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
HOSTED by: The Chocolate Factory Theater
FEATURING PERFORMANCES by: Chloë Engel, Jasmine Hearn, Mia Martelli, Storm Thomas, Thea Little, Symara Johnson, kirsten michelle schnittker + tara sheena, Bria Bacon
STREET BARRICADE ART by: Jonathan Allen
EXPERIENTIAL COLLECTIONIST: Majesty Royale
VIDEO WORKS ON ROTATION by: Thomas + Adrianne, J Bouey, Kayla Farrish (in collaboration with Cayla Simpson), Jordan Lloyd, Kelsey Pyro + Kino Galbriath, Ogemdi Ude, Mariana Valencia, Connor Voss, Wamoo
DJ SET for a DANCE PARTY!: Karlala
SOUND PROVIDED by: Karlala Soundsystem
In 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 ONE: 49th Ave between 5th St. and Vernon Blvd. ( aka in front of the Chocolate Factory Theater, LIC)
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!