaka

Creative Team

Choreographer/Director: Jody Oberfelder
Music: Missy Mazzoli
Lighting Designer: Kathy Kaufmann
Dramaturg: Jessica Applebaum
Prop Designer: Lexi Ho-Ti
Sound Designer: Almeda Beynon
Costume Designer: Jody Oberfelder

Jody Oberfelder is a director, choreographer, and filmmaker, creating visceral experiences for audiences, onstage and in alternative sites. Recent work: Things (South Bank’s Flowstate, Brisbane, Australia), On the Move Shortly, (St. Pancras Station, London), Castle Walk, (Braga, Portugal), The Brain Piece, Int’l Nanotechnology Summit, Dance Place, NY Live Arts.