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UTILITY is a continuous performance by Emissary Quartet (four flutes) and Synchronous (dancers). Our April 2024 performances took place throughout three rooms in the Blue Gallery in New York City.


Follow us from room to room as we explore these spaces through music and dance.



Featured Collaborator

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Synchronous is a creative lab and performance group motivated by a shared desire to collaborate and perform.

Founded in 2023, Synchronous is a creative lab and performance group driven by transparency, inclusivity, and individual voice. The members of the company combine their diverse skill sets to form a knowledge base which they utilize to fully realize their collective ideas. They create a network of support providing skills including but not limited to - administrative needs, grant research and application assistance, press release writing and development, and artistic mentorship throughout the creative process.

Synchronous’s first full-length production, "SYNCHRONICITY", choreographed by Stephanie Shin premiered in March 2023 at Arts on Site in New York City. They have also presented work at the O’Donnell Theater and for the We Belong Here: AAPI Festival produced by J Chen Project and Arts on Site. Most recently, they premiered “Recognition”, choreographed by Emily Aslin, at the Spark Theater Festival in November 2023.

The members of Synchronous are Emily Aslin, Celinna Haber, Maya Lam, Rachel Ha-Eun Lee, and Stephanie Shin.



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Arrive at The Blue Building, NYC

We invite you to experience the beautiful space of the Blue Gallery, an art gallery housed in a historic 19th-century pre-industrial building in the Turtle Bay area of Midtown East Manhattan. The Blue Building serves as the perfect setting for a visual and aural program of pieces which examine the role utility plays in our lives. Enjoy light refreshments throughout your evening and the opportunity to mingle with other guests throughout the performances.



Interactive and Immersive

Finally, arrive in the largest space where you will hear the piece that inspired it all: Utility Spaces by Owen Eddy, a multi-movement work which explores the role of mundane objects and interactions in our daily lives. 

Explore the Space Alongside Us

The three rooms of the Blue Building will be fully utilized during the flow of the evening. Solo flute music will set the stage and attendees are invited to follow the performers as they move between spaces and lead you to the next scene, involving a variety of instrumentalist and dancer combinations.

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Wednesday, April 17th


Thursday, April 18th

7:30 PM

at The Blue Building in New York City

222 East 46th Street New York, NY 10017

WAys to Support

Thank you to everyone who came out to see the show!

If you missed it, you can still donate the price of a ticket ($30) or more to receive a full-length video recording of the performance to watch from the comfort of your home! 

You can support us via a tax-deductible donation, or easily via Venmo to Synchronous member Stephanie Shin (@stephshin2).

We truly appreciate your support! All donations go directly to the artists to cover the costs of this production and future iterations of this collaboration.

Help us reach our goal of $5000!

Current Donation Amount: $2777

If you choose to donate via Venmo, please put your preferred email in the memo so we can send you the recording! 

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