2015-16 Performance Season

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange‘s presenting season is an integral part of our core work developing emerging and mid-career artists. Our dedication to presenting new work, work-in-progress, and work in a critical phase of development and experimentation reflects our mission to support artists rather than outcomes. This commitment is also reflected in our guest curated series that includes evenings curated by current and former Artists In Residence, as well as other guests from the community.

The 2015/16 Season features a series of open-studio and informal showings, and formal works-in-progress showcases created by our Artists In Residence (AIR) Daniel Carlton, Will Davis, Kristine Haruna Lee, Paloma McGregor, Marissa Perel, Aurin Squire, and Ni’Ja Whitson. These performances offer artists and audiences multiple opportunities to share intentions, perceptions, and feedback in a way that is influential in the development of the artists’ work, and impactful for the audience’s insight and appreciation of the work.

The work presented by this season’s AIR and guest artists range from provocative and socio-politically relevant performance to work that investigates formal abstract compositional structures.

Stay in touch to learn about upcoming events and announcements.

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PAST 2015-16 SEASON PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

SPACE GRANT EVENT

SPACE GRANT SHOW & SHARE

Tuesday | August 4, 2015 @ 7-9pm

The SPACE GRANT PROGRAM at BAX is designed to give Brooklyn and Queens based dance, theater and performance artists the opportunity to create new work in a setting that is conducive to working deeply and exploring new territory. The Space Grant Show & Share is an opportunity for artists to share what they have been working on during the residency.

More information coming soon. Click HERE to join our mailing list and receive updates and information about the 2015/16 Season.

 

YOUTH EDUCATION EVENT

Fall Youth Education Open House

Saturday | September 12, 2015 @ 10am-2pm

The Youth Education Open House is an opportunity to sample free dance, movement, and theater classes at a nationally acclaimed youth arts education center in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Join BAX families, friends, faculty, and administration staff to learn more about youth programming and register for the fall term classes.

More information coming soon. Click HERE to join our mailing list and receive updates and information about the 2015/16 Season.

SPACE GRANT EVENT

Space Grant Show & Share

Saturday | November 7, 2015 @ 2-4pm

The SPACE GRANT PROGRAM at BAX is designed to give Brooklyn and Queens based dance, theater and performance artists the opportunity to create new work in a setting that is conducive to working deeply and exploring new territory. The Space Grant Show & Share is an opportunity for artists to share what they have been working on during the residency.

This event is not open to the general public.

GUEST CURATED EVENT

SUBMERGE 2016
IT IS OUR DUTY TO SPIT: A TQPOC TAKE-OVER

Saturday |  November 7 @ 8pm
Sunday |  November 8 @ 6pm

A celebration of the artistic voices of queer and trans people of color, SUBMERGE is an ongoing series of The Helix Queer Performance Network  which seeks to shift contemporary paradigms of “queer performance” by uplifting the artists and artistic production most often marginalized within or erased from the legacy and lineage of queer arts in New York City.

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE EVENT

A SEAT AT THE TABLE

Saturday | November 14, 2015 @ 8pm

Free and open to the public

Join BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange on Saturday, November 14th for an open workshop of “A Seat at the Table,” an original, interactive performance by teen artists exploring and interrupting the biases, bigotry and “isms” that hide in all of us.

Originally developed during the 2014-15 Teaching Artist Residency of award winning actor and playwright Daniel Carlton, “A Seat at the Table” grew out of a collaboration with organizers, researchers and journalists working in the fields of racial, gender, economic, and restorative justice. It premiered at BAX in June 2015, and the young ensemble is now in an intensive revision process. This special, one-time event is an opportunity to support and participate in this singular theatrical experiment.

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE EVENT

AIR OPEN STUDIO SHOWINGS I

Featuring work by Will Davis, Kristine Haruna Lee, Paloma McGregor, Marissa Perel, Aurin Squire, and Ni’Ja Whitson

Saturday | November 21, 2015 @ 2, 4, 6pm
Sunday | November 22, 2015 @ 12, 2, 4pm

The Artists in Residence (AIR) Open Studio Series begins a shared journey into the creative process. Audiences will have an opportunity to engage with AIR artists as they open the doors to their rehearsal practice and artistic process.

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SPACE GRANT EVENT

FALL SPACE GRANT SHOWCASE

Featuring work by Taja Lindley, Jules Skloot in collaboration with Zora Tucker, Tamara Williams

Friday | December 4, 2015 @ 8pm
Saturday | December 5, 2015 @ 8pm

This showcase presents works by Fall Space Grant recipients. The Fall Space Grant program gives Brooklyn and Queens based dance, theater and performance artists the opportunity to create new work or build upon existing work in a setting that is conducive to working deeply and exploring new territory.

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YOUTH EDUCATION EVENT

FALL STUDENT CONCERTS

Saturday | December 12, 2015
Sunday | December 13, 2015

The BAX student concerts are informal showings where approximately 40 classes share what they have been working on over the past semester with families, friends, and colleagues.

YOUTH EDUCATION EVENT

YOUTHWORKS

Saturday | January 30, 2016 @ 7pm
Sunday | January 31, 2016 @ 5pm

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE EVENT

AIR OPEN STUDIO SHOWINGS II

Featuring work by Will Davis, Kristine Haruna Lee, Paloma McGregor, Marissa Perel, Aurin Squire, and Ni’Ja Whitson

Saturday | February 6, 2016
Sunday | February 7, 2016 (part of Artist Services Day)

The Artists in Residence (AIR) Open Studio Showings II continues the shared journey revealing the artist’s creative process. Audiences will have an opportunity to engage with AIR artists as they open the doors to their rehearsal practice and artistic process.

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ARTIST SERVICES EVENT

ARTIST SERVICES DAY

Sunday | February 7, 2016

Artist Services Day features an array of talks and workshops designed to support working dance, theater, performance artists and their supporters.

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GUEST CURATED EVENT

UPSTART FESTIVAL

Friday | February 19, 2016 @ 8pm
Saturday | February 20, 2016 @ 8pm

The Upstart Festival ushers in fresh talent with an intriguing festival of performances and roundtable discussions.

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YOUTH EDUCATION EVENT (TEENS)

THROUGHLINE

Saturday | February 27, 2016 @ 6pm

Throughline is an interdisciplinary showcase catered towards a spectrum of youth artists to artists who are in the early stages of their career. This is a unique opportunity for performers and visual artists to share works-in-progress, participate in an artist talkback, and network with fellow artists. Throughline 2016 will feature 19 emerging artists. This is a self-production by BAX’s Teen Artists, Learners and Leaders (TALL) Council, with the support of BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange.

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE CURATED EVENT

DANCING WHILE BLACK: jumpin fences

Friday-Saturday | March 4-5, 2016
8:00pm
All Tickets: $10

Come witness two days of experiments, early constructions and visions in progress from the 2015-16 Dancing While Black Fellowship class. These emerging artists have spent the past six months building community through workshops with master teachers, communal dinners and a public discussion at BAX. The Fellowship, a program of Angela’s Pulse, is part of Dancing While Black founder Paloma McGregor’s ongoing commitment to community building and centering the voices and visions of black dance makers.

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE EVENT

My Son is a Splendid Driver

Created and Performed by Will Davis (2015/16 BAX Artist in Residence)

Friday | March 18, 2016 @ 8pm
Saturday | March 19, 2016 @ 8pm

My Son is a Splendid Driver is inspired by the 1950’s American classic PICNIC written by William Inge. It is conceived as a love letter to a ghost. This love letter is part seance and part ghost story, and it’s intended to be a meditation on failure. Driver locates the ghost in me and reaches out to the ghost of Inge. My hope is that we will find a place in his work to exist together. A place where my queering of his play will be a gift for both of us.

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE EVENT

The Gospel According to F#ggots

Written by Aurin Squire (2014-2016 BAX Artist in Residence)
Directed by David Mendizábal
Staged and Choreographed by Antwayn Hopper

Friday | April 1, 2016 @ 8pm
Saturday | April 2, 2016 @ 8pm

Cruising, political ranting, church testifying, pornography, twerking, and multimedia faggotry come together in “The Gospel According to F#ggots.” The experimental choreographed poem dives into the personal lives and 21st century fears of queer people of color. Conceived of in multiple parts as a church pageant play, this first volume’s theme is “Lost in the Wilderness.”

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YOUTH EDUCATION EVENT

YOUTH GALA at Kumble Theater (LIU)

Saturday | April 9, 2016

Help us celebrate 25 Years of Teaching and Learning. The evening will pay special homage to veteran BAX teaching artists Donna Costello, José Joaquín García, Andrew Jannetti and Helen Tocci.

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE EVENT

Dog Gone Day

Written by Kristine Haruna Lee (2015/17 BAX Artist in Residence)
Conceived by Andrew R. Butler + Kristine Haruna Lee
Directed by Andrew J. Scoville

Friday | April 22, 2016 @ 8pm
Saturday | April 23, 2016 @ 8pm

A is an expert on memory.
K has synesthesia.
But together, they can’t seem to remember that thing…
So they sit and fear a porcelain bathtub, which sits high in the attic.
They go to Cancun, 1992.
They try to find it in a medieval forest.
In the doctor’s office,
At past lectures,
But only nonsense can make sense out of this logic.

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE EVENT

despair solo

A performance-lecture by Marissa Perel (2015/17 BAX Artist in Residence)

Friday | April 29, 2016 @ 8pm
Saturday | April 30, 2016 @ 8pm

A performance-lecture by Marissa Perel, despair solo traces choreography, disability, queerness and intimacy through language, power and consent.  Exploring the politics of care and pity, Perel reconfigures the performer-audience relationship to create a space for a body in pain. Quoting texts by Gregg Bordowitz, Maggie Nelson, Petra Kuppers, Corrine Fitzpatrick and others, she searches for a means of translation between the felt experience of pain and the way it can or cannot be communicated to the world. Futility, loss, and the incomprehensible are integral to the journey from one’s body to another.

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE EVENT

A Meditation on Tongues (BAX Meditation 1)

Created By Ni’Ja Whitson (2015/17 BAX Artist in Residence)
Performed by Ni’Ja Whitson and Kirsten Flores-Davis of The NWA Project

Friday | May 6, 2016 @ 8pm
Saturday | May 7, 2016 @ 8pm

A Meditation on Tongues is a live adaptation of Marlon T. Riggs’ iconic documentary film, Tongues Untied. Part abstract, part performance ritual, part live and historical document, this rigorously layered interdisciplinary project (re)images Black and Queer masculinities.  It struts.  It snaps.  It frames new questions about loss at the height of the AIDS pandemic, while challenging constructions of love of/as revolution.

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YOUTH EDUCATION EVENT

Dance Performance Workshop III Showcase presents

As you look through the ocular, you will see a circle of light called the field of view

culminating performance by Dance Performance Workshop Level III (DPW III) featuring student & director choreography

Friday | May 13, 2016 @ 8:00pm
Saturday | May 14, 2016 @ 8:00pm

This culminating performance features student and director choreography. Dance Performance Workshop III is designed for motivated young people who want to engage in a comprehensive discipline study with an emphasis on technical, performance, and improvisational skills.

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YOUTH EDUCATION EVENT

DANCE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP I & II Showcase

Saturday | May 21, 2016 @ 8:00pm
Sunday | May 22, 2016 @ 5:00pm

This culminating performance features student and director choreography. Dance Performance Workshops are designed for motivated young people who want to engage in a comprehensive discipline study with an emphasis on technical, performance, and improvisational skills.

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YOUTH EDUCATION EVENT

ACROBAX & TUMBLING PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP (TPW)

Friday | June 3, 2016
Saturday | June 4, 2016

This culminating performance features student and director choreography from BAX’s AcroBAX class and Tumbling Performance Workshop, both of which draw on contemporary circus traditions and theatrical techniques in a way that combines tumbling, modern dance, partner acrobatics, performance, and choreography skills for motivated young people.

More information coming soon. Click HERE to join our mailing list and receive updates and information about the 2015/16 Season.

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YOUTH EDUCATION EVENT

BAX THEATER COMPANY

Sunday | June 5, 2016

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YOUTH EDUCATION EVENT

SPRING STUDENT CONCERT

Saturday | June 11, 2016
Sunday | June 12, 2016

The BAX student concerts are informal showings where approximately 40 classes share what they have been working on over the past semester with families, friends, and colleagues.

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE EVENT

Building a Better Fishtrap/Phase 2

Choreographed and Performed by Paloma McGregor (2014-2016 BAX Artist in Residence)

Friday | June 17, 2016 @ 8pm
Saturday | June 18, 2016 @ 8pm

Building a Better Fishtrap/Phase 2 is a solo meditation on the practice of remembering: What do we take with us? Leave behind? Return to reclaim? Choreographer and performer Paloma McGregor navigates and transforms a world crafted in collaboration with visual artist Sara Jimenez, installation designer Vassi Spanos and sound designer Everett Saunders. Through  this process she encourages us to consider how memory inhabits us and what we can reclaim in the witnessing.

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WORKSHOP SHOWING

Needing It Workshop Showing

Tuesday | June 21, 2016 @ 8pm

In this unique workshop, students develop their own material while studying the history of queer performance in NYC, and meeting the great queer artists of our day. Theater artist and Helix Queer Performance Network director Dan Fishback facilitates NEEDING IT based on the pedagogical techniques of performance artist and original Split Britches member Deb Margolin. NEEDING IT is part of an ongoing education initiative of The Helix Queer Performance Network, a collaboration between La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics and BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange seeking to empower queer performers, unite diverse communities and celebrate the legacy and lineage of queer performance in New York City

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