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?!: New Works 2023 – Night 10
Marija Krtolica, Enrique Huili, Nick Alselmo, Rebecca Patek
April 16$20 – $50
The Brick presents
?!: New Works 2023 – Night 10
featuring Marija Krtolica, Enrique Huili, Nick Alselmo, Rebecca Patek
April 16, 2023
Hosted by Travis Amiel & Cosimo Pori
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.
Parrhesia – Reolutionary Acts (Section 4)
by Marija Krtolica
Parrhesia – a new dance-theatre work takes as its point of departure Michel Foucault’s lectures The Courage of Truth (1983/84) and the concept of parrhesia – saying, expressing everything, and telling truth to power. The work will engage the relationship between: 1) silent action and speech 2) deliberate creation of spectacle (representation), and the unconscious (repressed) non-verbal and verbal discourse. The section four – revolutionary acts, inspired by the historical documents — images, slogans, manifestoes from the Paris Commune, Spartacist Uprising, Chinese Cultural Revolution, Black Panthers & Malcolm X, and 1968 in U.S. and Europe; evokes the resistance to power, heroic acts, and desire to change the status quo. There are two textual sources for this section: The Communist Hypothesis by Alain Badiou, and a poem by Bertholt Brecht – “What has Happened?”.
By Marija Krtolica in collaboration with Jason Ciaccio (live music), Julie Fotheringham & Despina Sophia Stamos (movement)
Performed by: Julie Fotheringham and Despina Sophia Stamos;
Live music and reading: Jason Ciaccio
Choreography in collaboration with participating artists: Marija Krtolica
Textual excerpts from Alain Badiou and Bertolt Brecht
Photo Credit: Marija Krtolica
Find them: marijakrtolica.com
MAD Company presents: Something Is Far Away
by Enrique Huili
Something Is Far Away is an experimental play that focuses on 3 characters whose lives may or may not connect, where each person’s desires are desperate and mundane. Trapped in a labyrinth void, continuing to linger, and haunting their lives as they try to understand themselves. Written for the absurd theater, this play forces them to meditate on their unsatisfactory grief.
Director: Annie Kefalas
Playwright: Enrique Huili
Actors: Kellyrose Marry, Alessandro Caronna, Enrique Huili
Produced by: MAD Theater Company
Follow them: @madcompanynyc MAD Company Theatre
by Nick Alselmo
“Sponge vs…” is a solo that takes a look into the mind of someone struggling with the internal conflict of feeling safe in solace, weighed down by insecurity, and displeased with the false sense of progress in human interactions. Movement and voice are used as a device for the performer to unpack these issues.
Costume/Set Design: Nick Alselmo
Music: Chris Isaak, Flying Lotus, MIKE, Kirby Komodo, Cities Aviv, S. Maharba, & Mtbrd
Photo Credit: Jacob Kruty @retrogradestudiosnyc
Follow them: @nick_alselmo, @pocketfuelgroovers, pocketfuelgroovers.com
cw: explicit language
NeuroHealth with Rebecca
by Rebecca Patek and Connor Voss
Ongoing research on brain health, algorithms for behavior modification, and butterflies will be shared. This marks the first showing of work in progress created as part of the Target Artist in Residence program.
Choreographed and Performed by Rebecca Patek and Connor Voss
Find them: rebeccapatek.com insta: @rebpatek @cashcon
Lineups are subject to change.
Art by Mark Toneff
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