Monday, February 13, 2017

Salon Radio - February 23, 2017

IT'S THURSDAY NIGHT, please join us for SALON RADIO on City World Radio Network
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It's an #Aussie kind of evening...

Tonight's show is hosted by Maureen Van Trease with Dale Novella Mutron Angel presenting our guests tonight:

Salon Radio Special presents Women’s Artistry in Australia with multi-disciplinary artists Charlotte Evans and Michaela Ottone, visiting in town from Melbourne, Australia.

Our Salon Solo {Radio} guest is singer-songwriter Emma Zakarivicous, from Adelaide, Australia.

Salon Radio is rounded out as always with our Women in Art World Bulletin highlighting news about women in all The Arts tonight with editor Jenny Green and our Salon Bulletin for upcoming week's happenings of Salonistas around the world (Casey Abeson editor). Our sound engineer is musician Jade Zabric.

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Salon Solo {Radio}: singer-songwriter Emma Zakarivicous
She may be from down under EmZ is headed for the top!

EmZ aka Emma Zakarevicius is an international woman of mystery. Born in the lush tropical heat of Northern Australia, her youth was spent frolicking in the untamed wilderness underneath the warm glow of the sun.

A modern day renaissance woman, EmZ is an accomplished visual artist and musician. She travelled to New York in 2003 to pursue her talents in the fine arts, receiving project development grants from Carclew Youth Arts (South Australia) and The Ian Potter Foundation to study painting at the New York Studio School. Fast forward eleven years and she holds two masters degrees in Fine Art with a focus on painting and filmmaking. She currently lives and works in New York.

EmZ began her musical debut in the now forgotten crimson-lit basement of a downtown Soho Café. Singing voodoo and crooning to the likes of Frank Sinatra and Billy Holiday, EmZ found her voice and never looked back. She has been the lead singer of psychedelic rock and roll band Crazy Mary since 2007 and is no stranger to the New York stage.

In 2012 EmZ formed punk-soul cabaret group “Big Sexy Music” where he Big Sexy personality can really shine. Taking Manhattan by storm, her debut self-produced album “Postcards” (2013) and softmore album "In Your Garden" 2016 has been described as “a brand of jazz sought for in all the dark caverns of NYC, an opium den for your clean livin times”. She has an unself-conscious gift for capturing stunning images, and transmuting them into a journey through song.

Accompanied by the Big Sexy Crew, a hip New York rat pack of musicians, EmZ’s hip jazz sound is both unconventional and punchy. Her influences are eclectic as her music: the cool voices of jazz, echoes of Motown soul, not to mention the raucous, rebellious shout of Rock and Roll. She is currently working on her second album, “In Your Garden”, seriously funky endeavor and it’s getting bigger and sexier by the minute.

EmZ has performed all over the big apple – from the lower east side to the blues haunts of Harlem. She has featured at the 54 Below call Back Series, The Bitter End singer songwriter sessions, The legendary Don’t Tell Mama, The Gershwin Hotel, The Highline Ballroom, The Sidewalk Café, The Parkside Lounge, and is a member of the New Amsterdam Music Association where she sings regularly to her adoring fans in Harlem.

What is Big Sexy Music?
It's the New Hip Hot Jazz.
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Salon Radio Special: Women’s Artistry in Australia with multi-disciplinary artists Charlotte Evans and Michaela Ottone, visiting in town from Melbourne, Australia.

Michaela Ottone

While visiting New York Michaela has undertaken numerous dance intensives and classes, with national and international dancers, companies, and laboratories. In a Deakin University study tour with Movement Research, Michaela studied improvisation; contact improvisation; and contemporary composition and technique classes. In Movement Research's MELT workshops, Michaela studied the somatic practice Alexander Technique; contemporary; and further improvisation studies. She undertook a week long Gaga intensive with Batsheva Dance Company; and has studied African, capoeira and flamenco dance. Concurrently, Michaela has pursued analogue black and white photography practices, documenting candid street life of New Yorkers. She has developed a series of self portraits via reflective surfaces, which portray more than one perspective or reality for the viewer; and local, family run businesses, amongst others. Previous projects have included environmental portraits (particularly children); nature; travel and street photography.

In Melbourne, Michaela has improvised in collaborations with performance artists; and video and sculpture students; RMIT University video student work Mia Zen 'Seed'; RMIT video/sculpture interactive student work Sammy Sommariva 'Recode'; and performance artist Hiromi Tango 'Wrapped' project, as part of the Melbourne festival. Michaela's extremely interested in pursuing and deepening her dance and photography studies, in whatever part of the world she finds herself.

Michaela is a Bachelor of creative arts (dance) student from Deakin University, Melbourne. Originally classically trained, her focus is principally contemporary dance and improvisation. She is greatly inspired and interested in the pedestrian; accessible; non narrative; pure movement of Judson Church legends Trisha Brown; Deborah Hay; Yvonne Rainer; and Steve Paxton. Contrastingly, Michaela's intrigued and fascinated by Ohad Naharin's movement language 'Gaga'; and the highly physical work of his Batsheva Dance Company. In New York, Michaela studied with Iréne Hultman; Bradley Teal Ellis; K.J. Holmes; Terre O' Connor; Jennifer Monson; Jennifer Nugent; Miguel Gutierrez; Jeanine Durning; Shelley Senter; Joanna Kotze; Ohad Naharin and Batsheva company dancers. Michaela studied analogue and digital photography, but is an analogue enthusiast. Influences include photojournalists from prestigious photography firm Magnum; Sergio Lerrain; Henri Cartier Bresson; and social documentary and child portrait photographers Sally Mann; Dorothea Lang; Robert Frank; Vivian Maier; and Larry Clark. Michaela wishes to complete postgraduate studies abroad, as well as undertaking large dance intensives such as Vienna's Impulstanz; to build her experience and understanding of the state and significance of contemporary dance abroad. Future projects include photography exhibitions of works from South America, Europe and New York; and the development of an artist website.

Japanese performance artist Hiromi Tango durational art 'Wrapped' project; in which Deakin University dance and drama students and I improvised responding to the stimuli and environment of the Queen Victoria Market, as part of the Biennial Lab, Melbourne festival.

Charlotte Evans

Charlotte is currently taking a workshop with dance artist J.K Holmes which will cumulate to a showing at the Judson Memorial Church in New York on the 27th of February 2017. Once back in Australia Charlotte's main focus will be her involvement in 'Open Circle Co' a performance group founded by dance artists Kathleen Campone.

Charlotte has been working closely with Campone and four other dance artists, Chris Chua, Elli Yew, Emily Laursen and Luke Fryer in the development of their own improvisational practice for group transformation, involving audience participation, movement, writting, voice, sound and abstract scenarios. Their most recent showing 'Finding the Game - Practice for transformation' was held as the Schoolhouse Studios in Melbourne as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival (2016)
Charlotte has also collaborated with spacial film practitioner Samantha Sommarvia, offering choreographic and improvisational movement for video installations and live durational artwork, their most recent showing titled 'RECODE' was held at the First Sign Gallery in Melbourne Australia (2016). This particular work is ongoing and may be seen again in the near future.

Charlotte often works with artists from other disciplines who envision movement in their work, recent works include:
-'Wrapped' - A performance installation with contemporary artists Hiromi Tango and as part of the Melbourne Festival (2016).
-'Seed' a short dance film by video artist Mia Zen which features herself and fellow dancer Michaela Ottone. Using a mixture of improvised dance and choreogrpahy the film explores how movement may interpret a natural landscape.
-'Dead Fish'- Choreographed by Kathleen Campone for David Porteus Photographic Exhibition at The Red Gallery (2015)

Charlotte Evans is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Melbourne, Australia who is currently completing her Bachelor of Creative Arts at Deakin University. Charlotte works predominately in the field of contemporary dance, her main focus being movement improvisation, performance art and instillation. Charlotte is also a practicing visual artist and self taught illustrator, constantly seeking new ways to create and execute art by sourcing unlikely materials, pushing her art into the everyday life, exploring abstract movement vocabularies and furthering the boundaries of audience participation.

Charlotte's interests in the practice of improvisation and authentic movement lies in its ability to bring you back to the fundamentals existing, being and experiencing. Allowing one to be an explorer of their own form, deepening the understanding of being a human body in space and raising ones sensory awareness, the source that allows us to experience the world. These key themes are explored further in 'Open Circle Co' an audience participatory, improvisational practice which Charlotte has been collaboratively developing with five other artists over the past year.

Charlotte is also the founder of 'Stick To Love', a non-for-profit project which aims to spread love and positivity through art. Charlotte designs stickers, each with their own meaningful message and hand draw illustration which she send to her followers who live all around the world. Charlotte encourages her followers to give the stickers away to strangers, family, friends or put them up in public places for everyone to see. Charlotte's designs have reached places around Europe, Asia, The United States and all over Australia.

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