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Vaudevisuals interview with Theodora Skipitares +

I met up with puppeteer/director/creator Theodora Skipitares whose new show “The Transfiguration of Benjamin Banneker” opened at LaMama ETC on Jan. 23rd, 2020. I also interview the composer LaFrae Sci and the Choreographer Edisa Weeks.

From the ‘press release: a multi-disciplinary spectacle with a marching band, dancers, 12-foot puppets, shadow puppetry and moving projection screens. The band is an award-winning group, the Soul Tigers, young men and women who attend Benjamin Banneker High School in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Also featured are the Banneker Dancers.

For more information/tickets

Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street

Thursday to Saturday at 7 PM; Sunday at 3 PM

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Vaudevisuals interview – “Mother Africa”

Vaudevisuals interview with ‘Mother Africa’.

Mother Africa

Comedian Matt Roper interviews ‘Mother Africa’ vocalist backstage

Do you miss the Big Apple Circus? Well head on over to the New Victory Theater for this amazingly uplifting circus show from Africa.

Here is a visual sample of what to expect. I loved the show!

Stills from today’s show!

2016-12-08mothera_09Rola Bola act was incredible! His balancing skills were great.

Mother Africa at New VictoryThe cast was energetic and positive throughout the entire show!

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Here is the show description from The New Victory:

This holiday season, experience the joyous spirit abundant in MOTHER AFRICA: MY HOME, a circus spectacular set in Cape Town’s largest township, Khayelitsha. Daring acrobats, jubilant dancers and mind-bending contortionists fill the New Victory stage when the sensational Drama Desk-nominated Circus der Sinne (Mother Africa, New Vic 2013) returns to NYC with electrifying live music and feats of extraordinary strength and dazzling skill. With performers representing African nations from Tanzania, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, to South Africa and Ivory Coast, this radiantly rhythmic production exudes a palpable zest for life that will have the whole family on the edge of their seats—or, better yet, dancing in the aisles!

“Exuberant, high-energy entertainment.”The New York Times

I suggest you go see this show. It really is life changing experience.

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For more information and/or tickets go HERE!

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The Mineralogy of Objects – at Danspace Project – St. Mark’s Church


The Mineralogy of Objects

DANSPACE PROJECT at St. Mark’s Church

131 East 10th St. NY, NY 10003
Tickets $20 / $15 member price

Thursday, January 14th 9 pm
Friday, January 15th 7 pm
Saturday, January 16th 9 pm

Taking its namesake from Variétés de Minéralogie Object (1939), a shadow box by artist Joseph Cornell, The Mineralogy of Objects finds inspiration in Cornell’s repetition and transformation of a female silhouette to create vigorous exercise – a quartet of dancers pushed and pulled by one another, undeniably connected.

We are a unison machine, a string of beads, an energetic force rejecting our objectification in the refusal to stay still.” – Laurie b

Created and performed by Jodi BenderLaurie BergBessie McDonough-Thayer, and Jillian Sweeney with sound by Karl Scholz and lighting by Carol Mullins.

I am excited to share this week at Danspace Project with choreographer Keely Garfield! You can come for a doubleheader each evening and see both works.






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