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*.
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)
Welcome from Fritzie Brown and Al Orensanz
Solos and Duets
Music and performance by Viktor Tóth
(saxophone) and Jeff Zielinski
A solo dance performance created and performed by Goran Bogdanovski
Directed by Tomi Janezic with music and sound by Tomaz Grom,
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
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.
Music and performance by Sylwia Gorak
Contemporary Sakha Folk Songs
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.
Music by Francois Rabbath, performance by Robert Black
of Bang on a Can
, double bass.
of The School of Hard Knocks
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.
My Fair Lady-Cassandra
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
A performance by John Kelly
with music and lyrics by Charles Aznavour
That's How I Dance
Choreographed and performed by Ilya Belenkov
music by Alva Noto
Lisa Karrer & David Simons perform original compositions
) arrangement of a Serbian folk song by Tomas Cabro, created for a dance group in Rotterdam, deconstructed and re-sampled for voice and sampler.
) 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.
Brian P. Glover, Vít Horejš,
Alan Barnes Netherton,
Ronny 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.
THE BOOK OF DANIEL
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
Excerpts composed and performed by Sam Newsome
(soprano saxophone) and Lucian Ban
This project is supported in part by the Romanian Cultural Institute.
Everywhere at Once
ArtsLink 15th Birthday Mix
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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