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Saturday, September 8

8pm Doors
8:30pm Performances
*pie & wine all night

16 St. Francis Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11216

Tickets at door: $10

Pies by Amity Jones & Aakash Mittal

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Improvisation

by Aakash Mittal & Tatyana Tenenbaum

Hailed as “A fiery alto saxophonist and prolific composer” by the Star Tribune (Minneapolis), Aakash Mittal is sculpting a dynamic voice that mines the intersection of improvisation, composition, sonified movement, and noise. Mittal’s work explores universal designs while being rooted in both South Asian and American musical traditions. His latest project is a series of nocturnes written for his Awaz Trio that abstract and deconstruct five Hindustani evening and night ragas. www.aakashmittal.com 

Tatyana Tenenbaum creates action through voice and body. She is increasingly interested in channeling ancestral knowledge--rhythm, timbre, and story, through her bones and fascia. She regularly collaborates with Emily Moore, Marisa Clementi, Jules Skloot and Pareena Lim. They are cooking up something new this fall. Thanks to Aakash for this invitation to improvise lineages together. www.tatyanatenenbaum.com

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Performed by Leslie Cuyjet

Leslie Cuyjet is a dance artist living in Brooklyn. She has collaborated with many artist in and around New York since 2004 and is a 2017 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence.

@el_cuyjet

 

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Performed by Alice Ashton

Alice Ashton is a dance artist and painter based in a bucket of subshrub. Her current work is formed by questions surrounding delight, anthropomorphism, and hierarchy within and across categories of the animal queendom. www.alicegwenashton.com

@alicegwen

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Readings from FAT and other stories

By Ishmael Houston-Jones

Ishmael Houston‐Jones is an author, performer, teacher, curator as well as a three-time New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award-winning choreographer. His first book, FAT and other stories, was published in June by Yonkers International Press. Houston-Jones' essays, fiction, interviews, and performance texts have been anthologized in the books: Dance- Documents of Contemporary Art (Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press, 2012); Writers Who Love Too Much- new narrative 1977 – 1997 (Nightboat Books, 2017); Conversations on Art and Performance (Johns Hopkins, 1999); Footnotes: Six Choreographers Inscribe the Page (G+B Arts, 1998); Aroused, A Collection of Erotic Writing (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2001); Best Gay Erotica 2000 (Cleis Press, 2000); Best American Gay Fiction, volume 2 (Little Brown, 1997). His work has also been published in the magazines: PAJ, Movement Research Journal; Contact Quarterly; Porn Free and others. www.ishmaelhouston-jones.com/written-work/

Photo: Eric McNatt

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You Are What You Eat and I'm Hungry

By Liz Charky

Performed by Arti Gollapudi, Amanda Liu, and stevie may

Liz Charky is a film and performance maker. She directs short films, music videos, and live dance-theater projects. In recent years, her work has been presented by AUNTS at Superchief Gallery, Tight 5 at HOWL! Happening, 6BASE, Bowery Poetry Club, Dixon Place, Chez Bushwick, Movement Research at Judson Church, YoungArts (Baryshnikov Arts Center), and Green Space (Long Island City). Recent and ongoing collaborations include performing with Cortney Andrews, Kim Brandt, Ayano Elson, Alexandra Pinel, and shooting and assistant directing for Yara Travieso and Maxi Cohen. www.lizcharky.com

@lizcharky

 

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