1 designated performing space
1 performance at a time
1 designated audience space
3 dollar cover
3 dollar beer
monday june 11, 2007
one more person TBA
@ 390 Seneca Ave.
L train to dekalb ave
exit front of train at stanhope st
walk 3 blocks against traffic on stanhope
last door on the left before seneca
no number on door but technically 390 seneca ave
look for plants credit card sign duck people
as part of the Movement Research Festival 2007
sunday, june 3, 2007
2 – 6pm
it’s free and you get a gift bag
467 W. 21st St.
btw 9th and 10th
`Have some wine,’ the March Hare said in an encouraging tone. Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea. `I don’t see any wine,’ she remarked. `There isn’t any,’ said the March Hare.
Led by whoever shows up “twinkle twinkle tea party by AUNTS” is a real-time, garden tea party to talk about dance and performance in non-sequiturs, with rhetorical questions, frippery and complete inefficiency.
“Don’t be nervous or I’ll have you executed on the spot,” said the King to the Mad Hatter.
Texts that pertain to twinkle twinkle, but does not need to be read to attend the tea party can be found in the blogs of www.myspace.com/aunts.
AUNTS is about having dance happen. The dance you’ve already seen, that pops into your head, that is known and expected and unknown and unexpected. Dance that seeps into the cracks of street lights, subway commotion, magazine myth, drunk nights at the bar, the family album, and the couch where you lay and softly glance at the afternoon light coming in through the window. AUNTS constantly tests a model of producing dance/performance/parties. A model that supports the development of current, present, and contemporary dancing. A model that expects to be adopted, adapted, replicated, and perpetuated by any person who would like to use it. Where performing can last five seconds or five hours; never a “work in progress.” Where the work of performing is backed by the “land of plenty” rather than “there is not enough.” Where the work of AUNTS defies the regulation of institution, capitalism, and consumerism. AUNTS is about being gracious in this world. Thank you.
Movement Research Festival Spring 2007: Reverence (Irreverence) is the most recent incarnation of Movement Research’s annual festival. Initiated in 1992 as Improvisation Festival New York (IFNY) by Sondra Loring (an MR artist-in-residence at the time) and Julie Carr, the festival was turned over to Movement Research in 1999 under the curation of Program Director Amanda Loulaki. In 2004, the Festival’s structure and curatorial process shifted from a single-staff curated model to a curatorial team of artists, reflecting Movement Research’s mission of valuing artists, their creative process and vital role within society. Each year, the festival brings together a new group of artist curators that determine the emphasis, shape and program of the festival in collaboration with Movement Research staff, allowing for a more varied investigation and exploration into current artistic concerns.
as part of the Movement Research Spring Festival 2007
Judson Memorial Church Gym
June 2, 2007
Populous is the controlled management of nine separate but simultaneous performances. Delineated by markings on the floor, the edges of the room are parceled off for each performance, with a parcel in the center of the room for the audience. Each performance is allowed unlimited construction of movement, sound, light, and energy within its parcel, within the hour.
Christine Elmo aka Andy’s Mom