Since its formation in January 2012, Sky-Pony has garnered a cult following for sets that blur the line between rock concert and theatrical event. The band serves up lush, lyrical, often cheeky indie-pop in shows that incorporate costumes, choreography and projections.
As part of the PROTOTYPE Festival, Sky-Pony presents four themed nights of performance inspired by the FOUR HUMORS of the Classical World. From the Greeks up through the Elizabethans, western culture believed that different bodily fluids were linked to fundamental personality types. There was the Melancholic (heartbroken and yearning), the Sanguine (pleasure-seeking and joyous), the Phlegmatic (thoughtful and reflective), and the Choleric (hot-tempered and vengeful). Sky-Pony serves up four unique sets on four consecutive nights, each inspired by one of these humors.
The Brooklyn-based band is a collaboration between singer/actress Lauren Worsham (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway, Turn of the Screw at NY City Opera, Dog Days with BMP and Montclair Peak Performance) and her musician/writer husband Kyle Jarrow (Obie Award winning playwright and composer, known for A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant, Whisper House, as well as his past bands Super Mirage and The Fabulous Entourage).
Sky-Pony also features the sizeable talents of guitarist Kevin Wunderlich, drummer Perry Silver, bassist Eric Day, cellist David Blasher, and a rotating crew of backup singer/dancers including Jessi Suzuki, Lizzie O’Hara, Megan Stern, Tiffany Franke, and Kristin Piacentile.
Sky-Pony has played sold-out sets at venues including Joe’s Pub, Mercury Lounge and the Knitting Factory. Last fall, they created and performed a site-specific theater event called RAPTURED,produced by Off-Broadway theater group The Play Company. To date, their discography includes two EPs: Say You Love Me Like You Mean It and Raptured Live.
Photos by Noah Stern Weber.
Special guests joining Sky-Pony at each show:
Friday 1/10 – Actress Hanna Cheek, reading a monologue by Clay McLeod Chapman of the Pumpkin Pie Show
Saturday 1/11 – Acrobats Ben Franklin and Joshua Dean
Sunday 1/12 – Beatboxer Adam Matta
Monday 1/13 – Visual Artist Caitlin Allen