?!: New Works 2024 – Night 14
April 24$20 – $50
The Brick presents
?!: New Works 2024 – Night 14
featuring Rawya El Chab, Ann Marie Dorr, Mariam Dingilian, Brendan Drake
April 24, 2024
The spiritual successor to The Exponential Festival, ?!:New Works features a veritable slew of experiment(al)(ing) artists from a variety of disciplines presenting brand new work. Working it out. With each other. With you.
The Union by Rawya El Chab
April 24 & 25
The Union is an interactive performance inspired from “A Simple Sabotage Field Manual.” The document, recently declassified by the CIA, was used during the second world war to provide US sympathizers, in the heart of Nazi Germany, with the tools to sabotage the Nazi war machine without getting caught. By going over these few pages, it is hard not to come to the realization that we have witnessed these methods in action in our own grassroots organizations.
The Union simulates a general assembly, and invites the audience/workers to take a collective decision and work together against the management. But “Union” is easier said than done!
Mixing Buffooneries, whimsical characters, and songs in a game show atmosphere, The Union wants us to catch the Saboteur within.
Featuring: Sophia Moussa & Elsa Saadeh
Find them: @rawya-elchab
squirrel friend dreams and other ideas from times of grief (an excerpt) by Ann Marie Dorr – April 24 & 26
squirrel friend dreams and other ideas in times of grief is a play about the sad times, bad times, and the sexiest of times or one person’s grief journey refracted through time and others. there will be line dancing.
Written by Ann Marie Dorr
Directed by Kedian Keohan
Aquatic Meadow by Mariam Dingilian
April 19 & 24
A new solo-dance-comedy-drama-improvisation gone awry. As the piece unfolds, it drifts and wanders through new landscapes…tension ensues…leading to the unknown!
Written, Choreographed, and Performed by Mariam Dingilian
Photo Credit: Ian Douglas
Find them: mariamdingilian.com
Ghost Porn Spin-off No. 1 by Brendan Drake
April 20 & 24
Inspired by Horror Cinema and Dark Room Culture, this work uses movement, dream logic, and sound manipulation to reveal correlations between pop culture and queer temporality, and how those impact present notions of sexual agency, autonomy and platonic intimacy among friends as mutual care.
Choreographer: Brendan Drake
Performers: Brendan Drake (and special guest tbd)
Music: Krzysztof Penderecki, Morton Feldman, Brendan Drake
**Created with Support from UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance.
Image Credit: Photographer: Letxia Cordova Pictured: Brendan Drake and Wesleigh Gates
cw: nudity, sexual scenarios, loud noises and long periods of blackout.
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