All Photos: Rosalie O’Connor

MUSIC & LYRICS: David Yazbek
CHOREOGRAPHY: Chase Brock
SET & COSTUME DESIGN: Dane Laffrey
LIGHTING DESIGN: Tyler Micoleau
NUMBER OF DANCERS: 8
RUNNING TIME: 17 minutes
PREMIERE DATE: April 24, 2009
PREMIERE VENUE: Baruch Performing Arts Center

ORIGINAL CAST: Kendrick D. Carter, Dean de Luna, Ashley Eichbauer, David Guggino, Erica Furst, Ryan Jackson, Yukiko Kashiki, Neil O’Brien, Emily Oldak

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES: April 25 and 26, 2009 / Baruch Performing Arts Center; October 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2009 / Abrons Arts Center; January 9, 2010 / Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

Like flipping through an old yearbook, Junk and Lies triggers the memories of past relationships and experiences. With a terrific dramatic performance by Emily Oldak, the piece crescendos toward climax in a fast paced dancing frenzy, leaving behind unresolved tension.”
– iDANZ Newswire

Brock then spins out Junk and Lies and Tossing and Yearning, both episodic works that present some interesting characters, situations and relationships. Now here was some depth and substance.”
– Dance Europe

The show opens up with Junk and Lies. It is a technical festival of coupé jetes, penchés, turns in second – there may have even been some pointe work. Brock wants to make sure that the audience knows his dancers choose to be there. He wants us to know that his dancers are capable of anything, and they certainly accomplish this even if they are dressed in tuxedos and ball gowns, or shirtless and dancing in socks! They are well trained and they are beautiful performers, and this is well exhibited in the opening piece.”
– iDANZ Newswire