Saturday, December 21, 2013

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - December 21st 2013




Dixon Place presents...

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series

Saturday, 21 December 2013  ~ Host: April Ranger



Host: April Ranger

April Ranger’s first full-length play, Streetsweepers, was the recipient of the Nicole DuFresne playwriting award. Her poems have appeared in Muzzle Magazine, apt, and Off the Coast. As a performance poet, April has toured extensively across the United States. She grew up in rural Maine and currently lives in Brooklyn.   She is a Salon Lounge at Dixon Place alumna.
www.aprilranger.com



Historical Woman Artist Honoree: Viola Spolin

Internationally recognized originator of Theater Games – the basis of improvisational theater

www.spolin.com



Video:  Kera MacKenzie, in collaboration with Andrew Mausert-Mooney
MUCK MUCK \/ MONICA PANZARINO an excerpt from one of a series of live tele-vision performances


Borrowing trademarks from live-cam porn (the [intimate] close-up) and structuralist film art (the long shot track-in) MUCK MUCK \/ MONICA PANZARINO is the only inter-species holiday love battle you'll need to stuff your stocking this year.
To watch the entire piece, please visit muckmuckvmonicapanzarino.tumblr.com.

Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-Mooney live and work in Chicago. They make live performative tele-vision featuring collaborations with performers, musicians, and other artists including Danny Giles and Monica Panzarino, two interdisciplinary artists interested in race and gender constructs.




Theater:  Ege Maltepe
SPOLIN-IST presents an introduction of the grandmother of Improvisation Viola Spolin and her Theater Games


SPOLIN-IST, the playground of Spolin Improvisation, founded in 2009 by actress Ege Maltepe, and pianist Emir Gamsizoglu. After Ege graduated from the New Actors Workshop, an acting school founded by director Mike Nichols, George Morrison and Viola Spolin’s son Paul Sills, she decided to bring this genius woman’s work to her home country, Turkey. Now in its 4th year, SPOLIN-IST is getting ready to gather a performance group with its alumni. Here, in New York Maltepe collaborates with Presence-Impact, running improvisation workshops for businesses. In 2014 she will start a series of Spolin Improvisation classes in NYC.

Ege Maltepe is a theatre artist and performer from Istanbul, currently living in New York City. She came to NY on a Fulbright scholarship and received her MA in Acting as a student of Mike Nichols. Right after her graduation she founded SPOLIN-IST in her home country. In New York she’s known with her plays TEA for 3 and her one woman show in which she plays a Turkish professor researching the social importance of female breasts; TITS by Prof G, as well as the performance pieces she creates about classical music with her pianist & composer husband, under the name of CLASSICAL 4 ALL.
www.egemaltepe.com and  www.spolinist.com



Literature: Olivia Wu
Olivia’s Poems

Olivia Wu, a poet born and raised in Shanghai. She has spent the last 15 years living in Manhattan soaking up cultural elements from all corners of the world.   Her poetic sensibility has been influenced by Chinese poems of the Tang Dynasty, European Romanticism pieces by Percy Shelley and Enlightenment period poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe.



Music:  Emilia Diakopoulou, accompanied by Kiyoko Yamaoka
“In Quelle Trine Morbide”, aria from Act II of the Italian opera Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini, Libretto: Marco Praga


Emilia Diakopoulou is a Greek opera singer with a Lyric-Spinto Soprano voice. She started her vocal training at the age of 19 and completed her opera studies at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of Milan, Italy.  She had her operatic debut at the age of 22,  in the role of First Witch at the opera "Dido and Aeneas" by H. Purcell. As a concert soloist Emilia has appeared in Italy, Germany and Greece as well as in NYC, featured in a wide repertoire of roles from the Romantic and Contemporary music. She recently won a scholarship from the Altamura International Voice Academy.

Kiyoko Yamaoka was born in Japan. She graduated from Berklee College of Music and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Composition.   She has performed at Jazz Clubs, and has been a music director of Spirit of Jesus Church.   She has been teaching piano at the Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts and working as a music librarian for the World famous Duke Ellington Orchestra.

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Thank you to Dixon Place and staff, Maggie Cousins (logo),
and tonight’s stage manager Teresa Register and archivist JiYe Kim

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Fundraiser by Salonista writer Felicia Lin for project, Making History: The Story of Su Beng


 

International Women Artists' Salon is honored to announce Salonista writer Felicia Lin's fundraiser, Making History: The Story of Su Beng Crowdfunding Campaign. Closing in on goal of $15,000 by December 25th. Help make this story be preserved in the history annals.

Making History: The Story of Su Beng Crowdfunding Campaign Crowdfunding Campaign on IndieGogo.


http://igg.me/at/makinghistory



October 26, 2013-December 25, 2013

A message from Felicia to you...


On October 26 I launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to complete the biography and short documentary of Su Beng, who is a nongenarian lifelong Taiwan independence activist, historian and would be assassin of Chiang Kai-shek. Su is a controversial, complex character, much like Malcolm X or Nelson Mandela. Su Beng's life is the story of the struggle of the people of Taiwan. It is about the fight for social justice for the people of Taiwan and the story of Taiwan’s transition from dictatorship to democracy. As Su Beng turns 95 this year, I have felt a greater sense of urgency to complete his biography.



My goal is to raise $15,000 to cover the expenses for me to spend 3 months in Taipei to:



1) Do the additional research needed to complete the book

2) Produce a short documentary about the life of Su Beng



Please support it by making a contribution on indiegogo at: http://igg.me/at/makinghistory



Here's how you can help get this project funded:



1) WATCH my crowdfunding video here: http://igg.me/at/makinghistory



2) SHARE and spread the word about this (I've included a written description below which you can cut, paste and share with other by email)



3) CONNECT me with an organization/business/individual who will be able to contribute to my campaign



4) MAKE a personal contribution or in-kind donation. I will need a place to stay during my 3 month stay in Taipei. So any referrals for low cost housing or sponsorship of housing would be most helpful. For in-kind donations email Felicia at: subeng.biographer@gmail.com



*Making History: The Story of Su Beng crowdfunding campaign ENDS December 25, 2013*

 

FELICIA LIN “discovered” Su Beng in 2003 after reading an article written by him that had been translated and published in the Taipei Times newspaper. She was intrigued to learn that he was a lifelong Taiwan independence activist who had spent seven years in China working with the Chinese Communists, tried to assassinate Chiang Kai-shek, and written TAIWAN’S 400 YEAR HISTORY.


In early 2004 Felicia contacted Su Beng, asking to interview him to write a novel based on his life. After six months of interviews and conversations with Su Beng, she decided to change course by collaborating with him to write his biography in English.


While living in Taiwan from 2001-2007, Felicia taught English as a second language at a college and university in Kaohsiung.

Now living in Manhattan, she and Su Beng continue to communicate via Skype. She plans to return to Taiwan to complete her research on Su Beng’s biography.


Felicia has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and a master’s degree in Applied Psychology from New York University. She currently hosts the Talking Taiwan podcast, which is an audio magazine about interesting people connected to Taiwan and what they are doing


Making History: The Story of Su Beng crowdfunding campaign: http://igg.me/at/makinghistory

 
Felicia's website about Su Beng: www.aboutsubeng.com

Felicia's email address: subeng.biographer@gmail.com

The Story of Su Beng YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/StoryOfSuBeng











Saturday, November 23, 2013

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - November 23rd 2013



Dixon Place presents...
 

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series



Saturday, 23 November 2013 ~ NYC ~ Host: Heidi Russell




Music: DK & the Joy Machine

Performing folk-punk on mountain acoustic and electric mountain dulcimer

A singer-songwriter known for innovative work on mountain dulcimer and for “rocking out” on this trad instrument, “DK” performs instrumentals, acoustic-punk and roots/Americana with complex arrangements and a highly innovative and percussive style on both acoustic and electric mountain dulcimer (the "Joy Machine"). Her song writing has been called "quirky and smart," and her style compared to PJ Harvey, Patti Smith, and Bob Dylan, bringing a "punk sensibility to traditional music." All her songs--whether about being an androgynous girl or falling in love with a feral cat, are inherently political and deeply expressive.

www.reverbnation.com/dknthejoymachine



Literature: April Ranger, poetry

After a recent move to Brooklyn, long-time Boston poet April Ranger shares a selection of her newest poems, subjects ranging from nature to sex to childhood and loss of god.

April Ranger’s first full-length play, Streetsweepers, was the recipient of the Nicole DuFresne playwriting award. Her poems have appeared in Muzzle Magazine, apt, and Off the Coast. As a performance poet, April has toured extensively across the United States. She grew up in rural Maine and currently lives in Brooklyn.

www.aprilranger.com



Video: Un hee Park

Visitor at the park (6 min)


Visitor At the Park is a single channel video that addresses male perceptions of Asian women. Various men are approached by an Asian female with a camera in a public park, and asked how they perceive her. By carrying out this action, a real world relationship is created. Visitor at the Park also exposes how these strangers portray their identities to the outside world by interweaving truth and fiction while telling their stories.

Susan (2min)

Susan addresses the fact that the images from media (where we usually get our images of the Asian female) might not necessarily be true. I realized that the image of the Asian female in US is one that is “created” and often excludes the question of character or personality. Susan is a response to I how I feel the Asian female is superficially represented by the media as a purely sexual object.

Un hee Park grew up in Korea and studied Glass Art and Art Therapy before moving to New York. She has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in Photography, Video, and Related Media in 2013 and a Certificate from the International School of Photography in 2010.

www.unheepark.com





International Women Artists’ Salon is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural global organization of women making art in the world today.

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Thank yous to Dixon Place and fabulous staff, Vanessa Villalobos (stage manager), Maggie Cousins (logo)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - October 29th 2013






Dixon Place presents...
 

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series



Tuesday, 29 October 2013 ~ Host: Heidi Russell, founder



Literature: Lynn McGee, poet

Reading from manuscript, Comfort Food and Heirloom Bulldog

Lynn McGee's work appears in recent issues of The American Poetry Review, the Southern Poetry Review, Hawai'i Review, 2 Bridges Review, The Same, Bluestem and other magazines. Her manuscript Wheel of Ice has been nominated for the McGovern Prize (pending). She holds an MFA from Columbia and co-curates, with Gerry LaFemina, the Lunar Walk Poetry Series at the Two Moon Art House Cafe, In Brooklyn. http://www.pw.org/content/lynn_mcgee_1




Theater: Mary Dimino

BIG DUMMY, written and performed by Mary Dimino; director:
Christine Miller


Big Dummy, written & performed by FringeNYC award-winning solo show writer Mary Dimino, debuted this August in The 2013 New York International Fringe Festival. Bright child. Simple father. They're best friends. Until she outgrows him at age eleven. Embarrassed by him, and herself. Realizing dad's brilliant. As is. Growing up smarter than your father in a funny, factory-working family from Queens. Come, simplify yourself.

FringeNYC Outstanding Solo Show Award Winner, Mary Dimino is a critically acclaimed monologist, described as “a born ranconteur with exuberance and heart." MAC Award winner for Outstanding Female Comedian and Gracie Allen Award winner, Mary was featured on NBC’s Today Show, HBO,Comedy Central, sketches on Letterman and Conan O’Brien. Mary is a contributer for The Huffington Post. She wrote, performed, and published Scarred Skinny. www.marydimino.com and www.big-dummy.com






Video: Annie Heckman

Peru, 1953 (Trephining Letter), 2013, 4 minutes

Sound: Jason L. Hoffman, Translation & Narration: Jorge Soto

Created at the International Museum of Surgical Science, in a residency and exhibit curated by Lindsey Thieman.


Annie Heckman is an artist and educator whose work explores mortality through animation, installation, drawing, and writing. Born in Chicago, Heckman received her BFA in Studio Art in 2002 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her MFA in Studio Art in 2006 at New York University's Steinhardt School. She works with School and Teacher Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor at DePaul University. www.annieheckman.com



Music: Maracujá 

Original music selections

Maracujá is a musical duo of two soulful singers—Chéredyn Martin and Marye Lobb—who share an array of world, jazz and pop music. Performing in English, Spanish and Portuguese, they get your body moving and heart smiling. The band is accompanied by world class musicians including: Ayako Higuchi and Jorge Saenz. www.maracujamusic.com


 

International Women Artists’ Salon is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural global organization of women making art in the world today.

 

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Thank you to Dixon Place and staff, Maggie Cousins (logo)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - September 28th 2013




Dixon Place presents...

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series

 




Saturday, 28 September 2013  ~ Host: Jenny D. Green  www.jennydgreen.org 



Historical Woman Artist Honoree:  Izumo No Okuni (Okuni)

Born in 1572 in Japan, Okuni was the originator of kabuki theater and contributed to Japanese theatre in general. She is said to have introduced the forerunner of the hanamichi (path of flowers). 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Izumo_no_Okuni


Dance: Irina Kuzminsky

Dancing with Dark Goddesses
Written and choreographed by Irina, this piece combines dance, poetry and her original musical compositions to take us into an intimate encounter with the faces and realms of the feminine.  Impressionistic but with semi-narrative threads, Dancing with Dark Goddesses speaks of the passion, the rage, the joy and the strength of the feminine. Visiting from Australia, her full production is presented October 2, 3, 5 at Producers’ Club in NYC, along with her paintings in Salon Solo at Producers’ Club through October 20th.

Irina Kuzminsky is a genuine artist for our time, a poet, singer, songwriter, artist and dancer. Trained as a classical singer, pianist and dancer Irina's performances in the UK, US, Australia and Germany span recitals, theatre shows, dance, opera, dance theatre and cross-arts collaborations.

www.irinakuzminsky.com


Theater: Yokko

Swaha-I burn; so be it-
This was inspired by Yokko’s solo-show, BALDY. BALDY: A courageous Japanese woman discovers her father's love only after she loses her hair and skin. Nine characters are alive in this revealing, funny journey of survival and dreams.
This Butoh piece, Swaha-I burn; so be it- is a Baldy’s ritual moment.  BALDY shows at United Solo Theater Festival October 20th.
 

Yokko is a performing artist from Japan. Recent Theatre credits include: BALDY (Hollywood Fringe 2013, FringeNYC 2012), Butoh Electra (Irondale Center, FringeNYC 2011), FACET (Hollywood Fringe 2013), and many others. She is a member of The Ume Group, and VOID Theatre Company in NYC. MFA in Acting (Actors Studio) www.yokko-online.com

 

Literature: Goddess Judicci (pronounced “Who-dÉÉ-chi”)

Goddess Judicci (Pronounced “Who-dÉÉ-chi”) flourishes in an erotic, musical, spiritual universe. She has read at events sponsored by Nehirim, Zeek Magazine, Essentuality, and published in Inside Arts magazine, The Washington Post, and American Theatre magazine. She is a visual artist and percussionist. Known as the “Poet of the Body,” she offers a unique system of body, mind and spiritual transformation.

http://www.healing-goddess-judicci.com

 
Video: Camilla Maxwell
 

Bullets and Boomerangs
A video short produced for a wedding
Camilla Maxwell has a bachelor’s degree in Media/Creative Writing from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, and an associate’s degree in Theatre from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Camilla has written various plays that have achieved great success in New York City, Missouri, Connecticut, Sydney, Melbourne and Toronto. She was a two-time participant and finalist in the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway festival in New York City (2011, 2012). www.camillamaxwell.com

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - August 26th 2013



Dixon Place presents...

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"

a monthly showcase of performance/literature/film-video by women

an International Women Artists’ Salon series

Monday, 26 August 2013 ~ NYC  ~ Host: Jenny D. Green




Historical Woman Artist Honoree:  Alice Guy-Blaché, considered the first woman filmmaker and director

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/benatural/be-natural-the-untold-story-of-alice-guy-blache (ends tonight!)


Music: Hiromi Abe and Soli

The Duo Romi Abe and Soli will be performing some Brazilian music for this event. They will present all original songs which have been arranged and mixed a variety of styles of Brazil’s most celebrated music that includes samba, baião and bossa nova. They have been playing together since 2004.

Romi Abe is a pianist/keyboardist, and a composer, recording producer/engineer whose works have been performed in various types of productions in the US and Japan. Her works have been released through major and minor labels and also she has collaborated with other artists and DJs of multi genre characterizing NYC.


Literature: Barbara Clark
The Movie At The Back of My Mind, poetry series

I have been writing poetry since I was very young--influenced by all the usual notable writers--let's say I grew up with them---going from the classics to the romantics but am at this point mainly concerned with how history has affected my work. I write about everything--and believe that the image must carry the poem,  but I do have a deal of contemplation in my work about how to live in this world and with ourselves.   Because I am a therapist this aspect does show itself---we all live with a private internal history-one that is either helpful or not--and I try to evidence this in my work. I am also a painter and color for me is also important in my poems. 


Video: Annie Yan
New World Order


New Word Order
was edited with Final Cut Pro. All the graphics was created with FCP which isn't meant to do graphics since I didn't know how to use the other programs design for graphics. This project was exceptionally labor intensive.  

Annie Yan is an Independent Producer. The TV programs she produces tend to be educational and unconventional. New Word Order is her second series. Other programs she has produced are a game show and a short on earliest memories. 
http://trivisuall.blip.tv/posts?view=archive&nsfw=dc


Theater: Jenny D Green and Katherine O'Sullivan
Marion Bridge by Daniel MacIvor, excerpts


Marion Bridge is about  three adult sisters who have gathered at their childhood home in Nova Scotia to care for their mother in her final days. The three women are a curious, troubled bunch. Agnes, whose hand is rarely without a drink, fled their rural Canadian home to make her way as an actor in Toronto; she's brought her personal theatrics with her on this trip home. Theresa is a nun who farms with her convent; a sliver of doubt has entered her life. And then there's Louise who has all but retreated from adult life in favor of disappearing into the world of soap operas and serials. Here we have monologues from Agnes and Theresa and a short scene between the two.

Katherine O’Sullivan fell in love with theatre, attending the Christmas "panto" in Dublin as a young child. She started training as an actor in Dublin and continues to develop her craft in New York. Since arriving in New York twenty one years ago, she has worked to expand and grow as an artist. She loves spending time at Dixon Place.   She is honored to be included with tonight’s salonistas. xkosullivan@yahoo.com

Jenny D Green is a Brooklyn-based actor and producing artist. Favourite roles include Sara Pain, Dick Whittington (The OPTimistiks, Dixon Place), Maggie, the Men Commandments (Globus Theatre, LAB Ontario), Elizabeth, Tidings Brought to Mary (Storm Theatre, Hammerstein Ballroom). She enjoys hosting for the International Women Artists' Salon, including their weekly radio show and collaborations with Art Boundaries Unlimited and Origin Theatre. Hooray for Heidi!   http://costuminy.wordpress.com


Dance: Blue Muse Dance NY
Circle Bridge, preview


Blue Muse Dance NY is woking on "The Circle Bridge" new site-specific video and dance performance on the Pulaski Bridge of six connected personal stories of the citizens of Greenpoint and Long Island City.  Performance in October 2013. Blue Muse Dance is multi-performance arts collective that presents its work as well as film, music and other dance productions in Unites States and abroad. www.bluemusedance.org


Thank yous to Dixon Place and fabulous staff, Maggie Cousins (logo), Jenny D. Green (host and coordinator)


International Women Artists’ Salon is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural global organization of women making art in the world today.
    
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Monday, July 29, 2013

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - July 29th 2013




We are thrilled to invite you to experience Salon Lounge at Dixon Place tonight if you are in NYC. If not, check out the artists work here on our blog later this week.

International Women Artists' Salon is honored to be partnering with Dixon Place to bring you our newest project series, "Salon Lounge at Dixon Place", a monthly 45-minute showcase of women's performance, writing, and film/video.

Each month will have a theme linking the pieces showcased.

July 29th is our second showcase and corresponds with Dixon Place's month long LGBTQ Hot! Festival of July.

Hope to see you there!

We are thrilled to showcase the following this month:

JiYe - experimental video
Joanna Wallfisch - music
Carren Strock - literature, novels
YalaniDream and JenDog - performance duo
BJ Watkins - host and emcee


https://www.facebook.com/events/629340303750700/