October 29, 2017: A shared evening with Fast Forward, Ishmael Houston-Jones and Dean Moss
Fast Forward will perform compositions for solo steel pan with special guest guitarist Chris Cochrane.
Ishmael Houston-Jones will share his research on racial/gender pseudo binaries through a mashup of Eduard Manet, Jean Genet, Nina Simone, Kurt Weil, Bertolt Brecht, The Jeffersons, The Help, Gone with the Wind, Imitation of Life, and others.
Dean Moss will present a short excerpt from his new work Petra, a masochistic autobiographical melodrama concerning desire, featuring five women, and inspired by Fassbiner's film "The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant". The excerpt will be performed by Samita Sinha and Paz Tanjuaquio, and include a video interview between the title character played by Kaneza Schaal and BAX director Marya Warshaw. The complete work will premiere at PS 122 in January 2018.
All Sundays on Broadway events begin at 6:00 pm. Doors open at 5:45 pm at WeisAcres. Keep in mind, this is a small space. Please arrive on time out of courtesy to the artists.
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New York composer and musician Fast Forward writes original music for live performance. He has worked with Merce Cunningham, Robert Ashley, Takehisa Kosugi, Pauline Oliveros, David Behrman and countless other incredible artists.
Ishmael Houston-Jones: choreographer, author, performer, teacher, and curator. His improvised dance and text work has been performed in New York, across the US, and in Europe, Canada, Australia, and Latin America. He and Fred Holland shared a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Cowboys, Dreams and Ladders. He was awarded his second “Bessie” Award for the revival of THEM, his 1985/86 collaboration with writer Dennis Cooper and composer Chris Cochrane. He curated Platform 2012: Parallels and Platform 2016: Lost & Found, both at Danspace Project. He has received a 2016 Herb Alpert, a 2015 Doris Duke Impact and a 2013 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Artists Awards.
Dean Moss is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography; the Doris Duke Impact Award in Theatre; and a Foundation for Contemporary Art, Artists Grant. He was the Curator of Dance and Performance at The Kitchen, lectured at Harvard University and was recently Resident Faculty at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His new work titled Petra, a meditation on service and unrequited love, will premiere at PS 122, January 24-27, 2018.