Welcome to the 2017-2018 Performance Season

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange‘s presenting season is an integral part of our core work in 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 2017/18 Season features a series of open-studio and informal showings, and formal works-in-progress showcases created by our Artists In Residence (AIR) luciana achugar, Maria Bauman, Tanisha Christie, Catherine Galasso, Aya Ogawa, and Mariana Valencia. 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 the provocative and socio-political to the formal, abstract, and compositional.

Stay in touch to learn about upcoming events and announcements

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[Artist in Residence Event]

Fall Space Grant Showcase

Featuring work by Natalie Green, Johnnie Cruise Mercer, and Ita Segev

Friday | December 1,  2017 @ 8pm
Saturday | December 2, 2017 @ 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 9,  2017 | All Day
Sunday | December 10, 2017 | All Day

At the end of the Fall term, student concerts showcase original class work in the BAX Theater. These concerts serve as an exciting and important opportunity for all  student/artists to experience being on stage and practice the art of performance.

[more information to come]

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[Youth Education Event]

2018 YouthWorks Showcase

Saturday | February 3, 2018 @ 7pm
Sunday | February 4, 2018 @ 5pm

Young artists (Ages 7-18) of various disciplines and interests work tirelessly with professional artists, also of various disciplines, to create original artistic pieces.

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[Artist in Residence Event]

AIR Open Studios II

Featuring work by luciana achugar, Maria Bauman, Tanisha Christie, Catherine Galasso, Aya Ogawa, and Mariana Valencia

Saturday | February 10, 2018
Sunday | February 11, 2018

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.

[more information to come]

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[Artist Services Event]

Artist Services Day

Sunday | February 11, 2018
ALL DAY, FREE

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

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[Special Event]

25th Anniversary Artist Services Gala

Sunday, March 25, 2017

@ Roulette Intermedium | 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

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[Curated Event]

Upstart Program

Curated by former BAX Artists In Residence Jillian Peña (2011-13) and Fernando Maneca (2004-06)

Friday | March 16, 2018 @ 8pm
Saturday | March 17, 2018 @ 8pm

Since 2009, the Upstart Program (formally the Upstart Festival) has ushered in fresh talent with an intriguing festival of performances, pre-performance shares, roundtable discussions, and workshops.

The Upstart Festival Program is designed to give creators of dance, theater and performance works, who have no more than three years of experience showing their work in New York City, an opportunity to show work and to facilitate networking opportunities that pave the way for fruitful artistic careers.

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[Artist in Residence Event]

Catherine Galasso | Artist in Residence Show

Friday | April 6, 2018 @ 8pm
Saturday | April 7, 2018 @ 8pm

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[Artist in Residence Event]

Mariana Valencia | Artist in Residence Show

Friday | April 13, 2018
Saturday | April 14, 2018

BAX’s AIR program provides an artistic home for artists to explore new ideas or dive deeper into existing work. From movement and theatrical creations to experimental explorations, BAX AIRs present work in their own full weekend each Spring. Audiences can engage with the AIRs as they share another moment in their artistic journey.

[more information to come]

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[Youth Education Event]

Teen Arts Conference

Saturday | April 21, 2018

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[Artist in Residence Event]

Maria Bauman | Artist in Residence Show

Friday | April 27, 2018
Saturday | April 28, 2018

BAX’s AIR program provides an artistic home for artists to explore new ideas or dive deeper into existing work. From movement and theatrical creations to experimental explorations, BAX AIRs present work in their own full weekend each Spring. Audiences can engage with the AIRs as they share another moment in their artistic journey.

[more information to come]

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[Youth Education Event]

AcroBAX

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Sunday, May 6, 2018

[more information to come]

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[Artist in Residence Event]

Tanisha Christie | Artist in Residence Show

Friday | May 11, 2018
Saturday | May 12, 2018

BAX’s AIR program provides an artistic home for artists to explore new ideas or dive deeper into existing work. From movement and theatrical creations to experimental explorations, BAX AIRs present work in their own full weekend each Spring. Audiences can engage with the AIRs as they share another moment in their artistic journey.

[more information to come]

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[Youth Education Event]

Dance Performance Workshop III

Friday | May 18, 2018
Saturday | May 19, 2018

[more information to come]

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[Youth Education Event]

Dance Performance Workshop I/II

Friday | June 1, 2018
Saturday | June 2, 2018

This culminating performance features student and director choreography. These 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.

[more information to come]

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[Youth Education Event]

Spring Student Concerts

Saturday | June 9, 2018 | All Day
Sunday | June 10, 2018 | All Day

At the end of the Spring term, student concerts showcase original class work in the BAX Theater. These concerts serve as an exciting and important opportunity for all  student/artists to experience being on stage and practice the art of performance.

[more information to come]

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[Artist in Residence Event]

Aya Ogawa | Artist in Residence Show

Friday | June 15, 2018
Saturday | June 16, 2018

BAX’s AIR program provides an artistic home for artists to explore new ideas or dive deeper into existing work. From movement and theatrical creations to experimental explorations, BAX AIRs present work in their own full weekend each Spring. Audiences can engage with the AIRs as they share another moment in their artistic journey.

[more information to come]

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[Artist in Residence Event]

luciana achugar | Artist in Residence Show

Friday | June 22, 2018
Saturday | June 23, 2018

BAX’s AIR program provides an artistic home for artists to explore new ideas or dive deeper into existing work. From movement and theatrical creations to experimental explorations, BAX AIRs present work in their own full weekend each Spring. Audiences can engage with the AIRs as they share another moment in their artistic journey.

[more information to come]

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[Youth Education Event]

Fall Youth Education Open House

Saturday | September 9 @ 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.

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[Special Event]

BAX Super Stoop Sale

Saturday | October 14 @ 11am-5pm

3rd Street (near corner 6th ave), Park Slope, Brooklyn

Join BAX for our Super Stoop Sale. Proceeds will be used to support BAX education and artist services programs.

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[Curated Event]

BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange Presents A Helix Queer Performance Network Event

SUBMERGE 2017: Break Time

Curated by Ali Rosa-Salas
Presented by BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange and The Helix Queer Performance Network
Hosted by Minka brooklyn

With bklyn boihood, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Taja Cheek, Jonathan Gonzalez, LifeCycle Biking, Natalie Sablon, and MINKA brooklyn

Thursday, November  2- Sunday, November 6

We are concerned with the expectation to bounce back, the practice of checking in, the call to take care.
How do you sound when you break?
What does it feel like to pay grief its rightful dues?
We want to know how you are doing.

Break Time brings together healing practitioners, musicians, visual and movement-based artists in a network of support and contemplation around grief. A transformative process that we all inevitably encounter, grief breaks and makes conceptions of our very being and the sensorial phenomena of time, memory and permanence. Break Time proposes that healing is an interdependent practice, and that no loss is too small to mourn.

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[Special Event]

BAX’s Bodywork Sampler Day

Sunday | November 12 | All Day

The day celebrates and brings attention to the wide array of bodywork forms and practitioners that exist in our community, while also serving as a fundraiser for BAX’s programs & services. Our goal is to offer a large range of bodywork forms for people to experience.

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[Artist in Residence Event]

AIR Open Studios 1a

Featuring work by luciana achugar, Tanisha Christie, and Catherine Galasso

@ Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Saturday | November 18, 2017

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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[Artist in Residence Event]

AIR Open Studios 1b

Featuring work by Maria Bauman, Aya Ogawa, and Mariana Valencia

@ Brooklyn Arts Exchange

Sunday | November 19, 2017

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.

[more]

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