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“CHASE: What Matters Most?” – Animals Performance Group @ Dixon Place

CHASE: What Matters Most?

Six low-level employees of an anonymous bank, all of whom are named Chase, refuse to take the apocalypse seriously. Each of them on their own metaphysical journey, they intersect to share their findings. Studying nightmares, foreign wars, corporate personhood, climate change, epidemics, environmental catastrophes, loneliness, the singularity & other harbingers of doom, the six Chases try and fail to behold the world’s terrible face, unmasked. (From the show description)

Photographs from the dress/tech rehearsal. 

Mike Mikos directs the actors during the dress/tech rech.Mike Mikos directs the actors during the dress/tech rehearsal.

2015.10.09_Animals.014Jase (Nikki Calonge) defends the bank from possible intruders.

2015.10.09_Animals.051Jasse (Zoe Geltman), Jazz(Brighid Greene) and Jase (Nikki Calonge) do their morning calisthenics.

2015.10.09_Animals.054Chazz (Akira Fukui) warming up.

2015.10.09_Animals.055Jasse (Zoe Geltman) training Jesse (Nikaury Rodriquez).

2015.10.09_Animals.081Jazz (Brighid Greene) thinking about her life.

2015.10.09_Animals.090Jasse (Zoe Geltman) working on her model.

2015.10.09_Animals.161Chazz (Akira Fukui) inspires the team.

2015.10.09_Animals.131A stranger tells her story. (Nikaury Rodriguez, Nikki Calonge, Eva Peskin, Akira Fukui, Brighid Greene)

Performers: nikki calonge, akira fukui, zoë geltman, brighid greene, eva peskin, nikaury rodriguez

STAGE MANAGER
eh-den perlove

PRODUCER
eric shethar

LIGHTING DESIGNER
michael mcgee

SET DESIGN
blake palmer

COSTUME DESIGN
bobby andres

ASSOC. COSTUME DESIGNER
rosie rittenberry

MODEL DESIGNER
janet o’sullivan

PROP HACKER
ben gullard

SONGS
eva peskin

REHEARSAL ASSISTANT
stephanie saywell

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THE ANIMALS PERFORMANCE GROUP

A wildly hybrid performance ensemble, ANIMALS are known for their edgy and hilarious use of performance, dance, video, puppetry, crafted objects & interactive media to serve elements of surprise, cultural exchange and irreverence to create moment that question the flexibility of the world and the nature of humans through instinct, ability and play. The group core members are  Nikki Calonge, Michael De Angelis and Mike Mikos. Their work has been performed at the Bushwick Starr, Invisible Dog, Dixon Place, JACK, Three Legged Dog Art and Technology Center and Incubator Arts Project.

In 2013, they were the first recipients of Dixon Place’s annual

Tom Murrin Performance Award.

FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS, Oct 16, 17,23,24,30,31 @7:30pm

TICKETS HERE!

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Celebrating Dixon Place – An Online Gallery of photographs by Jim R. Moore

Theatre The’s production of “Radio Purgatory” Oct. 2010

Radio Purgatory at Dixon Place 2010The Dame (Jenny Lee Mitchell) leaning over the typewriter shares with us the goods!

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Sinatra Simulcra – Starring Jonny Cigar – April, 2011

Jony Cigar at Dixon PlaceJonny Cigar getting emotional during his rendition of  “That’s Life.”

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Glen Heroy as Elton John at Jim Moore’s ‘Dyslexic 56th B’day Party – May 2011

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MAC WELLMAN’S NEW PLAY – “3 2’S; OR AFAR” Oct. 2011

Mac Wellman's Play at Dixon PlaceJocelyn Kuritsky gets wrapped up in the sofa by the Something/Nothing characters.

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THE SECRET DEATH OF PUPPETS BY SIBYL KEMPSON Nov.2011

Secret Death of Puppets @ Dixon PlaceThe secret life of puppets. Suzanne Davies and Julia May Jonas.

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THE BINDLESTIFF OPEN STAGE VARIETY SHOW

Jan 2012

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 4.42.38 PM Keith Nelson attempts to catch 2 spoons in the cups while keeping his plates spinning.

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Keith Nelson keeps his 4 plates spinning and next month will add more.

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MR. AVINER’S VARIETY HOUR – April 2012

Karianne Hayes at Dixon Place.Currently in her second year at Ecole de Cirque de Quebec, Karianne Hayes has amazing promise for the future.

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CORN MO – THELOWEREASTSIDEMUSICFESTIVAL

August 2012

Corn Mo at Dixon PlaceCorn Mo sings an original ‘heavy metal’ song about a Hava Nagela Monster. 

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“NO HOLDS BARRED VARIETY NIGHT” – Sept 2012.

Jason Mejias performs ‘How it Ends’ aerial piece. Jason Mejias performs ‘How it Ends’ aerial piece.

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“RUFF” – PEGGY SHAW SOLO

PART OF THE PS122 COIL FESTIVAL

Jan. 2013

Peggy Shaw in "Ruff" at Dixon PlacePeggy Shaw explains the different ways to tell if you are having a stroke.

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‘THE PENALTY’ – 1920 BOOK ADAPTED TO THE STAGE BY CLAY MCLEOD CHAPMAN FOR APOTHETAE THEATER COMPANY

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 10.21.29 PMGregg Mozgala ‘begs’ the public as the character Blizzard in The Penalty.

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NANCY GILES

“THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF THE ACCIDENTAL PUNDETTE”

Nancy Giles at Dixon PlaceTalking about life experience and the political scene.

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“THE NON-DENOMINATIONAL, NON-SECTARIAN, NON-PARTISAN, HOLIDAY SPECTACLE”

December 2013

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 5.21.10 PMKenny Mellman opened the evening’s festivities with a wonderful song.

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 10.59.11 PMJoseph Keckler with some stories and songs.

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 11.00.18 PM Erin Markey with another character and song.

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“THE BARONESS IS THE FUTURE”

THE ANIMALS PERFORMANCE GROUP

Jan. 2014

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 11.01.15 PMMadison Krekel flings up her arms in a passionate moment in front of the Baroness.

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 11.00.58 PMLinda Mancini as The Baroness with dancers behind her.

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KEVIN AUGUSTINE’S LONE WOLF TRIBE

HOBO GRUNT CYCLE

Feb. 2014

Kevin Augustine in Hobo Grunt Cycle at Dixon PlaceThere are many emotional moments in this play and wonderful acting by Kevin Augustine and his cast or actor/puppeteers.

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BINDLESTIFF OPEN STAGE VARIETY REVUE

April 2014

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 10.37.53 PMKeith Nelson balances all these glasses on top of one another.

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JIM TURNER – ‘The Now and Low: Misadventures of the Glucose Highway”

August 2014

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 6.19.52 PMIn this work he delivered an informative, hysterical rant on his 44 years of Diabetes.

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28TH ANNIVERSARY – DONOR DINNER – SEPT 15TH, 2014

Stew performing at Dixon Place.Award winning composer and writer STEW performed a few songs from his career.

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DIXON PLACE – A WONDERFUL PLACE TO SEE ART, THEATER, POETRY, CIRCUS, AERIAL, ETC.

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 6.08.39 PMThis is Dixon Place in 1989. A small store front on East 1st that was home to many performers and writers.

Tom Murrin and Jim Tuner at Dixon Place in 1989.Two of Dixon Place’s regular performers were Tom Murrin (Alien Comic) and Jim Turner in 1989.

Screen Shot 2015-01-01 at 6.10.24 PMAnd the new DIXON PLACE is so lovely. Located at 161 Chrystie St. in Lower Manhattan. Theater, Bar and Cabaret. Come visit!

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Dixon Place – A Wonderful Place to see Art, Theater, Poetry, Circus, Aerial, etc.

DixonPlace6This is Dixon Place in 1989. A small store front on East 1st that was home to many performers and writers.

Tom Murrin and Jim TurnerTwo of Dixon Place’s regular performers were Tom Murrin (Alien Comic) and Jim Turner in 1989.

Jim Turner performing at Dixon Place in 1989.Jim Turner performing at Dixon Place in 1989.

Rae C Wright at Dixon PlaceRae C Wright performing at a Benefit for Dixon Place at DTW in 1989.

Reno at Dixon PlacePolitical comic and all around hysterical social commentator RENO at the Benefit for Dixon Place at DTW in 1989.

Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 5.58.43 PMAnd the new DIXON PLACE is so lovely. Located at 161 Chrystie St. in Lower Manhattan. Theater, Bar and Cabaret. Come visit!

Kevin Augustine at Dixon PlaceKevin Augustine performing in his original piece “Hobo Grunt Cycle” at Dixon Place this past Feb. This piece was a commission by Dixon Place.

Screen Shot 2014-08-12 at 6.06.49 PMAmazing juggler Sean Blue performing at the “No Holds Barred” Variety Show at Dixon Place in June 2013.

The Animals Performance group at Dixon Place

A visual/poem performance piece dedicated to the art/words of Dadaist Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven performed by Animals Performance Group.

Gregg Mozgala performing at Dixon Place.Gregg Mozgala performing in an original adaptation of “THE PENALTY” by Clay Mcleod Chapman. Commissioned by Dixon Place.

Keith Nelson of Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety ShowAnd Keith Nelson of Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show that happens the first Monday of every Month at Dixon Place.

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FOR INFORMATION ON DIXON PLACE CLICK HERE.

Dixon Place, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1986 to provide a space for literary and performing artists to create and develop new works in front of a live audience. Our mission to support and nurture the development of new work and work in progress  from diverse artists and to build new audiences for the work.

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“The Baroness is the Future” – The Animals Performance Group @ Dixon Place

Tom Murrin Performance Award Winners THE ANIMALS PERFORMANCE GROUP is presenting

“The Baroness is the Future”

A visual/poem performance piece dedicated to the art/words of Dadaist Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.

Mesmerizing, hypnotic and delightful dance/word/projection work.

Here are some images from the piece

Baroness is the Future are Dixon Place

Linda Mancini as The Baroness with dancers behind her.

Lucy Kaminsky in The Baroness is The FutureLucy Kaminsky performing in “The Baroness is the Future”.

Brighid Greene performing in The Baroness is the FutureBrighid Greene convulses in a pool of her own hair meditating on the Baroness’s words.

Madison Krekel flings up her arms in a passionate moment in front of the Baroness looking on.Madison Krekel flings up her arms in a passionate moment in front of the Baroness.

The Baroness is the Future at Dixon PlaceThe panel of woman discuss the many aspects of ‘fund raising, insurance, salary’ in the arts today!

The Baroness is the Future at Dixon PlaceLinda Mancini as ‘The Baroness’ with cast behind her collapsed over the divider.

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Performers include: Brighid Greene, Lucy Kaminsky, Madison Krekel, Linda Mancini, Eva Peskin and Nikki Calonge.

Costume design: Wendy Yang Bailey

Lighting Design: Joe Cantalupo

Scenic Design: Joel V. Melton

Stage Manager: Jamie McGonagill

Produced by: Ben Gansky

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For more information on the Animals Performance work go here

ANIMALS performance group are Nikki Calonge, Michael De Angelis and Mike Mikos.

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For TICKETS and more information about the show go here.

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Vaudevisuals interview with performance group – ANIMALS – “The Baroness is the Future”

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Vaudevisuals interview with ANIMALS group (Mike Mikos, Michael De Angelis, Nikki Calonge} talking about their upcoming show "The Baroness is the Future".
Based on the poems, biography and art work of misplaced/forgotten dadaist Baroness von Freytag-Loringhoven.
Upcoming performances at Dixon Place beginning Jan 23rd through the 25th at 7:30pm (Jan 12th @2pm)
For tickets go to here:
http://dixonplace.org

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2013 – Highlights of the Year

Below is a list of ‘Highlights’ from the 2013 posts.

The categories are all here. Vaudevisuals Interviews, Clown UnMask, Performance documentation, Silent Movies etc.

November 2013 marked the 4th Year Anniversary of Vaudevisuals.com. Looking forward to what 2014 will bring!

 

Tammy Faye Starlite @ Joe’s Pub

 Circus Panel Discussion – From Egypt to Eloise @ La Maison Francaise.

Vaudevisuals Interview with Glen Heroy – Talking about Santa

Vaudevisuals Interview with Phoebe Legere

Vaudevisuals Interview with storyteller Slash Coleman

1922 Max Fleischer Animation – Koko Bubbles

Vaudevisuals Interview with Ryan Landry – The Gold Dust Orphans

 Vaudevisuals Interview with Bushwick Starr Artistic Director – Noel Allain

 ‘tinydangerousfun’ at Cloud City

 Vaudevisuals Interview with Jeff Wirth – Interactive Acting

 Scandinavian Clown group ‘Member of our Limbs’ performs at Amuse Bouche

 ‘The Sister Rosettas’ perform at IRT Theater

 Vaudevisuals interview with Celebration Barn board member Fritz Grobe

 Vaudevisuals interview with Hilary Chaplain

 Vaudevisuals interview with actor Jeremy Crutchley and director Geoffrey Hyland

 Vaudevisuals interview with Josh Luxenberg – Co-founder of The Tank

Vaudevisuals Interview with Steven Samuels – ‘Magnetic Field Theater Company’

Kinematik Dance Company performs at The Fringe Festival

Vaudevisuals Interview with Lone Wolf Tribe Artistic Director Kevin Augustine

Vaudevisuals interview with Svea Schnider – Kinematik Dance Company

Vaudevisuals interview with ‘La Piara’ – Mexico City based Clown Troupe

Vaudevisuals Interview with Ben Model – Ernie Kovacs DVD Curator

Alfred Hitchcock’s films BLACKMAIL and EASY VIRTUE.

Vaudevisuals Interview with Clay McCleod Chapman

Charlie Chaplin’s first silent film “Making a Living”.

“Juggle This” – Miller Theater @ Columbia University

Vaudevisuals Interview with Gregg Mozgala – Apothetae Theater Company

“Strange for Hire” at Times Scare with Todd Robbins

Kawana Trio – Foot Jugglers circa 1919.

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Tom Murrin Performance Awards @ Dixon Place

The Clown Un_Mask – Didi Sanchezco from Mexico

Vaudevisuals interview with Rob Drummond – Bullet Catch @ 59E59 Theaters

PS122 ‘Avant-Garde-Arama’ at Abrons Arts Center

Pierre Etaix films @ Film Forum

Vaudephone – Michael Townsend Wright performing ‘Smith and Dale’.

Vaudevisuals interview with Kendall Cornell – Oil of Ole’.

The Clown Un_Mask – Avner the Eccentric

Vaudevisuals interview with Armitage Shanks

Bill Irwin and David Shiner in “Old Hats” at Signature Theater

Marcel Marceau teaches at City Center – June 1999

Vaudevisuals interview with performance group ANIMALS.

Vaudevisuals interview with magician Albert Cadabra

PS 122 – COIL FESTIVAL – The Curator’s Piece -Video excerpt

Vaudevisuals interview with Nancy Giles

Peggy Shaw solo performance at Dixon Place – “RUFF”…

The Big Apple Circus _ LEGENDARIUM _ Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

 

 

 

 

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The Tom Murrin Performance Award @ Dixon Place – April 25th, 2013 – Award Winners “ANIMALS”

A great night for all those that attended.

The Tommy Award has been established to honor Tom Murrin’s life & work by offering a transformative career opportunity to an outstanding artist or company.

Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement supplied the rockin music for the evening.Uncle Jimmy’s Dirty Basement supplied the rockin music for the evening.

Performanz artist Pat Oleszko host the toast to Tom Murrin

Performanz artist Pat Oleszko host the toast to Tom Murrin.

Dixon Place founder and Artistic director opens the night with a nice talk about Tom.

Dixon Place founder and Artistic director Ellie Covan opens the night with a nice talk about Tom.

Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz add spice to the evening's festivities.

Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz add spice to the evening’s festivities.

Patricia Sullivan talks about her first meeting Tom.

Patricia Sullivan talks about her first meeting Tom.

Tommy Award Winning group ANIMALS video is projected.

Tommy Award Winning group ANIMALS video is projected.

The audience at the event was there when I took this picture.

Ellie Covan introduced me and I got up and took this photograph of the audience.

Pat Oleszko talks about the award she designed for the event.

Pat Oleszko talks about the award she designed for the event.

Jo Andres and Steve Buscemi present the award to ANIMALS.

Jo Andres and Steve Buscemi present the award to ANIMALS.

ANIMALS performance group.

ANIMALS performance group. (l. to r. Michael De Angelis, Nikki Calonge, and Mike Mikos)

Elated ANIMALS group.

Elated about this TOMMY award the ANIMALS group express it.

Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement

Uncle Jimmy’s Dirty Basement finishes the night off.

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Video interview with ANIMALS on Vaudevisuals here.

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Panelist for the 1st Annual Tommy Award:

Noel Allain (Bushwick Starr)

Arthur Aviles (Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance)

Michael Cross Burke (Trinity/LaMama)

Ellie Covan (Dixon Place)

Katy Einerson (Dixon Place)

James Godwin (Performance Artist)

Jeffrey Jones (Little Theatre)

Salley May (Performance Artist

Nicky Paraiso (La Mama)

Samara Naeymi (Incubator Arts Project)

Brian Rodgers (The Chocolate Factory)

Lucy Sexton (Performer, Producer, Director)

Patricia Sullivan (Photographer & Tom’s wife)

Marya Warshaw (Brooklyn Arts Exchange)

Martha Wilson (Franklin Furnace)

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Vaudevisuals Interview with ‘Tommy Award’ winning performance group ANIMALS

Sitting in the Dixon Place theater interviewing the "Tommy Award" winning performance trio ANIMALS about their work and how they met. Great fun!
ANIMALS is Nikki Calonge, Michael De Angelis and Mike Mikos. Their work includes dance, video, puppetry and crafted objects to serve elements of surprise, cultural exchange and irreverence to create moments that question the flexibility of the world and the nature of humans through instinct, ability and play. ANIMALS has performed at the Bushwick Starr, Invisible Dog, Dixon Place, Three-Legged Dog Art and Technology Center and Incubator Arts Project.
Interview shot by Jim Moore at Dixon Place, NYC.
Interview originally posted at:
https://vaudevisuals.com
For more information on ANIMALS:
http://www.bearelephantibex.com/
For information on THE TOMMY AWARDS:
http://bit.ly/XpPE7G