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 

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).

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.

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)


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.

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).

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