ABOUT THE PROJECT
'Laugh Track' is an upbeat mixed bill show produced by Jessy Zizzo and Eliza Malecki featuring Boston area dancers and comedians contemplating the absurdities of life. This interdisciplinary show will highlight deep, vital parts of the human experience such as getting weird texts from your grandma, how to treat your waiter with respect, and the audacity of beating a dead horse. Made possible by partnering with Cambridge non-profit, Green Street Studios, 'Laugh Track' took place on October 25 - 26, 2019 at 8 pm.
ABOUT THE PRODUCERS
Jessy Zizzo is an interdisciplinary artist primarily focused on dance and comedy. She received her BA in Dance Studies and her BS in Environmental Policy from the University of South Florida in December of 2016. Jessy grew up outside of Chicago and moved to Florida for school. She has performed work in Boston, Chicago, Tampa, Nashville, Paris, and Beijing. During her time at the University of South Florida she performed in works by Ohad Naharin, Michael Foley, Andy Scott, Jeanne Travers, and John Parks.
Currently she resides in Boston, Massachusetts and is focused on environment, context, the constant changing of weight, points of initiation, and injecting elements of humor and comedy into her work. She has researched these various tools via her work on the University of South Florida and the Tampa City Ballet through their Emerging Choreographers Award. Right now she is a company member with Natalie Johnson Dance, VLA Dance, and Ruckus Dance.
Eliza Malecki is a Boston based dancer, teacher, and choreographer from central Massachusetts. She graduated magna cum laude from Goucher College with a BA in Dance and studied in Arezzo, Italy at the Accademia dell’Arte. In 2016 Eliza served as a Young Artist in Residence at Bearnstow in Mt. Vernon, ME and went on to form an artistic partnership with Bearnstow alum Molly Hess under the name The Picnic Sisters. Currently, Eliza serves as Studio Manager at Green Street Studios, performs with Natalie Johnson Dance, choreographs independently, and works with children in Brookline Public Schools. Eliza's choreographic works-which utilize inventive movement, clever imagery, and quirky musicality- have been presented in Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Rhode Island, and Italy. When Eliza isn't dancing she is avidly crafting, designing jewelry, and eating peanut butter based products.
Learn more at elizamaleckidance.com and follow @elizamaleckidance.