NEWS

The Kitchen presents "Julius Eastman: Crazy Evil Gay" January 28 at Knockdown Center NY

Julius Eastman perfected his multifarious minimalism in three works of the late 1970s: Crazy NiggerEvil Nigger, and Gay Guerrilla. Each work is scored for multiple instruments of the same kind. Co-presented with and taking place at The Knockdown Center, the concert features Evil Nigger and Crazy Nigger performed as a piano quartet by Joseph KuberaDynasty BattlesMichelle Cann, and Adam Tendler as well as Gay Guerrilla in a version for a large electric guitar ensemble scored by Dustin Hurt. 

PROGRAM

Julius Eastman: Evil Nigger (1979)  
Adam Tendler, Dynasty Battles, Michelle Cann, and Joseph Kubera, pianos

Julius Eastman: Gay Guerrilla (1979) 
Version for electric guitar ensemble scored by Dustin Hurt. Featuring Chris CochraneShahzad IsmailySara Landeau (The Julie Ruin), Taylor Levine and James Moore of Dither, Jordan Martin (Daphne), Ava MendozaJade Payne (Aye Nako), Brandon RossKenji Shinagawa, and Vorhees (Dana Wachs), among others.

Julius Eastman: Crazy Nigger (1979)  
Adam Tendler, Dynasty Battles, Michelle Cann, and Joseph Kubera, pianos

January 28, 8pm
Tickets $25 General

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The performance is part of “Julius Eastman: That Which is Fundamental,” curated by Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Dustin Hurt, organized by The Kitchen with the Eastman Estate and Bowerbird.

“Julius Eastman: That Which is Fundamental” is made possible with the generous support of Robert D. Bielecki Foundation and Paula Cooper; endowment support from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust; annual grants from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc., Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Original support for “That Which is Fundamental” was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia.

Pianos for this performance have been generously provided by Yamaha. 

TICKETS available HERE

"Visions of Beauty" NYC premiere at COIL fest January 10-13

The latest dance piece by Heather Kravas, featuring a score by Vorhees will make it's NYC premiere January 10th at COIL Festival PS122 NYC.  


Punk in attitude, feminist in spirit and deliberately anti-spectacle, 'visions of beauty' is a dance about itself and the compulsive, lopsided, angry, funny, frustrating and redemptive messiness of everything. Nine virtuosic performers demonstrate how bodies both trap and free us. The work examines relationships between art, power, agency and desire; language is distilled, stuttered, repeated, held and abandoned, leaving space for the audience to experience something beyond amusement. Precise choreography gives way to visceral improvisation in a conversation between the emotional and the abstract. ‘visions of beauty’ undermines theatrical conventions, calling to question the object of the dance, the labor of the performers and the judgement of its audience. 

Directed by Heather Kravas, 'visions of beauty' is created in partnership with performers Andrew Champlin, Tarek Halaby, Michael Helland, John Hoobyar, Michael Ingle, Joey Kipp, Cecilia Lisa Eliceche, Kayvon Pourazar and Saúl Ulerio. Original sound for the work is by Dana Wachs aka Vorhees, with additional music by Peter Schilling and lighting design by Madeline Best.

Jan 10 6:30pm
Jan 11 8:30pm
Jan 12 9:30pm
Jan 13 6:30pm

$25
Tickets and more information about Coil 2018: 

Facebook event HERE

'visions of beauty' is a project of Creative Capital, a National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network (NPN/VAN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by On the Boards in partnership Performance Space 122 and NPN. 
 

Australia tour with Beth Orton

Vorhees will be supporting Beth Orton on her upcoming Australian tour in June 2017.

7th June- Perth at the Rosemount Hotel

9th June- Melbourne at the Croxton Hotel

10th June- Meeniyan at the Meeniyan Town Hall

18th June- Brisbane at the Triffid

All details can be found on the LIVE page HERE

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