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The Summer Shake-Up at Triskelion Arts

The Summer Shake-Up at Triskelion Arts


Triskelion Arts


Triskelion Arts Center
Brooklyn, NY


Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 7:30pm



Triskelion Arts

The Summer Shake-Up


Lyfty Sirena and Company, Angelica Vessella, Nattie Trogdon & Hollis Bartlett,
MADArt Creative, Matthew Westerby Company, Sean Thomas Boyt, and Grain and Salt

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:30pm

Triskelion Arts’ Muriel Schulman Theater

106 Calyer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 – Enter on Banker Street


Brooklyn, NY – Triskelion Arts is thrilled to offer our third annual summer series, the Summer Shake-Up, in the Muriel Schulman Theater, featuring a slew of terrific artists with wide-ranging aesthetics.

The August 24th Program includes Lyfty Sirena and Company, Angelica Vessella, Nattie Trogdon & Hollis Bartlett, MADArt Creative, Matthew Westerby Company, Sean Thomas Boyt, and Grain and Salt.



Grain and Salt is proud to present A Dazzle of Zebras (excerpt), a satirical work commentating on social trends, sprinkled with honest human interaction, and glittering with the groove of disco. An amalgamation of small vignettes explores, captures, embodies, and escapes social climates, pressures, and fads through storytelling, improvisation, dance theatre, and karaoke.

Sean Thomas Boyt premieres Boundary Renders, a solo studying dance's place as a durational and spacial artform. This new work is performed in silence and features video projection and a custom-designed set evoking grids, webs, and magic circles. The self-choreographed solo plays with the ephemeral and parallel natures of performance and life. 

Lyfty Sirena and Company presents Blue Sky Dance, a trio inspired by Mexican folk art, the crossroads between the living and the deceased, celebration of the divine feminine aspect, and healing rituals surrounding the water of our planet Earth. In this presentation of divine dance, bodies become a living channel for healing energy to the Earth herself, the members of the audience, and any interdimensional entities involved. Utilizing an original soundscore, as well as vibrant use of stage props, the company seeks to draw the audience into a living portal that connects the future with the past.

MADArt Creative's Drones, The Peaceful Kind is an excerpt of The Inner Reaches - a multiyear dance project that explores how scientific communities have come to understand our quantum universe. Drones is built upon early quantum theories, specifically Bohr's planetary model of an atom. With choreography by Lauren Camp, music by Ben Brody’s ensemble FLOW STATE and costumes by Maria Ozmen, MADArt Creative sets the stage for our departure into a non-intuitive inner realm.

We Need to Talk About She explores the roles of gender and gender inequality in our society. Choreographers Hollis Bartlett and Nattie Trogdon ask the questions: How can we be feminist and equals? How can we support each other while putting our needs first? How do women handle the sexism in society? 

Matthew Westerby Company performs Duet X, a powerful piece looking at the psychological balance of power between two male dancers, using ideas of dominance and manipulation. The work is characterized by Westerby’s athletic movement style with music composed by Bryan Senti.

2 chicks, dope, and a Kat is a light-hearted, modern-jazz trio by choreographer Angelica Vessella with original music by musician Greg Abate. The piece explores and pokes fun at the jazz club scene from days past. The work is a glance at a time when a jazz club audience was just as much a part of the "show" as the musicians. 


Tickets: $16 in advance, $20 at the door

Purchase at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/summer-shake-up-at-triskelion-arts-tickets-23481067505


Pictured: Nattie Trogdon & Hollis Bartlett. Photo by Andrew Masi.


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