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Don’t miss the Wau Wau Sisters with their favorite luscious lads from way Down Under
Fez Faanana & Mark Winmill (stars of BREIFS)
ONE NIGHT ONLY + World Premeire Ridiculousness
Friday June 8th Doors @ 8:30pm
JUNE 9th ~ 2 SHOWS!
Join us for a haunting evening of darkwave, witch house, ethereal ambient music on
June 2nd @ 9pm
More one-of-a-kind shows happening at williamsburg’s own circus school/community performance/art space! Get while the gettin’s good!
Friday, May 4th, 2012 – CORN MO & .357 LOVER’S TRAPEZE SPECTACULAR
Aerial: Una Mimnagh, Kristine Petrucione, Tyler V. Shaquiri, Jason Mejias and Sarah Brodsky.
Dance: Angela Harriel’s Love Show Dancers
Music: Katie Mullins
Video Stylings: B.A. Miale (BAMiAM.tv)
Rock and Roll: .357 Lover
Sunday, May 6th, 2012 – GARAGE PERFORMANCE + FILM
Featuring: K.J. Holmes, Yvonne Meier & Clarinda MacLow, Charles Dennis, Cody Schreger, Geoff Gersh & Adam Kendall, Occupy Love (Velcrow Ripper & Nova Ami), Mayu Iwasaki, Maridee Slater, & Villani, Jacklyn Collier, Dave, Bobb, & Jon Sprik, and Maja Rajenovich
K.J. Holmes, dance artist and songstress, will be construing the history of the moment in an improvised solo using the verticality of the unconscious as ground to stand on. “When it comes to excavated ground, dreams have no limits.” Gaston Bachelard
In BEWARE THE SCORE!, Yvonne Meier whips Clarinda Mac Low into a frenzy, manipulating and challenging her with impossible improvisational scores. With great humor, intelligence, and sheer will power, the games begin. If you missed their previous bright conversation at Roulette in February, here’s your second chance. clarindamaclow.com
Charles Dennis is a choreographer & video artist involved with New York experimental dance & performance since the 1970’s, including Robert Wilson’s “Einstein on The Beach” (1976). In 1979, Dennis co-founded Performance Space 122 where he performed extensively during the 80’s & 90’s. Dennis has also been actively documenting the downtown scene on video, creating a collection of experimental short films, 3 of which will be shared. charlesdennis.net
Cody Schreger, resident of NYC, is a performing artist, choreographer and instructor, an instructor at Big Sky Works and performing with Cirque Dreams, Cirque Boom, Lumins Circus, the International circus festivals of Albacete, Spain and Latina, Italy. She’s currently working as a acrobat in Robert LePage’s staging of “The Ring Cycle” at the Metropolitan Opera. She’ll fly wild at GARAGE, for sure. codyjs.com/Cody/Home.html
Geoff Gersh will improvise on bowed electric guitar/effects. Adam Kendall will perform live via improvisational video. Together, they will carry the audience on a visual and sonic journey through an ambient landscape. geoffgersh.com & hellbender.org
OCCUPY LOVE – a sneak preview scene from the highly anticipated upcoming feature documentary “Occupy Love.” A film that asks the question: How could the economic and ecological crisis of today become a great love story? Director Velcrow Ripper and producer Nova Ami will be present. occupylove.org
Theatre creators Mayu Iwasaki (of Tokyo), Maridee Slater (of Colorado), & Sonia Villani (of Rome), are investigating this moment, right now, with you. They bring to you their next encounter: L’APELL DU VIDE or Call of the Void. Are you the love of my life?…Even just for this moment.
Jacklyn Collier first heard ‘The Special Two’ by Missy Higgins summer of 2005, and was immediately drawn to the song’s soulful exploration of a woman’s infidelity. She worked on the piece for a project in a graduate school movement class…and, then it exploded. Special thanks toJon Sprik and Dave Bobb for coming on board.
HAVE NO FEAR. Send out smoke signals. Send out as the weather allows. In this season finale,Maja Rajenovich will move to the shadow dancer of the great message: We love you. I share with you this. majarajenovich.com
BIG SKY WORKS
29 Wythe Ave (corner of n14th)
Williamsburg, BK 11211
White Mystery 4/20 Record Release Rock’n’Roll Circus
Rock’n’roll duo Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White are White Mystery from Chicago who release a record every April 20 and this year the “White Mystery Record Release Rock’n’Roll Circus” is in New York at the trapeze loft Big Sky Works 29 Wythe Ave. in Brooklyn with a secret New York buzz band special guest, all girl-rocking sweeties Habibi, hardcore cover band Fucking Bullshit, r’n’r ventriloquist Carla Rhodes, psychedelic visual projections by B.A. Miale, and aerial circus performers to make it a true four-twenty experience.
Don’t miss the latest & greatest TONIGHT at Big Sky Works!
SUNDAY APRIL 15th @ 8pm $10.-
Hosted by AMBROSE MARTOS
Starring Students, Friends & Family of the Trapeze Loft:
ANNOUNCING A SHUT-OUT FEST FOR THE REST OF US!!!
Thursday April 12th & Friday April 13th at BIG SKY WORKS
Over TWO consecutive nights, Anna Copa Cabanna, Joe McGinty & BAMiAM.tv present a chronological exploration of the sonic and visual experiments of Kraftwerk with a live presentation of their SEMI-complete repertoire in the BIG SKY WORKS Atrium.
Each evening consists of a live performance and visualization of 2/3 of Kraftwerk’s studio albums—Autobahn (1974), Radio-Activity (1975), Trans-Europe Express (1977), The Man-Machine (1978), Computer World (1981) & Techno Pop (1986)—in the order of their release.
This RE-reinterpretation showcases Kraftwerk’s historical contributions to and contemporary influence on global sound and image culture… FOR THOSE OF US WHO DON’T HAVE FANCY MOMA(/internet scalper) CONNECTIONS.
*THURSDAY, APRIL 12*
Doors at 8pm
Autobahn (1974)- Cosmicide (members of The Secret Machines)
Radio-Activity (1975) – The Trapeze Loft
Trans-Europe Express (1977)- Dead Mofo (members of The Kills, A Place to Bury Strangers) Projections by Spencer Bewley!
+ DJ Niteline (Kevin Duffey) before, after and in between!
*FRIDAY, APRIL 13*
Doors at 9pm
The Man-Machine (1978) – The Anna Copa Cabanna Show
Computer World (1981) -Joe McGinty’s Circuit Parade, featuring Mike McGinnis (woodwinds), Leon Dewan (Dewanatron) and Dorit Chrysler (Theremin).
Techno Pop (1986) – The Dirty Boogaloo
+ DJ URSULA1000 before, after and in between!
BOTH nights will feature a larger than life keytar-triggered light show by BAMiAM.tv
SATURDAY APRIL 14th
|| Aztec Economy + Den Svarta Fanan
Joe Merolla (Cello) / Weasel Walter (Drums) / Nonoko Yashida (Alto Sax)
Casey Wimpee (text) / Sean Berman (video design) / Adam Belvo (Pizo)
Julie Morgethaler (Penka) / Laten Willson (Pascal) / Cole Wimpee (actions)
Nick Capodice (007)
Panoply Performance Lab
Esther Neff + Brian McCorkle + Arla Berman + Bonnie Kane
Mark Morgan (Guitar) / Richard Hoffman (bass) / John Lockie (drums)
check out the video trailer here:
PSYCHOJELLY (aztec economy) is a half-hour performance with live music and video detailing a narrative involving radioactive jelly, turtle eggs, floppy discs, James Bond, and cold war escapism set in Bulgaria in the 1980s. Aztec Economy has presented shows at the Obie-Award Winning Ice Factory at the Ohio Theater and 3LD in Lower Manhattan, as well as at P.S.122, The Tank (formerly in Tribeca), The Steamship Lilac off the Hudson River,
The Brick Theater, Brooklyn Fire Proof, New Orleans Fringe Festival, The Fridge in Washington D.C., and bars, backyards, rooftops, and churches all over Brooklyn.
DEN SVARTA FANAN is composed of Joe Merolla on Cello, Weasel Walter on Drums, and Nonoko Yashida on Alton Sax.
PHOTONS BE FREE (panoply performance lab) was originally cheap propaganda for the Hologram Liberation Front written by The Doctor (Joe). PPL’s 2012 piece attempt to provide a crucial platform for the voices of photon, electrons, and other enslaved particles (dear ones), as they shuffle together for warmth, scream their despair into ears too large and crude to understand, and riot across the spectrum in a haze of elementary self-organization.
with Esther Neff, Brian McCorkle, Arla Berman, Bonnie Kane
SIGHTINGS is a psychedelic rock band in Brooklyn. DISCOGRAPHY 4 song 7″ (Freedom From, 2001) “Live” cass. (Spite, 2001) “Sightings” cd/lp (Load, 2002) “Live at Free 103.9 FM” cd-r (Free 103.9 FM, 2002) “Michigan Haters” cd (Psych-O-Path, 2002) “Absolutes” cd/lp (Load/Riot Season, 2003) “Unreleased Vols. 1 & 2” cd-r (no label, 2003) “Gardens of War” w/ Tom Smith cd (Smackshire, 2004) “Arrived In Gold” cd/lp (Load, 2004) “Castle Moat/Invisible Coats” 7″ (Fusetron, 2005) “Back to Back/Une Drole De Journee” 7″ split with Hrvatski (Ache, 2005) “End Times” cd/lp (Fusetron/ En/Of, 2006) vinyl edition has 3 tracks from CD version + one different song and is paired with an offset print from artist Daniel Richter. ltd to 100 copies “Through The Panama” cd/lp (Load-CD/Ecstatic Peace-LP, 2007) Mike Morgan (Guitar), Richard Hoffman (Bass), John Lockie (Drums).
FRIDAY APRIL 20th!
White Mystery 4/20 Record Release Rock’n’Roll Circus
White Mystery is the rock’n’roll duo Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White from Chicago named a Top Sibling Act and Best Video Premiere by MTV. The siblings are excited to celebrate their third annual 4/20 record release at Big Sky Works with New York talents Total Slacker, Habibi, Fucking Bullshit, ventriloquist Carla Rhodes, visuals by B.A. Miale, and aerial performers. Join the event to make this a true Rock’n’Roll Circus! 9PM, 21+, $10
RSVP ON FACEBOOK!
Flier Art: http://www.whitemysteryband.com/2012/04/01/white-mystery-record-release/
White Mystery LINKS
THURSDAY APRIL 5th
DOORS at 8:30pm
VONIGA (Courtney Von Drehle & Joe Janiga, with Margretta Hansen)
MEGAN HANLEY & LAURA VILLAVERDE
& MAJA RAJENOVICH
‘I Saw Her Only Yesterday,’ by VONIGA, the Emmy nominated Portland, OR based musical duo of accordionist Courtney Von Drehle and percussionist Joe Janiga, team up with modern dancer Margretta Hansen for a sound/dance aperitif. Hansen’s movement acts as a non-verbal narrator to the sweet and sorrowful music of these two film composers who are in town performing with Klezmocracy as part of the DoJump show at the New Victory Theater. www.voniga.com
‘Come Sit Stay’ (2011) A man confuses his girlfriend for a dog, expecting loyalty and obedience. In this short film written and directed by JODY OBERFELDER, playfulness turn to violence and fantasy leaves questions as to who is man’s best friend. Editing by Daniel Garcia, cinematography by Clarrissa de los Reyes, and music composed by Brendan Berry, with lyrics by Jody Oberfelder sung by Tine Kndermann and David Starrels. www.jodyoberfelder.com
A debut night: MARK NILSEN will narrate and sing a condensed version from ‘Wizard of Sand’ an adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s masterpiece, The Wizard of Oz.. Our story begins on the eve of Diggidy; an itinerant laborer leaving for America on a 10 day trek through the desert toward Southern California to pick water melons, in hopes of meeting the Wizard of Sand. Come catch the colorful adventure! www.nycsewer.com
CHRIS COCHRANE will be playing first his show in NY since returning from performing THEM with Ishmael Houston-Jones, Dennis Cooper and some amazing dancers at the Pompidou Center in Paris. He’ll be playing guitar and singing in some combination of noise and song. http://www.chriscochrane.net
TANYA GAGNE (aka T-Pow!) brings her latest music-making-flying-contraption, the first Composition in a series: Beat feet! ONWARDS + UPWARDS. Tanya is one half of the infamous Wau Wau Sisters, member of Chica Vas, founder & director of the Trapeze Loft & Big Sky Works, veteran of Circus Amok, the Bindlestiff Family Circus, LAVA & La Soiree, & always excited to share the stage w/Vic Thrill & Bamiam.tv. Team Spirit Animal Squad, w/Suzanne Rogaleski (of Lone Wolf & Cub), will be returning to Big Sky Works this year. www.tanyagagne.com
MEGAN HANLEY and LAURA VILLAVERDE present ‘Sin Fronteira,’ a short theatrical piece about precocity and borders, featuring two Minute Men waiting for someone like Godot on the Texas/Mexico border, exploring inter-linguistic poetry. These two artists met through extensive training with the SITI company, lead by the work of Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki.www.meganhanley.weebly.com
For tonight’s show, HAROLD MOELLER will be giving a motivational speech on the ‘Evils of Tobacco’. We’ve loved him in the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, the Bindelstiff Variety Show, with Britney Spears on her ‘CIRCUS’ tour, on cruise ships, theme parks, and in his appearances Off Broadway. Harold performs as a clown, juggler, lasso artist, cyr wheelist (the Human Spoke), unicycler, and a FUNNY face maker.
MAJA RAJENOVICH presents a small collection of dance films and live performances from her ‘Comic Series: Love Letters to Brooklyn and the Volcano’. A flock of birds will be enlisted to accompany the solo flight, based on research that shows a bird travels more swiftly en masse. www.majarajenovich.com