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The Tze Chun Dance Company is headed back in time to the Victorian Era with Parlour Games, a mobile series of performances set for a dozen Brooklyn locations -- ranging from a Fort Greene brownstone to under the Manhattan Bridge.
The first performance is Saturday at 2 p.m. in a Victorian parlor at South Oxford Space, 138 S. Oxford St. The hour-long show, like the others slated to run through June, is free.
Tze Chun, a Clinton Hill resident, said the piece is based on Victorian parlor games that were played around the time of the late 19th century Brooklyn brownstone boom.
"Performing in these spaces make the piece a time capsule that takes you back in time to give you a glimpse of what happened inside these houses," said Ms. Chun, 26.
Choreographed to fit within the dimensions of a classic brownstone parlor, Parlour Games examines the borough's cultural and architectural history through contemporary dance, she added.
The dancers' movements are based on actual parlor games, such as "Pass the Orange," "Suck and Blow" and "Duck, Duck, Goose."