"IMAGE OF THE SOUND" by Juecheng Chen
Duration : ~45 mins
Early music is by nature an art form that is polished, rehearsed and controlled to the most delicate element to fit the composer’s vision and range of emotions. Beatboxing, by comparison is highly improvisational and reliant on the rhythm of the moment. In this idea, the two elements combine but they do not change each other intrinsically. Instead, they take turns in creating and redefining the expectation. The Cantonese countertenor Juecheng Chen, together with the award-winning beatboxer Gene Shinozaki, the guitarist Matt Leece and the visual designer Ventiko will present to you the image of the sound.
"MATTRESS" by Ashley Robicheaux & Artists
Taking place on two floors of The Hollows townhouse
Duration: ~75 min
"Mattress" is a dance-theater work conceived by Ashley Robicheaux which follows the experiences of 5 different performers growing older inside of a historic brownstone in Williamsburg. We perform with our bodies and our voices the narratives which we have truly lived, the stories that are nothing other than our own and that draw from the performers honest and subconscious realities. We use the mattresses as a platform to further explore our movement possibilities as we move through time, unveiling dreams, finding flight, and becoming who we are today.
"PRESSING ON" by tedted Performance Group
Duration: ~40 mins
"Pressing On", examines different reactions to the idea of "human thrownness." We do not ask to live, yet we are destined to die. The initial momentum created by our toss into existence propels us in our march toward death. People handle this knowledge in different ways, and thus interact with one another differently.
"ADDENDUM" by Ali Perkins
Duration: ~40 mins
Addendum utilizes an uncharacteristic combination of movement, text, video, and music to contextualize and confront systems of communication. Inspired by old school acting techniques and theory from both American and Russian traditions, five actors use their varied real life actor training as platform to discuss and explore the effectiveness of language, and the power dynamics embedded within modes of communication. As parallels emerge between the actor and the non actor, the scripted text and the unscripted text, levels of performance are simultaneously created and blurred onstage. After the lip sync battle and Chekhov monologues, after the contemporary silent film remake and the repetitive audition, the audience is left exactly where the process began; deciding whether our words have meaning, and if they do, how best can they be communicated.
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April 14th: "Image of the Sound" & "Mattress"
April 21st: "Mattress" & "Pressing On"
April 28th: "Image of the Sound" & "Addendum"