FLIPFEST!

Program for the Evening

Emcees Vít Hořejš and Sasha Suvorkov will host the festivities.  Artists will perform in various parts of the space, indicated in parentheses, below.  Audience members are welcome to come and go, and move freely from the ground floor viewing area to the balcony bar area (beer and pretzels, $2), though we ask that a respectful quiet be maintained.  Due to the fluid, variety-show nature of FlipFest!, acts will proceed one another; relative times are inserted below*.

6:45 PM

Pre-Show: BLIND.NESS
Balcony and center
Contemporary Dance/Performance by Ivan Talijancic/WaxFactory
Cowritten by Simona Semenic in collaboration with 
performers Melody Bates, Gillian Chadsey, Erika Latta and Breeda Wool.
Costumes by Haans Nicholas Mott.
A co-production of Performance Space 122 and Cankarjev Dom (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

7:00 PM

Welcome from Fritzie Brown and Al Orensanz                              
Stage

Solos and Duets
Stage
Music and performance by Viktor Tóth (saxophone) and Jeff Zielinski (drums).

JOHN
Center
A solo dance performance created and performed by Goran Bogdanovski
Directed by Tomi Janezic with music and sound by Tomaz Grom,  JOHN is a coproduction of Fico Balet, Studio for Research on the Art of Acting, and Theatre Glej, and was made possible by MOSKVA Ballet Co., New Dance Alliance Inc., and The Slovenian Ministry of Culture in Ljubljana.

Gang of Seven
Stage
An excerpt from the new play by Jim Neu
A new comedy by that rips the lid off the dynamics, delusions, and dangers of the focus group movement sweeping across America. 
Performers: Mary Shultz, Tony Nunziata, Chris Maresca, John Costelloe, Byron Thomas, Kristine Lee, and Jim Neu.  
The play will run from December 4-21 at LaMaMa, Thursday through Sunday at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM.

8:00 PM

Vocalize
Balcony
Music and performance by Sylwia Gorak

Contemporary Sakha Folk Songs
Stage
By Klavdia and German Khatylaev
CHABYRGHAKH, A Composition about a horse with traditional instruments khomus, aiaan, and the dungur.
KYTALYK, a song about the white crane, a sacred bird in Sakha culture, that uses the traditional nasal singing 
technique “khongsuo”. Instruments – khomus, kyryympa.
Followed by vocal imitations of Sakha nature, birds and animals, and a demonstration of khomus playing.

The Helen Keller Case
Balcony and stage
An excerpt from the play, written and performed by Dah Theater , directed by Dijana Milosevic, with Maja Mitic as Annie Sullivan and Kathy Randels as Black Lady (a role she first took on during a 1998 ArtsLink Project).  
Through moments of biography of Helen Keller, the famous deaf and blind American writer and activist, a story is told about the need for communication, the need for the touch of the OTHER. From different levels of time, the imaginary and real characters meet, and with a gaze of hope directed towards the oncoming century, they dance with the darkness to the song/cry of the Black Lady, the one that brings and takes away.  This piece was last performed in March 1999, when NATO began its bombing campaign against Serbia in an effort to halt hostilities in Kosovo.



POUCHA DASS
Music by Francois Rabbath, performance by Robert Black of Bang on a Can, double bass.
MONOLOGUE
Yoshiko Chuma of The School of Hard Knocks, dance
DUO[1992-present]
Featuring Yoshiko Chuma and Robert Black.
This piece premiered at La MaMa in 1992, and was performed on a tour, supported in part by ArtsLink, in Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Latvia, Hungary, Czech Republic, USA and Japan.

9:00 PM

My Fair Lady-Cassandra
Balcony
A soliloquy in Lithuanian and English (see text in back of program), performed by Dalia Michelevicuite with music by Evelina Sasenko and costumes by Irina Kozutova

What Makes A Man A Man
Stage
A performance by John Kelly
with music and lyrics by Charles Aznavour

That's How I Dance
Center
Choreographed and performed by Ilya Belenkov with music by Alva Noto

Lisa Karrer & David Simons perform original compositions
Stage
NECU-NECU (Lisa Karrer) arrangement of a Serbian folk song by Tomas Cabro, created for a dance group in Rotterdam, deconstructed and re-sampled for voice and sampler.
GRANDMA (David Simons) from Leyner Suite

The Very Sad Story of Ethel & Julius, Lovers and Spyes and about Their Untymelie End while Sitting in a Small Room at the Correctional Facility in Ossining, N.Y.
Center and Stage
Songs and excerpts from a new play written and directed by Vít Horejš and performed by the Czechoslovak-American Theatre.
Performers: DeborahBeshawBrian P. Glover, Vít HorejšTheresa LinnihanValois MickensAlan Barnes NethertonSteven RyanRonny Wasserstrom, with Carmen Staaf on the accordion. 
Ethel & Julius will run from November 28-December 14 at Theater for the New City, Thursday through Saturday at 8:00PM and Sundays at 3:00 PM.

10:00 PM

THE BOOK OF DANIEL
Stage
Directed by Tea Alagic, performed by Daniel Alexander Jones, written by Daniel Alexander Jones with Sonja Perryman.
This performance premiered at the University of Texas/Austin in 2007

Romanian-American Jazz Suite
Stage
Excerpts composed and performed by Sam Newsome (soprano saxophone) and Lucian Ban(piano). This project is supported in part by the Romanian Cultural Institute.

František Skála
Everywhere at Once
Performance

10:45 PM

ArtsLink 15th Birthday Mix
Dance Party!
DJ Joro-Boro spins a mix of compositions and performances supported by ArtsLink from 1996 to the present, including: Artur Avanesov, Charming Hostess, Duo Violon cellissimo - Olga Veselina & Vadim Larchikov, German Khatylaev, Jasna Jovicevic, Lampo, Lucian Ban, Ryan Ingebritsen, Sam Newsome and Viktor Toth.

*Program may be updated at anytime

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