SPLIT BILL feat. Tushrik Fredericks & Quaba V. Ernest/Venza Dance
SPLIT BILL #36
March 24 & 25, 2022
106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 Enter on Banker Street
BROOKLYN, NY, January 24, 2022 -- Trisk Presents SPLIT BILL #36 featuring work by Tushrik Fredericks and Quaba V. Ernest / Venza Dance. Our SPLIT BILL program brings together movement-based and performance artists over a two-night series in our Black Box Theater.
Tushrik Frederick’s (territory) of the heart* is a movement solo which listens to the range of the heart as a muscular organ. The organ being the place which is responsible for the amplification of our feelings in response to stimuli or situations. Listening to the heart can guide one to the discovery of the potential that lies within oneself or within humanity while acknowledging that the (territory) is very sensitive and a vast landscape which encompasses everything around us.
*Please note that this piece will use a strobe light and a hazer.
Quaba V. Ernest / Venza Dance will premiere A(VOID), an evening-length work that will journey through the calming experience of sensory deprivation and the gradual loss of sanity that occurs as it is prolonged over time. When we look at things, we judge the context in accordance with our own stereotypes. What do we avoid? The darkness, sobriety, gazes, ourselves, intimate settings, intimacy, patience, honesty...
We hope you’ll join us for an evening of reflection, and introspection.
Proof of vaccination required.
Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door
Purchase tickets and learn more: https://www.triskelionarts.org/split-bill-36-march-2022
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
TUSHRIK FREDERICKS, recipient of the Princess Grace Award in 2021, is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa but is currently living in New York City. Growing up he specifically found himself drawn towards
the style ‘KRUMP‘. He graduated from the Peridance Capezio Center Certificate Program in NYC in June 2015 where he received most of his training. He has had the opportunity to work with Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY (Danielle Agami, Artistic Director) and Sidra Bell Dance New York. He is now working with TRIBE (artistic director/founder Shamel Pitts). Tushrik was an assistant lecturer to Sidra Bell at The University of the Arts Philadelphia for Sophomore students (2016-2018). In May 2021 Tushrik received 3rd prize for dance at the SoloTanz Festival in Stuttgart for his 1st draft of his self choreographed solo ‘(territory) of the heart’ and in November 2021 Tushrik toured to 7 different cities in Germany as part of the SoloTanz Festival with this solo.
TT’s storytelling origins began as a fashion stylist, and in recent years, those narratives have grown to include sonic transmissions as a DJ. The Virginia native is based in New York and draws inspiration from their communities both here and across the globe. Infusing the classic shape shifting sounds of the Midwest with the paradigm shifting sounds of Berlin, Copenhagen, Malmö, and beyond. Their sets will take you on a hard-hitting celestial journey through euphoric melodies, spastic synths, and cunty chants. Uniting rhythmic frequencies of opposing forces, TT’s singular style is much like that of a “Meditating Gunrunner.”
Soundcloud: TT (NYC)
Venza Dance is a project based collective with the mission of exploring live/digital creations that invoke the viewer to further questions. Placing an emphasis on multidisciplinary collaboration it aims to research the endless possibilities of movement, all the forms it exists in, and the countless perspectives to capture it. Using seemingly abstract interpretations the work seeks to turn focus towards often overlooked or internalized feelings of identity, race, culture, isolation, and crisis. Pulling inspiration from my own experience and that of collaborators it aims to give a new perspective on everyday life, our roles within, and constantly evolving culture.
Quaba Venza Ernest born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He began his dance training at Dance Theatre of Harlem under the direction of Arthur Mitchell & Robert Garland. Continuing at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts, and SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance. There he was selected as a recipient of an Adopt-A-Dancer Scholarship and was awarded the 2019 Thayer Fellowship in the Arts for Dance & Choreography. He began his career with Ballet BC for their 2019/2020 season. He has danced in works by Kimberly Bartosik, George Balanchine, Ronald K. Brown, Sidra Bell, Norbert De La Cruz lll, Sharon Eyal, Robert Garland, Johan Inger, Loni Landon, Ana Maria Lucaciu, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite, Jerome Robbins, Ted Shawn, Medhi Walerski and Doug Varone. He has studied at Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Doug Varone & Dancers, Eastman, Jacob’s Pillow, and Springboard Danse Montreal under the direction of Alexandra Wells. Quaba has been featured in the NY Times for performances at BAM Fisher (Watermill by Jerome Robbins) & Jacob’s Pillow (Dance of Ages by Ted Shawn) . He has been featured in HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness, and the NY Times for performances at BAM Fisher & Jacob’s Pillow. His work titled “String Theory” was selected to be a part of the 2019 New Century Dance Festival & his dance film “Astomi” was selected as a winner in the 27th Quinzena de Dança de Almada – International Dance Festival (2019). In 2021 he was one of The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellows at Jacob’s Pillow & was selected as an Early Career Artist for the 12th Annual Making Moves Dance Festival. Quaba began working with Doug Varone and Dancers in 2021.
Originally from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Angel Glasby’s current body of work tackles the significance of the queer experience within marginalized bodies. Their work aims to ignite ideologies that decolonize the psyche. Devoted to examining the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality. You can see this come alive with socially guided groups such as QT art Camp and Whorechata.
Jordan Lang was born and raised in Long Island, New York where he began his dance training at 12 years old. At age 17 Jordan was awarded the New York City Dance Alliance College Scholarship to pursue a ballet concentration at Marymount Manhattan College in 2015. While at Marymount Jordan was a part of the Marymount Manhattan Dance Company 2015-2019 where he performed works by Alexandra Damiani, Adam Baruch, Darell Moultrie, Gabrielle Lamb, Jessica Lang, Jon Ole Olstad, Jo Stromgren, Larry Keigwin, Robert Battle, Trey McIntyre and many more. Jordan attended Springboard Danse Montreal in 2018 and 2019 where he performed works by Alejandro Cerrudo, Marco Goecke and Micaela Taylor. In the summer of 2019 Jordan joined Ballet BC under the direction of Emily Molnar. In his time with Ballet BC Jordan had the honor of performing works by some of the great leaders in contemporary dance including Vancouver native Crystal Pite, later artistic director of Ballet BC Medhi Walerski, Sharon Eyal, Johan Inger, Ohad Naharin and Aszure Barton.
Quaba V. Ernest / Venza Dance. Photo by: Danielle Jené Designs
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