Never Before Never Again - Triskelion Arts' 5th Annual Improvisation Festival
5th Annual Never Before Never Again Improvisation Festival
January 10 – 12*, 17 – 19*, & 24 - 26, 2019 at 8pm
*with additional Open Sessions on January 12 and 19 at 6pm
Triskelion Arts’ Muriel Schulman Theater
106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – Enter on Banker Street
Tickets: $18 in advance | $22 at the door
Guest curated by Rachel Mckinstry & Friends, Never Before Never Again is a series of performances and events dedicated to improvisation. Our goal is to bring together improvisation-based performance artists, to cross-pollinate communities, and to highlight the varied possibilities and styles of improvisation. This festival presents artists who chase the surprises and invitations that come along with improvising for an audience and who approach performance as an experiment rather than a pre-determined idea. This is an opportunity for viewer and performer to raise questions, eliminate the tight grip of expectation, and replace it with freedom, risk, and communication. This year's festival will feature three weeks of performances including works by The Lovelies, Site Project, Hannah Wendel & Artists, Sarah Chien, Nicole Wolcott & Guests, and azumi O E + Sean Ali + Carlo Costa. Never Before Never Again will also offer a variety of workshops hosted by our festival artists. The workshops are designed to expand our investigation and understanding of improvisational forms. Workshops are open to ALL movers, shakers, and magic makers. All workshops will take place in Triskelion Arts' Muriel Schulman Theater.
WORKSHOP: Sat, January 5 | 1-4pm FREE! - spacejam hosted by hannah wendel with live music by ryan wolfe
WORKSHOP: Mon, January 7 - Fri, January 11 | 2-4pm - Contemporary Cypher hosted by Elia Mrak, $20 drop-in per class / $90 all 5 days
PERFORMANCE: Thurs, January 10 at 8pm: Diana (Sans Limites) + Henry Chenevert / The Produce Aisle / Stephanie Saywell & Helen Wicks / zaybra / azumi O E + Sean Ali + Carlo Costa / Hannah Wendel & Artists
PERFORMANCE: Fri, January 11 at 8pm: azumi O E + Sean Ali + Carlo Costa / Hannah Wendel & Artists
OPEN SESSION: Sat, January 12 at 6pm: Headlining Festival Artists & Friends along with Jason Mears (saxophone), Matteo Liberatore (guitars), and Andy Dickerson (lighting) come together to create an improvised piece. It’s an open session, an experiment; a laboratory; an invitation for viewer and performer.
PERFORMANCE: Sat, January 12 at 8pm: azumi O E + Sean Ali + Carlo Costa / Hannah Wendel & Artists
PERFORMANCE: Thurs, January 17 at 8pm: Luther Bangert / Patrick Ferreri / indecisiveProductions / Singer Joy / Nicole Wolcott & Guests / Sarah Chien
PERFORMANCE: Fri, January 18 at 8pm: Nicole Wolcott & Guests / Sarah Chien
OPEN SESSION: Sat, January 19 at 6pm: Headlining Festival Artists & Friends along with Jason Mears (saxophone), Matteo Liberatore (guitars), and Andy Dickerson (lighting) come together to create an improvised piece. It’s an open session, an experiment; a laboratory; an invitation for viewer and performer.
PERFORMANCE: Sat, January 19 at 8pm: Nicole Wolcott & Guests / Sarah Chien
WORKSHOP: Sun, January 20 | 12-2pm FREE! - BE MOVED TO EMBODY DEMOCRACY hosted by The Lovelies
PERFORMANCE: Thurs, January 24 at 8pm: G^2 / BREAKTIME / Laurel Synder / The Lovelies / Site Project
PERFORMANCE: Fri, January 25 at 8pm: The Lovelies / Site Project
PERFORMANCE: Sat, January 26 at 8pm: The Lovelies / Site Project
WORKSHOP: Sun, January 27 | 2-4pm FREE! - Who is this body? hosted by Laurel Snyder
Please see www.triskelionarts.org/never-before-never-again for more information about the festival workshops and additional artists.
Image: Site Project by Sam Polcer.
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