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Triskelion Arts Presents... Nadia Tykulsker, Saul Ulerio, and Tyler Ashley

Triskelion Arts Presents... Nadia Tykulsker, Saul Ulerio, and Tyler Ashley


Triskelion Arts


Triskelion Arts' Aldous Theater, 118 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States


Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 8:00pm
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 8:00pm



Triskelion Arts

Triskelion Arts Presents... Nadia Tykulsker, Saul Ulerio, and Tyler Ashley

December 18-19, 2014 at 8pm

at Triskelion Arts' Aldous Theater

118 N. 11th Street, 3rd Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11249

LOCATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Please visit www.triskelionarts.org for location updated info.

TICKETS: $16 | http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/835727


Photos by Catherine Sun, NadiaTykulsker, and Ian Douglass


Choreographers Nadia Tykulsker, Saul Ulerio, and Tyler Ashley present Soft Openings, an evening dedicated to tackling performance as research. Each artist is deeply invested in using the experience of presentation to inform the development of the works being shown. 

Nadia Tykulsker’s newest project, Saw you Yesterday, seeks to tread the line between reality and fantasy in hopes of reinventing the way we function as a community within the structure of “performance.” Saw you Yesterday is about diving in, following tangents, and putting non-sequiturs next to each other. It tries to make sense of where our minds wander and simultaneously accept that perhaps new possibilities exist within a wandering mind—that possibility lies inside of fantasy. The dancers create new bodies, new communities, and new energies before our eyes and are offered up to the audience lovingly on a platter. They will present an intimate look into the performers world as a stepping-stone to the next version of this work. Performed by Katie Dean, Tara Sheena, Brandon Washington, and Aya Wilson. Sound design by Christine Hucal, set design by Hiroko Ishikawa.

Tyler Ashley’s KIDNAP ME investigates providing for an unborn family, answering to hunger of all kinds, and the slutty hustle of a wannabe-star. Bela Tarr’s film “The Turin Horse” and music of the late Julius Eastman serve as inspiration maps for duration, angle, and repetition. Ashley examines the family unit versus personal evolution in control, vulnerability, and desperation. Live drawing in the performance celebrates queer motifs embedded in our bodies and the art, and composes a historical record of the creation process and resulting show. Performed by Tyler Ashley, Arantxa Araujo, Diego Montoya, McSherry, Rakia Seaborn, Shane Shane, and Gillian Walsh.

In Saúl Ulerio’s preparatory exercise no.10: nodancer aka. a dance for the hour of wolf, Ulerio continues his explorations in the intersection of Wagnerian ideals and Ingmar Bergman’s dramatic humanism. After a year of residency at New York Live Arts, this dance emerges from the tonality of aloneness, pain, folklore and repetition, while aims to evoke questions around expressionistic ideals and tamed queering. Natasha Heggen will join Ulerio in this last preparatory exercise. Performed by Natasha Heggem and Saúl Ulerio.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


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