Nursha Project Guest Curates Late Night with Mason Rhynes Productions in DC

December 31, 2010 by  
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Join Nursha Project in celebrating Late Night with Mason Rhynes Productions . If you missed the December 2010 installment of the performance series, click here for details.

The April 30th edition of Late Night with Mason Rhynes is one you will not want to miss! Nursha Project is proud to co-curate this production!


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April 30th, 2011 at 10pm

Late Night at Joe’s Movement Emporium

3309 Bunker Hill Road

Mt. Rainier, Maryland

Featuring A.O. Movement Collective, Wendell Cooper, and other special guests!

Co-presented with Joe’s Movement Emporium

Tickets: $20 General Admission; $15 Student Tickets with ID

Must be 18 to attend


Featured Artists

A.O. Movement Collective will be performing their piece, “Wet.”

Choreographed by Sarah A.O. Rosner + dancers

Performed by Tara Aisha Willis

Music by The Idiot

Additional choreographic research by Kirstan Clifford

This excerpt is one section of our larger work in process, barrish , or: i promise i’ll only look at the sky (goddamn black fucking hole).  La Mama Experimental Theater will present the (pre)premiere of the work at La Mama Moves! this May 27/28 in NYC.  The entire work is transmutable – able to be put together in any configuration for any space – and available for curation by anyone interested. Find out how you can participate at www.theAOMC.org/menu


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Founded in 2006, the A.O. Movement Collective is a home for hard falls and heavy slow dances: a community of dancers, thinkers, and makers who live by their art.  The AOMC encompasses my choreographic work; when joined with blog Urgent Artist and freelancing collective A.O. PRO(+ductions) , it is the movement third of a platform representative of a new model for dancemaking.

Choreographically, the AOMC pioneers pomo-humanism via a rigorous love affair with the aesthetics of mess.  At the same time, we are developing a discourse of anti-ephemeralism that surrounds our dancemaking.  We believe that by actively questioning the underlying assumptions of our field (be they artistic or economic) we become radical agents of progress, evolving the form and creating a more sustainable future.

Performer Bios:

TARA AISHA WILLIS (dancer) dances, makes dance, and writes things from her overly cozy apartment



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in Brooklyn. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Barnard College in 2009 with a B.A. in Dance and English, where she performed the work of Sean Curran, David Parker, Ivy Baldwin, Yanira Castro, Stephen Petronio, Gerald Casel, Nora Chipaumire, and Susan Rethorst. She received the Dance Theater Workshop Van Lier Fellowship just after college, and has shown work at DNA’s Works-In-Progress and Green Space’s Fertile Ground Series. Tara’s newest works will be presented this spring as an Alumni Guest Artist at The Latin School of Chicago, at the new REHEARSAL workshop series, and in the RoofTop Dance Series.  Aside from The A.O. Movement Collective, Tara has most recently danced with Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, Anna Brown Massey and Edisa Weeks. She is completing her Pilates Teacher Certification at The Kane School, and teaches at the Pilates Garage in Park Slope. She supports her artistry as a freelance writer for A.O. Pro(+ductions), House Manager at Dance Theater Workshop, and hostess at Joe’s Pub. www.bodypoem.blogspot.com

The IDIOT (composer) is the per­form­ing Alias of  THEODOR WILSON , a per­form­ing artist liv­ing in headerphoto 300x222 Nursha Project Guest Curates Late Night with Mason Rhynes Productions in DC Brook­lyn, NY. He calls his style of music “ Elec­tro­Drama ,” because it com­bines trashy elec­tronic riffs with melo­dra­matic nar­ra­tives, and because his live shows incor­po­rate the­atri­cal devices. Related gen­res include post-punk cabaret, new roman­tic, and indus­trial pop. Wil­son is a trained pianist and occa­sion­ally per­forms acoustic ver­sions of his elec­tronic numbers.

The Idiot has referred to his per­sona as a “grotesque bitch,” and a “har­le­quin.” In con­cert, as well as in pro­mo­tional appearances, he often wears arti­cles of women’s cloth­ing, notably high-heeled shoes, but insists he is not a drag queen, and that drag is “its own medium, with its set of own rules.” How­ever, The Idiot does per­form under the rap alias, “Ham­Samwich,” a self-described drag queen to end all drag queens, whose num­bers often appear in the Idiot’s live act.  The Idiot released his first offi­cial album, called “JUVENAL!A,” in 2010.

Wilson has collaborated with Rosner and the AOMC since 2007, and has scored both her performance works ( Haunt, The What’s Left Over After ) and short films ( Flour, Eggshells, Study #4 ).  He has also appeared in her performance works ( in Love and Defense of the Ones I Destroy, barrish ) and is a performative force to be reckoned with.  The composition he created for The What’s Left Over After appears on his 2010 album JUVENAL!A.


SARAH A.O. ROSNER is the founder of A.O. 3 (the A.O. Entity), a three-part platform uniting the A.O. 0 300x225 Nursha Project Guest Curates Late Night with Mason Rhynes Productions in DC Movement Collective , freelancing collective A.O. PRO(+ductions) , and the Urgent Artist blog.  A.O. 3 represents a new model for downtown dancemaking by holistically supporting all involved – artists, audience, funders, and critics. When not working on her own ventures, she is the Manager of Engagement at New York Live Arts in NYC.

Born and raised outside of Washington, DC, Rosner attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York where she studied dance and film with teachers including Emily Devine, Sara Rudner, Keith Sabado, Tony Schultz, and Kathy Westwater.  Rosner founded the A.O. Movement Collective in 2006, and has been at their helm creating Anti-Ephemeral PoMo Humanist discourse and works ever since, presenting work at the RAW festival, THROW, Open Perform, WAXworks, Green Space, AUNTS, Dance Place (DC), the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center and most recently, Joyce SoHo.


WENDELL COOPER is is modern shaman and creative artist based in Brooklyn, NY. A graduate of the



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George Washington University (Dance/Religion), he is also a certified practitioner of energy bodywork and Thai Yoga Massage. He has taught, performed, and choreographed in China, Kenya, Russia, and the Netherlands. Cooper creates all of the elements of his interdisciplinary multimedia works that include both choreographed and improvised dance, original music, and video installation. He has worked with Nicholas Leichter Dance, the Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, Grisha Coleman, and the Magpie Music Dance Company. Wendell also self- produces as well as collaborates on projects with Mathew Heggem (as Kinaeathesia), Monstah Black, and Yozmit. SEA GLASS is his latest collaborative project.  [ www.complexstability.com ]



Nursha Project Guest Curates Mason-Rhynes Late Night Series in D.C.

December 31, 2010 by  
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mail.google.com  342x400 Nursha Project Guest Curates Mason Rhynes Late Night Series in D.C. Join Nursha Project in celebrating Late Night with Mason Rhynes Productions . If you missed the December 2010 installment of the performance series, click here for details.

The April 30th edition of Late Night with Mason Rhynes is one you will not want to miss! Nursha Project is proud to co-curate this production!








EVENT DETAILS

April 30th, 2011 at 10pm

Late Night at Joe’s Movement Emporium

3309 Bunker Hill Road

Mt. Rainier, Maryland

Featuring A.O. Movement Collective, Wendell Cooper, and other special guests!

Co-presented with Joe’s Movement Emporium

Tickets: $20 General Admission; $15 Student Tickets with ID

Must be 18 to attend

Featured Artists

A.O. Movement Collective will be performing their piece, “Wet.”

Choreographed by Sarah A.O. Rosner + dancers

Performed by Tara Aisha Willis

Music by The Idiot

Additional choreographic research by Kirstan Clifford

This excerpt is one section of our larger work in process, barrish , or: i promise i’ll only look at the sky (goddamn black fucking hole).  La Mama Experimental Theater will present the (pre)premiere of the work at La Mama Moves! this May 27/28 in NYC.  The entire work is transmutable – able to be put together in any configuration for any space – and available for curation by anyone interested. Find out how you can participate at www.theAOMC.org/menu


AOMC Bio: images1 Nursha Project Guest Curates Mason Rhynes Late Night Series in D.C.

Founded in 2006, the A.O. Movement Collective is a home for hard falls and heavy slow dances: a community of dancers, thinkers, and makers who live by their art.  The AOMC encompasses my choreographic work; when joined with blog Urgent Artist and freelancing collective A.O. PRO(+ductions) , it is the movement third of a platform representative of a new model for dancemaking.

Choreographically, the AOMC pioneers pomo-humanism via a rigorous love affair with the aesthetics of mess.  At the same time, we are developing a discourse of anti-ephemeralism that surrounds our dancemaking.  We believe that by actively questioning the underlying assumptions of our field (be they artistic or economic) we become radical agents of progress, evolving the form and creating a more sustainable future.

Performer Bios:


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Image: Hosea Johnson

TAR A AISHA WILLIS (dancer) dances, makes dance, and writes things from her overly cozy apartment in Brooklyn. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Barnard College in 2009 with a B.A. in Dance and English, where she performed the work of Sean Curran, David Parker, Ivy Baldwin, Yanira Castro, Stephen Petronio, Gerald Casel, Nora Chipaumire, and Susan Rethorst. She received the Dance Theater Workshop Van Lier Fellowship just after college, and has shown work at DNA’s Works-In-Progress and Green Space’s Fertile Ground Series. Tara’s newest works will be presented this spring as an Alumni Guest Artist at The Latin School of Chicago, at the new REHEARSAL workshop series, and in the RoofTop Dance Series.  Aside from The A.O. Movement Collective, Tara has most recently danced with Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, Anna Brown Massey and Edisa Weeks. She is completing her Pilates Teacher Certification at The Kane School, and teaches at the Pilates Garage in Park Slope. She supports her artistry as a freelance writer for A.O. Pro(+ductions), House Manager at Dance Theater Workshop, and hostess at Joe’s Pub. www.bodypoem.blogspot.com

The IDIOT (composer) is the per­form­ing Alias of  THEODOR WILSON , a per­form­ing artist liv­ing in headerphoto 300x222 Nursha Project Guest Curates Mason Rhynes Late Night Series in D.C. Brook­lyn, NY. He calls his style of music “ Elec­tro­Drama ,” because it com­bines trashy elec­tronic riffs with melo­dra­matic nar­ra­tives, and because his live shows incor­po­rate the­atri­cal devices. Related gen­res include post-punk cabaret, new roman­tic, and indus­trial pop. Wil­son is a trained pianist and occa­sion­ally per­forms acoustic ver­sions of his elec­tronic numbers.

The Idiot has referred to his per­sona as a “grotesque bitch,” and a “har­le­quin.” In con­cert, as well as in pro­mo­tional appearances, he often wears arti­cles of women’s cloth­ing, notably high-heeled shoes, but insists he is not a drag queen, and that drag is “its own medium, with its set of own rules.” How­ever, The Idiot does per­form under the rap alias, “Ham­Samwich,” a self-described drag queen to end all drag queens, whose num­bers often appear in the Idiot’s live act.  The Idiot released his first offi­cial album, called “JUVENAL!A,” in 2010.

Wilson has collaborated with Rosner and the AOMC since 2007, and has scored both her performance works ( Haunt, The What’s Left Over After ) and short films ( Flour, Eggshells, Study #4 ).  He has also appeared in her performance works ( in Love and Defense of the Ones I Destroy, barrish ) and is a performative force to be reckoned with.  The composition he created for The What’s Left Over After appears on his 2010 album JUVENAL!A.

SARAH A.O. ROSNER is the founder of A.O. 3 (the A.O. Entity), a three-part platform uniting the A.O. 0 300x225 Nursha Project Guest Curates Mason Rhynes Late Night Series in D.C. Movement Collective , freelancing collective A.O. PRO(+ductions) , and the Urgent Artist blog.  A.O. 3 represents a new model for downtown dancemaking by holistically supporting all involved – artists, audience, funders, and critics. When not working on her own ventures, she is the Manager of Engagement at New York Live Arts in NYC.

Born and raised outside of Washington, DC, Rosner attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York where she studied dance and film with teachers including Emily Devine, Sara Rudner, Keith Sabado, Tony Schultz, and Kathy Westwater.  Rosner founded the A.O. Movement Collective in 2006, and has been at their helm creating Anti-Ephemeral PoMo Humanist discourse and works ever since, presenting work at the RAW festival, THROW, Open Perform, WAXworks, Green Space, AUNTS, Dance Place (DC), the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center and most recently, Joyce SoHo.


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WENDELL COOPER is is modern shaman and creative artist based in Brooklyn, NY. A graduate of the George Washington University (Dance/Religion), he is also a certified practitioner of energy bodywork and Thai Yoga Massage. He has taught, performed, and choreographed in China, Kenya, Russia, and the Netherlands. Cooper creates all of the elements of his interdisciplinary multimedia works that include both choreographed and improvised dance, original music, and video installation. He has worked with Nicholas Leichter Dance, the Maida Withers Dance Construction Company, Grisha Coleman, and the Magpie Music Dance Company. Wendell also self- produces as well as collaborates on projects with Mathew Heggem (as Kinaeathesia), Monstah Black, and Yozmit. SEA GLASS is his latest collaborative project.  [ www.complexstability.com ]



Come As You Are, NYC is 09.27.10 thru 10.03.10

September 14, 2010 by  
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Join us in celebrating Queer Sex in the week-long installation of Come As You Are, NYC, presented by Queer Art Impact!

Queer Art Impact presents Cabaret Cataplexy’s Quadroon Ball

co-hosted by curators Ashley Brockington & Monstah Black

Monday, September 27th, 2010 @ 9:30pm

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Haven

244 East 51st Street (between 2nd & 3th Avenues); Subway: A,C,E

Tickets: $8 online; $10 at the door.

 Come As You Are, NYC is 09.27.10 thru 10.03.10

In a time of economic struggle, people need a place to laugh, cry, scream, kiss, hug, dance and let go with other breathing humans. When Sunday church just isn’t enough, there’s always Cabaret Cataplexy .  A tribal social setting where you can let go and let flow, Cataplexy includes DJ Deep Fried Nutella and a performance series that strives to expand the comfort zone of audiences and performers alike.  Hosted by Ashley Brockington & Monstah Black , this year’s 3D rendition, the Quadroon Ball , jumps off the stage and into the  the audience at a new location, the upscale lounge and nightclub Haven . Artists include Ryan Green , Monica McIntyre , YOZMIT , Wendell Cooper , Velocity Chyaldd , Sweet Lorraine , and Juliette Marie Jones . These artists have demonstrated excellence in creating works that engage, are visually stunning, uncomfortably offensive — and sometimes just plain gross to the point that we love it!

ASHLEY BROCKINGTON Actor, host, producer & director: Ashley is still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. Definitely Aquarian & most definitely queer, Ashley co-curates The Cabaret Cataplexy with the ever fabulous & always glamorous Monstah Black. She just closed her new play Black Girl Ugly that she produced, directed & co-wrote. You can find her hosting these and other cabarets around New York City.

MONSTAH BLACK is “a whirling cyclone of genius,” says Ishmael Houston Jones. He brings his gender fuckery, falsetto vocals, digitized beats and elevated shoe clad persona to the stage. Black co-presents and co-hosts with his glam partner Ashley Brockington at Cabaret Cataplexy and is also the lead vocalizing freak for his band Monstah Black and The Sonic Leroy. Monstah Black and The Sonic Leroy will be releasing their first album at the end of 2010, entitled Submerged In Blue. He is currently working on a dance album/show as a duo (The Blacks) with his partner/life partner Manchildblack. He has received generous support from individual donors, Earthseed Visions, Hypelife Music, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Dance Theater Workshop, Movement Research, Topaz Arts Center, Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center, Mason/Rhynes Productions, DC Commission On the Arts and Humanities, The Field and Career Transitions For Dancers.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 7pm

Panel Discussion at Columbia University’s Intercultural Resource Center

Columbia University

Intercultural Resource Center

552 W. 114th Street, NY ,NY 10025

Ticking Information Coming Soon.

Featuring works by Johnny Blazes, Wendell Cooper and Tyler Ashley

Moderated by Mathew Heggem and Shalonda Ingram, co-founders of Queer Art Impact, and co-sponsored by the Intercultural Resource Center


Thursday, September 30, 2010, 6pm/7:30pm Salonnieres 206x300 Come As You Are, NYC is 09.27.10 thru 10.03.10

Les Salonnieres Pool Party

Co-produced with Adam Aleksander and hosted by N – “The ONLY Letter In Burlesque”

Secret LES pool – Address will be emailed to ticket holders 24hrs before event.

TICKETS:

 Come As You Are, NYC is 09.27.10 thru 10.03.10

$45-  6:00 pm – Dinner & Artists Salon

$27-  7:30pm – Artists Salon

2 complimentary cocktails provided by : Chartreuse, Illegal Mezcal Tequila, & Hendrick’s Gin.

Dinner by Anne Apparu of the 18th Restaurant Supper Club

Artist Salon with performances by “N” – The only letter in Burlesque & Crystal Something Something

Cocktails: Todd Richmond

1950′s Sockhop music: DJ Miss Bliss 

Ice Cream: Guerrilla Ice Cream

Photobooth by Ventiko

Pool Games by HiChristina

Portrait Sketches by Matt Mikas

Live painting by Christina Casey

Soda by P&H Soda

and more!


Friday, October 1, 2010 @ 9:30pm

InterPlay–Come As You Are, NYC: A Celebration of Queer Sex

The Tank : 354 West 45th Street, NYC — between 8th and 9th Avenues

Subway : A,C,E to 42nd Street/Time Square

Tickets : $10!

 Come As You Are, NYC is 09.27.10 thru 10.03.10

Featuring Charlie Demos with performances by Baron , Nicolette Dixon as “Busty Kitten”, Mathew Heggem , milDRED , and Xray Aims .

Lighting & Sound Design by Moira Cutler

Get wet to the unwavering sounds of artist Baron, pleasure your senses with the intel-lectable “Busty Kitten,” and intoxicate your spirit with the mystical formations of milDRED at this queer arts main-stage event.  Queer Art Impact presents this eclectic showcase as an inquiry into the status of post-Stonewall sexual values. Artists also include dirty gay boy Mathew Heggem, and a piercing installation by Boston-based Xray Aims.

The showcase will featuring vocalist, composer, and performance artist Charlie Demos: Since he first burst onto the music scene in March 2006, the prolific musical chameleon has already released three chart-topping albums, including his eponymous debut album, from which its first single “Don’t Ever Stop” was featured in Casper Andreas’ film, “A Four Letter Word;” 2008’s How to be a Boi, the featured title song in Rob Williams’ “3-Day Weekend;” and the smash hit EP, Anatomy 1.

The music video to the first single from Anatomy 1, “Insane,” shot to the top of the charts shortly after its world premiere, and was named to the LOGO Network’s “Ultimate Queer Videos of All Time” list, as well as being nominated for “Video of the Year.” He is a fixture in the New York City underground queer music scene blending a new sound of electronic and dark synth with emotional and provoking performance art pieces when he takes the stage. He is also a resident artist with several top-tier burlesque shows such as Auralfixia and Cabaret Cataplexy. On September 21st, 2010 He releases his new EP “Screaming Underground” on his new record label, Queer Knuckle Punch Records, as a free download.  [ www.charliedemos.com ]


Sunday, October 3, 2010, 8pm

THE SUNDAY SHOW Tastes the Rainbow with QUEER ART IMPACT

Closing Party

Fontana’s

105 Eldridge Street, NY 10002

Tickets: $10 at the door

In celebration of the closing of the week-long festivities surrounding Come As You Are: A Celebration of Queer Sex NYC KIKI VALENTINE and THE SUNDAY SHOW ( www.sundayshownyc.com ), NYC’s revered uncensored cabaret, are crashing the party! Performances by master juggler MICHAEL KARAS , zany songbird JULIET JESKE as Greek Pop Star “Contessa Mocha” and featuring bawdy burlesque by LETA LE NOIR , DOT MITZVAH and the world-renowned and outrageous performer – deemed “Sultry!” by the New York Times – the one and only GIGI LA FEMME ! ( http://gigilafemme.com/ )

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COME AS YOU ARE: Celebrate Queer Sex! is a project originated by The Theater Offensive, a Boston arts organization, that is attempting a national dialogue on queer sexual values. Their mission is to serve the edge of queer culture and politics and conduct this conversation in two ways: 1) through a nationally coordinated, locally produced series of performance events about queer sex, e.g. this New York City production; and, 2) through their website where visitors can engage in the queer conversation. [ www.comeasyouareonline.org ]

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Columbia University’s Intercultural Resource Center


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Micia Mosely and Friends at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

July 2, 2010 by  
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nuyorican poets cafe mast logo Micia Mosely and Friends at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe Join Micia Mosely and some of her favorite performers as they celebrate the summer season and give you a sneak peak into Micia’s newest project. Featuring musical and movement performances by Fedel (Hip-Hop/Soul), Ganessa James (Folk/Rock/Soul), and Wendell Cooper (Spoken Word/ Hip-Hop)! This Nursha Project production is not to be missed!! For ticket information, click here .

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