Curators Choice—Week of July 13
We sure do miss you! While we are apart, our Artistic Producers, Zach Blackwood and Katy Dammers, will prep a new list each week to keep your ears and eyes full until we can be together again…
In Case You Missed It
Urgent Care | Joel Kim Booster and Mitra Jouhari | Blue Heaven 2020 Joel Kim Booster headlined our Blue Heaven Comedy Festival this past February, and now the self-proclaimed lifestyle guru/very successful freak joins Mitra Jouhari to dispense completely unqualified advice to people who apparently have nowhere else to turn.
red, black, and GREEN: a blues | Marc Bamuthi Joseph & The Living Word Project | Fringe Festival 2012 Presented in partnership with the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts during the 2012 Fringe Festival, red, black, and GREEN: a blues is an interactive installation and performance blending spoken word, music, film, contemporary and hip-hop dance to re-imagine a green movement that is inclusive of black and brown voices. It posits that valuing life is the first step to valuing the planet.
Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven | Young Jean Lee | Fringe Festival 2007 Presented in the 2007 Fringe Festival, Young Jean Lee’s Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven uses vaudeville, multimedia, stand-up comedy, dance, and drama to examine Lee’s Korean-American heritage and tell a love story.
We 💙 Our Alumni
mmm | devynn emory On February 29, before the escalation of the COVID-19 crisis in New York, research fellow, dance artist, healer, and hospice nurse, devynn emory offered their insight and wisdom around healing, nursing, and the labors of care in their presentation of mmm. mmm was a performance lecture at New York’s Danspace that included projected video of “movement meditation memorials” and devynn’s reading of “embodied eulogies.”
devynn emory was previously seen on the FringeArts stage in their 2011 performance of A Vegan Kid’s Dance for Adults with Nudity.
Study Session | jumatatu m. poe Continuing conversations initiated by the Creating New Futures document, jumatatu m. poe hosts conversations on Facebook and Instagram with Black and Indigenous artists from the lands currently known as the US and Brazil. Centering Black and Indigenous dream work, and especially that of queer Black and Indigenous people working in the arts, the guests discuss the art community, “what they have, what they want, and ESPECIALLY where to go from here.” During each conversation, Black and Indigenous watchers are invited to call in and participate live in the conversation.
jumatatu m. poe’s work was last seen on the FringeArts stage in 2010’s presentation of Unstuck.
Museum of Contemporary Art Watch Party: Relations (July 18) | Ishmael Houston-Jones, Ralph Lemon, and Bebe Miller Get a rare look at performance footage from the MCA’s archive in a live-streamed watch party of Relations, an evening of improvised dance by influential choreographers Ralph Lemon, Bebe Miller, and Ishmael Houston-Jones, who collaborated with fellow choreographer/dancer Miguel Gutierrez on 2018’s Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd. Viewers can relive the moment with one another through live discussion prompts during the screening and a brief post-show hangout.
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