AUNTS presents AUNTS X Detroit a performance series in both Detroit and NYC to provide opportunities for artists from each city to present their work, collaborate and engage in critical dialogue. Organized in the AUNTS style, artists negotiate the simultaneous presentation of their work in relationship to one another. In the resulting performance installation, audiences are free to move about the space, engaging with as many or as few of the performances as they like, creating their own experiences.
Fifteen artists/artist groups working in Detroit and NYC will participate in both events to result in two productions.
detroit edition features:
Tyler Ashley (NYC)
Bell & Clixby with Biba Bell (NYC/Detroit)
Chris Braz (NYC/Detroit)
Rachael Ahn Harbert & Lisa LaMarre of LaMarre and Dancers (Detroit)
Jennifer Harge (Detroit)
Katy Pyle (NYC)
Stringz & Mai Lê Grooves (Detroit)(NYC)
Lime Rickey International (NYC/Detroit)
Maya Stovall (Detroit)
Bryan Strimpel & Shaina Branfman | B.S Movement (NYC/Detroit)
Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste (NYC)
Tzarinas of the Plane (Detroit)
Mariana Valencia (NYC)
Tara Aisha Willis (NYC)
Eleni Theodora Zaharopoulos (NYC/Detroit)
Followed by a dance party with DJ Richie Wohlfeil.
FreeBoutique by Free Market Detroit.
AUNTS X Detroit is organized by AUNTS in collaboration with Detroit-based artist Biba Bell.
AUNTS X Detroit is the second installment of AUNTS’ survey of dance in cities across the United States. The series began in 2014 in an exchange with the Salta Collective (Oakland, CA) in an effort to establish an informal network of dance artists through presentation exchange in New York City and various American cities.
AUNTS X Detroit is made possible with support from Betsy Von Furstenberg, the Yellow House Fund and contributors to Before Your Eyes, Inc.
AUNTS is a project of Before Your Eyes Inc. a 501c3 organization.