AUNTS goes public!
A series of outdoor performance events as part of the OPEN CULTURE NYC PROGRAM.
ORGANIZED by AUNTS: Kadesmiles, Shana Crawford, Larissa Velez-Jackson, Jordan Lloyd, Jessie Young, Laurie Berg
FEATURING PERFORMANCES by: Robin Denzer, Blaze Ferrer w/ Justin Faircloth, Fogul Azul New York City, Lea Fulton, Janelle (Jei) Lawrence creator/performer & Candice Segarra actor/dancer, Rishauna Mari & Bridget Barkan, Pia Monique Murray/PMMDC, Kris Seto, Hadley Smith & Elanor Grace Bock, Ogemdi Ude, Rochelle Jamila Wilbun, Audre Wirtanen, Jessie Young
STREET BARRICADE ART by: Jonathan Allen (from June 6th!!!)
EXPERIENTIAL COLLECTIONIST: Majesty Royale
DJ SET and SOUND COLLABORATION: LVJjay (Larissa Velez-Jackson)
SOUND PROVIDED by: Karlala Soundsystem
SPONSORED by: NYC Skirball Center for the Performing Arts and the New York City Artist Corps Grant
In the summer of 2021 AUNTS launches a series of outdoor performance events as part of NYC’s OPEN CULTURE PROGRAM with the organizing team of Laurie Berg, Shana Crawford, Kadesmiles, Jordan Lloyd, Larissa Velez-Jackson, and Jessie Young; an organizing team leveraging skills in the performing arts, arts advocacy, arts administration, event production, choreography, teaching and the interdisciplinary arts. The team’s mission is to preserve the ethos of AUNTS events, upholding an equitable, diverse and supportive space for experimentation and creation for their invited artists, as well as to produce a safe, live outdoor event for the local and artistic community.
These performances are known as AUNTS Goes Public! and will take place in the streets across Brooklyn and Queens in June, July, and September. EVENT THREE: JEFFERSON ST. BETWEEN IRVING AVE + WYCKOFF AVE IN BUSHWICK!!! Outside of the legendary HOUSE OF YES!!!!
Each 3 hour encounter is a *classic* one day only AUNTS event with multiple performers, overlapping performances, multi-disciplinary, body/non-body based, time oriented, finished / experimental / unfinished / process art, a dance party and more – and all free to the public and the people!
SPECIAL OFFER FROM HOUSE OF YES: Attend the AUNTS event and get into the Sunday Night Fever Dance Party at House of Yes after the event for FREE! Just mention “AUNTS” at the door. ***You must show proof of vaccination for entry into House of Yes***
ACCESSIBILITY: Please note this performance will take place outside on Jefferson St between Wyckoff Ave and Irving Ave next to House of Yes. Chairs will be available for anyone who needs one. Please contact aunts.here[at]gmail[dot]com with any questions, or needs that you might have in order to attend the event. DIRECTIONS – BY SUBWAY: the L train to Jefferson St is on the block! For a station with an elevator take the L/M trains to Myrtle-Wyckoff (.7 m) BUSES with routes close to Jefferson Street: B39, B57, Q39