9BC performance is a network fostering artistic collaboration in the East Village.
For Saturday October 6th: Partial Architecture
“Partial Architecture” is 9BC’s first event focusing on the relationship between movement and the urban landscape. The phrase is inspired by the Jewish holiday of Sukkot (in which open dwellings are built) and Vito Acconci’s understanding of architecture as an extension of the active body.
Through contemporary dance works and improvisations we will explore how performance and the built environment mutually complement and define each other. Our community garden site La Plaza Cultural, built with the help of 1970’s land artist Gordon Matta-Clark out of reclaimed urban materials, calls attention to architecture as fundamentally unfinished and open, both to historical change and the aspirations of its ever-shifting inhabitants.
Featured DANCERS and CHOREOGRAPHERS Include:
Jillian Sweeney & Siobhan Burke
Claire Westby & The Redcurrant Collective
Ross Wolfe on Utopian Architectures past.
Ross Martin (garden historian) on the history of La Plaza Cultural
The Bell Cycle ( Isabel Castellvi (Vocals,Cello, Guitar, Sarangi, Sultry, Percussion), Rob Chamberlain (Vocals, Guitar, Drums)
“Partial Architecture” @ La Plaza Cultural is part of the Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens (LUNGS) Harvest Festival, with arts programming in all LES community gardens from October 5th to 7th.)
DINNER and AFTERPARTY at Bar Royale, Avenue C and 10th Street.
Weekend of October 5th, 6th, 7th: Harvest Festival in the Gardens
9BC Performance is excited about the founding of LUNGS: Losaida United Neighborhood Gardens (http://www.lungsnyc.org), which is organizing arts programming in 24 community gardens adjacent to Avenue C this weekend. We’re helping host the opening night party 5 to 9pm Friday evening, October 5 at La Plaza Cultural, Ave C & 9th St. Subsequently we will be producing a day of contemporary dance around the theme of urban space on Saturday, and several theatrical and performance works on Sunday, including Light of Life by William Packard, Query by Bennett Fisher and The Last Generation, a Sound and Performance work by the Beijing-based artist Cheng Ran.
The Festival is free and open to all. Below is a list of participating gardens:
• Dias y Flores 13th St Btwn Aves A & B
• Vamos a Sembrar, Ave B Btwn 12th St & 13th St
• El Sol Brillante 12th St Btwn Aves A & B
• Children’s Garden, 12th St & Ave B
• Campos Gardens, 12th St Btwn Aves B & C
• 11th St Community Garden, 11th St Btwn 1st Ave 7 Ave A
• 11BC Garden, 11th St Btwn Aves B & C
• 9C Garden, Ave C & 9th St
• La Plaza Cultural, Ave C & 9th St
• DeColores Community Garden and Cultural Yard, 8th St Btwn Aves B & C
• Earth People Garden 8th St Btwn Aves b & C
• Green Oasis and Gilbert’s Sculpture Garden, 8th St Btwn Aves C & D
• Sam & Sadie Koenig Garden, 7th St Btwn Aves C & D
• 6B Garden, Ave B & 6th St
• El Jardin del Paraiso, 4th St Btwn Aves C & D
• Parque De Tranquilidad, 4th St Btwn Aves C & D
• Orchard Alley, 4th St Btwn Aves C & D
• Kenkeleba House Garden 2nd St Btwn Aves B & C
• Le Petit Versailles, 2nd St Btwn Aves B & C
• Children’s Magical Garden, Norfolk & Stanton Sts
For Sunday August the 26th: Jubilee, A Festival of New Playwriting
Join us this Sunday at La Plaza Cultural on 9th Street and Avenue C from 2PM to 8PM for a smorgasbord of new writing for performance:
Including featured work by Cameron Stuart, Jessica Rizzo, Danny Bryck (who is performing an excerpt of his documentary play about Occupy Boston, and a translated piece by Berlin-based Wolfram Lotz, the winner of the Kleist Prize for young dramatists.
Also going on:
A demo about what to do in the event of Zombie Apocalypse by a Masters student of Disaster Management (limited number of free Go-Bags to be raffled off in conjunction with this).
Psychedelic Funky Folk
An Afterparty at an LES location to be disclosed at event.
This Sunday, August 12: SATURN (a play about food)
This Sunday at 9BC, join us for an excerpt from SATURN (a play about food), a new play by eco-theater company Superhero Clubhouse.
An allegory riffing on the myth of Kronos, Jack and the Beanstalk, contemporary agricultural science and the alimentary experiences of couples around the age of 30, SATURN will be presented in its entirety at The Wild Project Aug 30-Sep 9. For more information, check out http://superheroclubhouse.org/saturn.html.
OPENERS for SATURN include: SideReal Astrologer on The Mysteries of Saturn, Sam Shaw & Michael Himes of The Regulars with acoustic Americana, and a panel discussion on food and urban farming with Lee Mandell of Boswyck Farms, Emily Francois of Eagle Street Rooftop Farms, Megan McClain, SHC dramaturg, and James Ray, Chef & Nutritionist.
5pm-9pm, rain or shine. Passed appetizers and light buffet dinner provided. $5 suggested entry at the door.
This Sunday from 5-930 PM: In Event of Moon Disaster
The first ever 9BC event! Theme: anxiety/ambition
$5 suggested at the door. No one turned away for lack of cash.
(theatrical headliner by Telephone Bronco Theater Company)
“In Event of Moon Disaster is conceived, developed, and performed by Telephone Bronco founders Jessie Bear and McFeely Sam Goodman. The piece takes its name from a speech written by William Safire to be delivered by Richard Nixon in the event that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were stranded on the moon. The piece will draw on the text of that speech as well as other found and original texts to tell the story of two people traveling abroad at the time of a “moon disaster.”
Buick, a short play by Christopher Compton, Directed by Niccolo Aeed.
Explosion Proof Magazine reading: Richard Prins, Morgan Parker, Maria Jagodka, Iris Cushing.
Rabbi Darkside (rhymes)
Catfox (cabaret by Catrin Lloyd-Bollard)
(other music and dance acts to be announced; free hors d’œuvre service and potluck brought by artists, other food available at minimal cost).
SUMMER JUBILEE 2012: A FEAST OF PLAYS
We are hosting a contest for 10-minute plays, and we want to read your work!
Winning plays will be performed on the evening of August 26th, in our magnificent space in La Plaza Cultural community garden on the corner of 9th Street and Avenue C. Join us for a night of music, revelry, and new work from the area’s most exciting young writers.
First place will also receive a three-course meal for two, prepared and served by our curators in the beautiful garden at 9bc.
We are seeking 10-minute plays that push the boundaries of the form. We ask that your scripts be previously unproduced, though work that has been substantially revised is acceptable. We welcome unfinished scripts, problem scripts, theoretical scripts, reconstructed scripts, panegyrical scripts and satyr plays. We expect that many of you have a crazy 10-minute play hidden in a drawer somewhere – now is your chance to break it out!
Please send submissions by August 7th to 9BCPerformance@gmail.com. Write Jubilee in the subject heading and include your script in the attachment along with a brief cover letter.