is inspired by the writings and paintings of surrealist painters Dorothea Tanning, Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington and Leonora Fini, EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK integrates dance, visual design and libretto in an hour long fantasy journey through the dark heart of relationships in which gender and sexuality are fluid and muteable.

Your two works were stunning -- they took me by surprise and rarely let go. They were psychologically so rich, so devastating, so tasty, so idiosyncratically right, and yet always also so embodied, so full of movement, nuance and conviction. Your company is beautiful, such individuals, so able to give themselves up to ideas and odd moods and flights and each other and your vision. It was also inspiring to see someone take the idiosyncrasy and inner riveting engagement of authentic movement work out of its too often spiritualized and tamed life, and instead, pushes it deeper and comes out the other side with such beautiful and grippingly legible pieces.
Jim Coleman, Chair, Dance Program, Mount Holyoke College

"While the surface of these incidents has an absurdist humor, there's always a murky undertow. The figures of Josa-Jones' nightmare are walking wounded. Sexual behavior here goes beyond the constant groping embraces or pairing off on the black metal bed. In this landscape, no interaction is safe from sexual demands, no relationship anything but devouring."
The Boston Globe

"A regiment of seven dancers lean hard into crutches, then splay them so wide their bodies splat like posts between crossbars. Dangling from the device's armpit pads, the performers hover in split-legged leaps. A black-cloaked choir growl, bark out snippets of words in a Babel of languages, lean right and laugh uproariously, chatter on the phone, sneeze en masse, then cut to silence when their conductors hand slashes the air. Clumped, they follow his every move like prisoners shackled together by ball and chain. Subjects cum icons abound: heads of garlic, a bird cage, a potted plant, men in half slips and girdles, women in tuxedo jackets, a bed covered with clothes. Josa-Jones strong yet delicately nuanced dancers give lushness and, surprisingly, humor to her dense and often troubling works. . . . chilling visions that ride the thin line between the very beautiful and the macabre."
The Boston Phoenix

Video: Ellen Sebring