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‘now my hand is ready for my heart: intimate histories’

Written and performed by Nicky Paraiso

Directed by John Jesurun

‘now my hand is ready for my heart: intimate histories’ is the newest work from Nicky Paraiso, an award-winning 40-year veteran of the New York City performance community. In a deep exploration of an artist’s life, Paraiso investigates aging, identity, sexuality, class and race. Directed by MacArthur Fellow John Jesurun, this world premiere is a multi-disciplinary celebration of an artistic community as it grows older and continues to make work, both individually and with each other. Paraiso is joined by choreographer / dancers Irene Hultman, Jon Kinzel, Vicky Shick, and Paz Tanjuaquio in performance and as collaborators.

March 22nd thru April 7th, 2019

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“Spingtime in Nickyland” – The Club at LaMama – April 2015

SPRINGTIME IN NICKYLAND

Dedicated to Judith Malina (1926-2015) and Julie Wilson (1924-2015)

This show is curated and hosted by Nicky Paraiso

Special Guest MC was Pearse Redmond

The cast of character lineup for this show was terrific. Many downtown luminaries and friends.Pearce Redmond introduces the ShowPearse Redmond was the ‘Special Guest MC’ and introduced Nicky Paraiso

Nicky Paraiso starts the show with a song.Host Nicky Paraiso starts the show off with a zealous rendition of the song “You’re A Big Girl Now”.

2015.04.11_NickyP.087Salley May performed a new piece with a back up dance ensemble.

2015.04.11_NickyP.105Salley May and her dance ensemble. Jennifer Miller, Mike Iveson Jr, Cathy Weis, Annie Lanzillotto, Simba Yangala (not in that order)

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Heather Litteer performing at Nickyland.Heather Litteer performs her piece “Lemonade” about the Pyramid Lounge.

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"RonaldRonald Peel and his backup musicians performs some nice Sam Cooke songs.

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<a href=Edgar Oliver reads from his poetry.

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Nicky Paraiso and Mike Iverson Jr. sing a song.Nicky Paraiso and Mike Iverson Jr. sing a song.

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2015.04.11_NickyP.277Dance piece with Vicky Shick, Cathy Weis, Jennifer Miller, Jon Kinzel.

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Joseph Keckler singsJoseph Keckler sings with his unique voice.

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La Mama Ding-Ding ChorusReturn of the ‘LaMama Ding-Ding Chorus’.

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David Cale  tells a delightful story about his youth.David Cale tells a delightful story about his youth.

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Curtain Call for Nicky LandCurtain Call for ‘Springtime in Nickyland’.

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The night ended with an audience sing along of the song…

“There’s a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)”.

The Evening couldn’t have been possible without the help of the following LaMama personal:

Light and Sound Board Operator: Sarah Rae Murphy

Sound Design: Tim Schellenbaum

LaMama Technician: Jack Reynolds

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