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Experimental Theater, Halloween Costume Party and More Set for Dixon Place, Oct 2012

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Dixon Place has announced its October 2012 events lineup. See full details below!

Circus Arts
Monday, October 1 at 8:00pm
Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Hour
$5 suggested donation

Celebrating works in progress, emerging artists, and professionals trying something new, the Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show is a nonstop variety show experience that may include aerial artists, wire walkers, sword swallowers, physical comedy, Kung Fu juggling, clown bands, trained rats, stripping clowns, living cartoons, a Heavy Metal Magician, a cougar contortionist, and a cowboy from the Bronx. The evening is hosted by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus co-founder Keith Nelson introducing a different lineup of emerging artists and professional entertainers every month. To sign up e-mail Keith at keith@bindlestiff.org with “Open Stage” in the subject line and include a description of your act and the date(s) you are interested in performing.

SPECIAL HALLOWEEN-THEMED 4 NIGHT SERIES CURATED BY Clay McLeod Chapman (FEAR-MONGERS)!

Theater, Performance, Music, Audio Drama, Radio Play
Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 9:30pm
Glass Eye Pix/Fear-Mongers present: Tales from Beyond the Pale
With Larry Fessenden, Glenn McQuaid and Clay McLeod Chapman
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors
90 Minutes

Glass Eye Pix, the film company behind STAKE LAND, THE INNKEEPERS and I SELL THE DEAD, in association with FearMongers: Fireside Chats about Horror Films, is taking its successful audio dramas out of the studio and onto the stage. Inspired by the vintage radio shows of yesteryear, Larry Fessenden and Glenn McQuaid’s TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE has already thrilled fans of the macabre with a season of creepy dramas released last year. Now, they’re upping the ante and recording 8 new shows before a live audience. Journey beyond the Pale each Tuesday in October with a double-bill of original stories presented by an exciting cast of special guests and audio artisans.

Glass Eye Pix (“one of the indie scene’s most productive and longest-running companies” —Filmmaker magazine) is the fiercely independent NYC-based production outfit headed by art-horror auteur Larry Fessenden (THE LAST WINTER, WENDIGO, HABIT). Operating since 1985, with the mission of supporting individual voices in film, Fessenden has produced numerous critically acclaimed films, including 2012's THE COMEDY (Rick Alverson) 2011's THE INNKEEPERS (Ti West) 2009's WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt), THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL (Ti West).

Clay McLeod Chapman is the creator of the rigorous storytelling session The Pumpkin Pie Show. Author of REST AREA, MISS CORPUS, and the upcoming YA-series THE TRIBE TRILOGY.

Fear-Mongers: Fireside Chats about Horror Films enlists top-shelf artists to pay homage to their guiltiest pleasures: horror movies. Part talk-show, part reading-series, Fear-Mongers is an entertaining evening for both horror fans and general spectators alike.

Theater
Wednesday, October 3 at 7:30pm (Lounge)
Kasse-Li
Created by Diane Exavier
Free
40 minutes

Inspired by the late American artist Forrest Bess and a number of Caribbean writers, including Édouard Glissant, Derek Walcott and Jamaica Kincaid, Kasse-Li explores why we make our bodies move and the consequences of those movements. Twenty-one years ago Haret tried to use her body to break History. And now here stands her child Kassee, discovering the aftermath through oration, correspondence, and song.

3 Nights!
Queer, interdisciplinary dance theater
Wednesday and Thursday, October 3 and 4 at 7:30pm, Friday, October 5 at 10pm
Micro-Mini Maxi Mystery Theater: En Total
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors
60 minutes

A vibrantly queer, media-rich dance spectacle exploring romance, activism, and alienation through science fiction art-rock narratives. MMMMT employs exaggerated breath, analog video, hyper-femininity, and high-energy repetitive physical movement (with goggles) as it follows a cast of characters through abstract outer-space adventures, smashing the capitalist state, and falling in and out of love and clothing. MMMMT unites and scrambles a trilogy of movement studies begun by Dellecave in 1999 in collaboration with a far flung cast of movers, shakers, and makers including theater provocateur Daniel Rosza Lang/Levitsky, video artist Niknaz, and textile artist L.J. Roberts.

Theatre / Performance, Staged Reading, Play, Queer
Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm
OFF A BRIDGE
Written by Jennifer Skura
Performed by Sean Meehan, Jason Blaine, Annalisa Loeffler, Rob Sheridan, Eli Gelb, Thomas James Lombardo
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors
65 mins

A compelling story about William, a cross-dressing, queer man, who must travel through time to find his family, his friends, and even his younger self. As each day unfolds, William's Sisyphean journey becomes clear: Can he change the moments where his life may have taken a fateful turn?

Jennifer Skura’s plays include SWEET CITRUS (92nd Street Y), AMARILLO and JOSEPH AND MRS. M (BRIC Arts), PIRATE (Tangent Arts & AboutFACE), STARR adapted from Barry Gifford’s “Room 584, The Starr Hotel” (Open Channel Creations, Monk Parrots & Roger Smith Hotel), EXOTIC ANIMALS, and A MAD WOMAN’S BREAKFAST (D3C) www.jenniferskura.com

Lounge, Opera, Queer
Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm (lounge)
Lounge Opera with Keith Lane
30 minutes
Free

Keith Lane is the messenger for "A Message From Poe". Keith celebrates the astonishing life of Edgar Allan Poe - singing and playing Poe's message to his public, critics and the people closest to him "Eugene" is a Dixon Place Lounge exclusive premier - a musical about beauty that comes from bio-tech cosmetics, and how they can change life for better or worse. Both pieces are works in progress.

Lounge
Fridays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10:00pm
Brouhaha
Free

Installation, ambient, interactive, and performance art every Friday night between 10pm and 12am in the Lounge at Dixon Place. Derived from contemporary hoodoo, rootwork, and conjure practices, every episode brings new interpretations to old-fashioned notions. Crafted by Raven Melissa Officinalis VanVan of Kings County Coven No. 1; special guests and associates are sure to be compelling. Audience members are encouraged to bring questions to be addressed by oracle, wishes to be sacrificed in the fire of hope, and secrets upon which we will feast.

Performance Art, Theater
Monday, October 8 at 7:30pm
Little Theatre
$12 in advance, $15 at the door,$10 students / senior

Scheduled performances include:

Buran Theatre's NIGHTMARES: a demonstration of the Sublime: written by Adam R. Burnett, performed by Brady Blevins, Adam R. Burnett, & Sarah Graalman - NIGHTMARES situates itself between terror and comedy (the sublime) and beneath the gaze of Henry Fuseli's iconic painting to plumb the depths of social/political censorship and artistic copyright, pondering the public body as the site of unconscious plagiarism

The Tirade: created and performed by Sophia Cleary, with Kate Berlant - Inspired by the name of their cancer-gemini 'sextrological' pairing, the tirade is about Sophia and Kate and their feelings for each other.

Peer From The Dolomites: by Ben Gassman, directed by Ariel Stess - An adaptation with an unfaithful historical grafting. Self-loathing, suicide and a kind of happy ending...inspired by an Ibsen premiere

Mundus Novus Spectaculus, For you! For you! For you!: created and performed by Little Lord - A loose sampling of their upcoming "Pocahontas"

Anna Foss Wilson in Concert, with pianist Joanna Jeskov

Theater/Performance
Tuesday, October 9 at 7:30pm
Alone in Triptych
Written and directed by Renee Philippi
Performed by Vera Beren, Catherine Porter, and Michael Tomlinson
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors
50 minutes

The characters of Alone in Triptych are linked by their aloneness, each experiencing their isolation uniquely, from relief to acute emptiness. The piece is a meditation on what it means to be alone, challenging audiences to contemplate whether or not there is a time in which any one of us is not essentially alone, and if so, how should we or how can be with each other? The solo performances are interwoven with projections and video.

Renee Philippi is Co-Artistic Director of Concrete Temple Theatre. Her work has been seen nationally, internationally, & various venues in NYC. Renee is an alumna: Spiderwoman Theatre, Women’s Project & Production’s Directors Forum, Lincoln Center’s Directors Lab, affiliated artist, New Georges. She’s been Artist-in-Residence at Arts at St. Ann’s Puppet Lab; Mabou Mines’s; Playwrights Center of Minneapolis’s; St. Bonaventure University; Directors Company’s New Adaptations for the Stage; Workspace for Choreographers, Hudson Opera House and Directing Fellow, Williamstown Theatre Festival.

Theater, Puppetry
Wednesday, October 10 at 7:30pm
HOME
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors
50 minutes

“Home” is a dreamlike tapestry of puppetry, theatre and music, an “Our Town” for the 21st century. Julia, a woman searching for answers, is drawn back to the one place she remembers as safe and warm -- her beloved late grandmother’s house. There, the landscape itself erupts into a strange wonderland of surprises, including memories of her family, encounters with the birds who have lived there since they were dinosaurs, and visions of humanity’s past that go all the way back to ancient Pompeii. Four actor/puppeteers use a sprawling, playground-like landscape; rod, shadow and toy-theater puppetry; innovative uses of light, projection and more to show how magnificent our brief time on this planet truly is. For more, go to www.evolvepuppets.com.

HALLOWEEN THEMES

Theater/performance, dark comedy
Thursday - Saturday, October 11-13 at 7:30pm
MISSING PERSON(S)
By Megan Murtha
$15 in advance, $18 at the door, $12 students / seniors
60 minutes

People are disappearing from a small fishing town and only a child knows why. He plays hopscotch around their bodies while St. Boneyface appears for conversation. But no one in town is listening because no one is praying. They greedily wait for the Whaler to come feed them, only to send him back out for more. Shoes need resoling, and mail needs posting with no one paying any attention but no one knows if St.Boneyface’s efforts to reconnect this scattered town will solve the mystery.

Megan Murtha writes plays about other shitty worlds like this one and collages visual art from body parts, seashells, and her eternal pessimism. Her theater work has been presented at The Threepenny Opera (Taxidermy), Bowery Poetry Club (StaiNed Glasseds), Little Theater (Strings Detached), Dixon Place (The Somnambulist, Fixity, StaiNed Glasseds), Theater for the New City (A Scheme for Two) and East 13th Street Theatre (Il Gradoni di Chiaia, Weasel Festival 2012). She has exhibited visual art at Red Horse Gallery, ZSpace, Think, Theater for the New City, and The Observatory Room. She has her MFA in Playwriting from Mac Wellman's mad program at Brooklyn College. Visit: lacqueredbemusement.blogspot.com for more.

Lounge, Theater, Performance Art, Comedy
Thursday, October 11 at 7:30pm
Jason & Jill: CRAFT FOR YOUR LIFE!
Created and performed by Jason Black & Jill Pangallo
Free
45 minutes

Join celebrity morning talk show hosts Jason & Jill in their real-time reality show "Craft for Your Life!" J & J will walk you through the very basic instructions of how to create a one-of-a kind craft as they and their special guests entertain you throughout the process.

Lounge, Music
Friday, October 12 at 7:30pm
The Famous Accordion Orchestra
Free

The Famous Accordion Orchestra, led by Bob Goldberg (of the late Washboard Jungle), is a group of flexible size that bridges the traditional and the post-modern, ranging from Rossini to Duke Ellington to Paolo Conte to Kraftwerk. They have performed in clubs, gardens, cemeteries and parades throughout the city.

Dance, Theatre, Queer, Erotica
Friday, October 12 at 10:00pm
Mo Beasley's UrbanErotika - In Motion
Presented by The LoveStorm Entertainment Group, LLC in association with Helluva Dame Productions, motivateArt, Suit & Tyree and Bigg Thurrsty, and Dixon Place.
$15 in advance, $20 at the door, $12 students / seniors
75 minutes with intermission

A monthly performance series celebrating erotic love through poetry, spoken word, music, dance and theatre - as expressed through the diverse cultures of New York City. The Show moves through Four Suites of Eros, from the the most soft and sensual to the most wild and explicit expressions of sexual love. The Infatuation Suite, Seduction Suite, Sweet Bliss, and The Raw Suite are the four rooms in the house of UrbanErotika.

Theater
Saturday, October 13 at 10:00pm
Big Rob's Barbecue
Written and Directed by Stiven Luka70 minutes
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors

A performance featuring fat suits and an electric grill. Rivaling neighbors Mr. Johnson and Mr.Earles duke it out for the ultimate barbecue party. Big Rob's Barbecue presents a colorful look into a bleak world. Zhenesse Heinemann from culturebot.org calls it "a spectacle fo’sho’
www.stivenluka.com

Dance, Performance, Theater
Monday, October 15th at 7:30pm
Blockhead by Michael Evans & Susan Hefner
PLUS Tundra by Christiana Axelsen
Created and performed by Michael Evans and Susan Hefner
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors

An improvisational duet amid confusing debris: 2 flat wooden platforms, cardboard boxes, dowels and pieces of wood. The duo stumbles and careens along, increasingly off balance. Never quite in control, they fall often but doggedly keep trying. Their collisions result in percussive sounds, slapstick, and play. Their heeled shoes create both familiar and erratic rhythmic sound on the amplified platforms, like buildings falling, or colliding boats echoing underwater. By the end, boxes abstract their bodies into lurching segmented towers. Each on their own platform/island, they persist in ineptly reaching for each other.

Michael Evans and Susan Hefner's movement/sound collaborations have previously been produced at Dixon Place, Roulette, Chocolate Factory, Music with a View at the Flea Theater, Improvised and Otherwise, and Birmingham Improvisation Festival. Michael toured worldwide with God is my Co-Pilot, leads the Swirling Lotus Blossom Bandits, is a member of Fulminate Trio with Anders Nilsson and Ken Filano, and EasSide Percussion (ESP) with James Pugliese and Christine Bard. Susan toured worldwide with Nikolais Dance Theatre. Her work has been supported by Harkness, Dance Ink, Meet the Composer, Manhattan Community Arts Fund, 2wice Arts Foundation, Dance Theater Workshop’s Outer/Space and others.

Tundra
Christiana Axelsen/movement, Kyle Gerry/performance, Chana Porter/text, Seth Powers/drama, MeganSmith/dramaturge

A dreamy little nugget of performance born of jealousy and longing for a mythic landscape of danger and grandeur. A meander into a limitless sense of space, filled with glorious beasts and frail human quests, that exists in the communal poetic imagination. The
recognition of the theater as a cozy, dark room tucked into miles of concrete, steel structures, and clans of city dwellers. An ode to aviation, exploration, and Andre Breton.

Christiana Axelsen, originally from Bainbridge Island WA, is a dance artist based in Brooklyn. She is a member of the contemporary dance company zoe | juniper and has performed in projects with Michou Szabo, Anne Zuerner, Dai Jian, Jules Skloot, Korhan Basaran, Raja
Kelly, Mana Kawamura, among others. She has a degree in dance and geology from Mount
Holyoke College.

Lounge, Theater
Monday, October 15 at 7:30pm (lounge)
Inside the Rain
Written by Tyler Rivenbark; Free Admission
25 minutes

On a night of endless rain, two lovers distract themselves with obsessive routines. One sleeps away life, falling further into the world of dreams, while the other attempts to construct something to prevent an impending flood. All the while they struggle to save themselves as the unknown approaches.

Lounge, Literature
Tuesday, October 16 at 7:30pm (lounge)
Experiments and Disorders
Curated by Christen Clifford and Tom Cole
Featuring Micheline Auger and Vanessa Veselka
$6

Micheline Auger’s first play, POOP- A TRUE STORY, was based on her experience being an art object in a NYC gallery and won an Audience Favorite Award in the NY Fringe Festival. Her work has been developed or produced by or at Primary Stages, Lesser America, Westside Theatre, Miranda Theatre, Horsetrade Theatre Co, NY International Fringe Festival, Riot Act, Sugarspace and Highways Performance Complex among others. She created and curated “THE WRITE-IN: A Playwright Happening”, interviews theater artists for Theaterspeak, is a founding member of the 15th Floor Playwrights Collective, and a member of The Dramatist Guild.

Vanessa Veselka has been at various times a teenage runaway, a sex-worker, a union organizer, a student of paleontology, and a mother. Her work appears in The Atlantic, Tin House, The FSG anthology Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, and Maximum Rock ’n’ Roll with work forthcoming in GQ andZyzzva. Her debut novel, Zazen, is a 2011 finalist for the Ken Kesey Prize in fiction.

Dance
Tuesday, October 16 at 7:30pm
BelaDoñaDansa
Curated by Jenny Mendez
Featuring: Elizabeth Alvarez, Suni Reyes, Alexis del Sol and Lucy Aponte
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors

Elizabeth Alvarez, originally from Miami, FL is a graduate of Texas Christian University with the BFA in Modern Dance and a minor in English. She has performed in works by Susan Douglas Roberts, Loretta Livingston, Roger Belman, Edisa Weeks and has been a featured performer in works by Jessica Lang, Suki John, Kanji Segawa and George Balanchine. Elizabeth has performed in the Kennedy Center and attended American Dance Festival on scholarship in the summer of 2010. She also made So You Think You Can Dance, Season: 9 Vegas Week, and is currently dancing professionally with the Von Howard Project.

Sunilda is a multi-talented performer whose work as a choreographer has been featured in the New York Times and Backstage. As a dancer, she has performed with Ballet Hispanico, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Thomas/Ortiz Dance, and alongside Musical Theatre stars such as Lillias White, Euan Morton and Kevin Gray at the 2009 FIFA Congress in the Bahamas. She is a Two-time HOLA Award winner for Outstanding Choreography in “Screaming in Silence” with FELT and "Captain Pantoja and the Special Service" with the Spanish Repertory Theatre. Suni is a proud mother and Latina, and is very grateful for this opportunity.

Theater, Music, Queer
Wednesday, October 17 at 7:30pm
El Sexto Sol
Created and performed by Jesusa Rodriguez and Liliana Felipe
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors
75 minutes
Produced by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics

Jesusa Rodriguez and Liliana Felipe's legendary musical performance cabaret lands in NYC for one night. Combining Felipe's transporting song with Rodriguez's indomitable presence, the Sexto Sol turns our world inside out—men become women, women become gods, and we come to know our world for what it is and for what it may become.

Jesusa Rodríguez has been called the most important woman in Mexico. A director, actress, playwright, performance artist, and activist, she has been creating acts of performative and political subterfuge for decades all over the world. Liliana Felipe is one of Latin America's foremost singers and composers. Born in Argentina, Felipe's music and activism are intimately intertwined. She has been an essential voice for civil rights in Latin America for the last 30 years. Rodriguez and Felipe founded the famed performance space El Hábito in the 1980s, a hotbed for intellectuals, feminists, and gay rights activists.

Lounge, Queer, Music, Comedy, Performance
Wednesday, October 17 at 7:30pm
Hail to the V
Produced by Caitlin Rodgers, Chewy May, and Liliana Velasquez
90 minutes
Free

Hail to the V, sometimes not is a live variety show presenting the underground LGBT performers from the comedy and music industries. The performers can range from a local performer to a semi-mainstream television act The lineup of this show consists of two musical acts, two comical acts and dual hosts bringing inspiration and laughter to the audience. This monthly show is run by Caitlin Rodgers, Chewy May, and Liliana Velasquez.

“Liliana Valasquez is a performance artist based in NYC incorporating her background as an actress, dancer, and model. She has had a passion for the stage since the age of 5. With a rebellious spirit she moved to NYC to pursue her dreams as a performer and fashionista. She found comedy much later after a tragic event (as many of us do) and wanted to find her voice to go along with her physical self-expression. “ – Chewy May

Music, Theater
Thursday, October 18 at 7:30pm
Ensemble Pamplemousse Presents: Slow Change, Rapid Repetitions. On Structure opens.
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors
90 minutes

Ensemble Pamplemousse is: Maria Stankova, Natacha Diels, Kiku Enomoto, Jessie Marino, and David Broome; presenting music by Juraj Kojs, Natacha Diels, Andrew Greenwald, Jessie Marino, David Broome, and Maria Stankova. On Structure is Jessie Marino and Natacha Diels.

Composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse (b. 2002) provides a focal point for like-minded creators with a thirst for sonic exploration. The ensemble is a close-knit group of divergent artistic personalities, emergent from training in disparate musicAl Fields. Their collective love for the exquisite in all sonic realms leads the ensemble to persistently discover new vistas of sound at the frayed edges of dissective instrumental performance technique. Compositions aggregate each member's unique virtuosic talents into extraordinary magical moments. In the flexible moments of performance, the ensemble weaves together shapes of resonance, clusters of glitch, skitters of hyper action, and masses of absurdity into impeccable structures of unified beauty.

Cabaret, Storytelling, Performance
Friday, October 19 at 7:30pm
The BrIan Wilson Project
Created by Cassie Slater
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / senior
55 minutes

NYMF Next Broadway sensation Cassie Slater is captivated with the story of BrIan Wilson: the music enigma who rose to fame with The Beach Boys and descended into madness and stagnancy. He found his way back to the spotlight, but it was a struggle of faith and artistry. Powerful vocalist and actor Cassie Slater discovers glimpses of herself in Wilson's madness. For Brian, music was his release and relief.

Dance, Circus Arts
Friday, October 19 at 10:00pm
Freedom is an Endless Meeting by Maia Ramnath
PLUS
Reference Point by Toni Renee Johnson
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors

Our Reference Point is how we cope, the place we always come back to, that is our mode of survival, when our backs are against the wall. For more, maverickdanceexperience.tk.

PLUS

Freedom is an Endless Meeting
Choreography, text, video and sound design: Maia Ramnath
Performers: Alexandra Berger, Becky Chaleff, Maia Ramnath, Lynda Sing

So many lives to live, so little time, only one body. A trio for one; a soliloquy for three.

Performance Art, Queer, Dance
Saturday, October 20 at 7:30pm
Christen CliffordAbreaction: Our Feminist Performance Art
Created and performed by Christen Clifford
60 minutes
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors

In “Abreaction: Our Feminist Performance Art” Christen Clifford re-enacts and re-interprets some iconic performance art like Yoko Ono’s “Cut Piece,” Carolee Schneemann’s “Interior Scroll” and Yayoi Kusama’s “Body Festival,” in addition to her own material, including the documentary performance “Rape Tape.” “Rape Tape” incorporates audiotape from the ‘80s- audio of Clifford’s attacker and his friends, drunk and mocking her. That’s fucked up, huh? Plus giveaways, fashion, sex and more feminism.

According to Clifford’s Twitter feed, Feminist Performance Art is “angry women with a cause,” “half naked women pouring liquids on body while reciting poetry,” “that lady pulling that scroll out of her vagina in the ‘70’s,” “Weeds,” “Karen Finley, Pina Bausch,” “gender as performance,” “patriarchy dismissing emotion,” “nudity and guilt,” “partial to total female nudity while discussing mothers,” “Pussy Riot!” “feminist queer multimedia documentary” “white cis ladies, naked, yelling about personal stuff,” “vegetables” and “Controversial sexuality, intellectual provocation.”

So the audience will get that, and more. christenclifford.tumblr.com.

Christen Clifford has performed at Joe’s Pub, SoloNova/PS 122, HERE, Classic Stage Company, Irondale, cultureproject, and on The Moth mainstage. Her work has been seen at Bushwick SITE fest, Grace Exhibition Space, Postmasters Gallery and the Itinerant Festival. Her solo about maternal sexuality, ”BabyLove” premiered at the Mesto Zensk festival in Ljubljana and won Best of Fringe at The San Francisco Fringe Festival, and the Audience Award at the NYFF, and was named a pick of the week by New York Magazine and Time Out. Her writing has appeared in Salon, Smith Magazine, the Huffington Post and Truthdig. She won a NYFA for Nonfiction writing, was an interpreter in Tino Seghal’s This Progress at the Guggenheim and is the mother of Felix and Vera and partner to Ken.

Theater, Music
Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30pm
PEABOHEMIA: OLD SONGS
Conceived, composed/arranged, directed and performed by Stephen Peabody
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors
55 minutes

A fantasia both futuristic and nostalgic, PEABOHEMIA features the signature musical re-imagination of theater artist and screen actor Stephen Peabody. Presented as an on-demand, webcast cabaret, this moody yet witty blend of music, monologue and media melts borders between new & old, high & low, and recorded/live as it meditates on the phenomenon of recorded music and the machineries of taste. In OLD SONGS, the often austere and always sonorous Peabo takes pointed pleasure in performing reconstituted yet emotionally resonant takes on ‘70s and ‘80s pop, sometimes translated into other languages, or in a duet (or duel) with his recorded self.

STEPHEN PEABODY was an original member of Red Eye Theater in Minneapolis and moved to NYC in 1990 after the company was invited to perform at La MaMa and Theatre for the New City. Since then, he has worked with Lee Breuer, Mabou Mines, Lewis Klahr, Paula Mann, Todd Cerveris and Vicky Virgin, among others. Film credits include ONE TRUE THING and SHERRYBABY. Last year, he edited the English translation of “Theatrical Stories - from Living Room to Storefront”, published in Hungary, by the legendary Squat Theater's founding member Anna Koós. The interdisciplinary performance brand PEABOHEMIA was coined in 2010.

Dance
Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30pm
NYC10 Dance Initiative
$12 in advance (limit of 50)
$15 after initial 50 tickets sold and at the door

NYC10 is a unique dance project designed by NYC Dance Week, where 10 emerging dance companies/dance groups/dance troupes are given up to 10 minutes to showcase their work. It is a platform to expand and explore new repertoires or simply try something new. The First Performance date is February 22, 2012 at the Dixon Place, the NYC’s Experimental Theater in the lower east side. And thereafter the event takes place on every 4th Wednesday of each month, at the same venue, giving a unique opportunity to all those dancers/ dance companies craving to show their work and receive feedback on them.

Queer, Literature
Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm
Wicked Queer Authors
Curated by Marty Correia
$6

Dance, Theater, Music, Circus Arts, Queer
October 25th, 26th, and 27th at 10PM
The Orion Experience presents Children of the Stars
The Orion Experience is: Orion Simprini, Linda Horwatt, Reef Rox
$20 in advance, $25 at the door, $15 students / seniors
75 minutes

An immersive concert going experience, where you, the audience, will be thrust directly into the action of the music by The Orion Experience. Every song will be its own live music video where the audience will interact with the characters and creatures of our own intergalactic “space disco.” Using a combination of dancers, actors, acrobats, projections and lighting like you’ve never seen, this show will literally happen all around you.

The Orion Experience is an explosion of high-energy disco pop. Brothers of the Scissor Sisters, sons of the B-52’s and second cousins once removed of the Bee Gee’s, they count among their fans Perez Hilton, Rachel Ray and Lady Gaga.You may have heard their music on such shows as The Hills, iCarly, and David Letterman. They’ve toured across the country and are about to release their 4th studio album, entitled Children of the Stars.

Working alongside producer Ryan Bogner (David Byrne’s Here Lies Love - Williamstown; Yeast Nation - NYC Fringe Festival) and director Travis Greisler (The Who’s Tommy on Broadway; Scissor Sister’s Tales of the City), their next live show aims to change the concert going experience.

Theater, Music, Dance, Queer
Friday, October 26 at 7:30pm
Eschaton Cabaret
Written by Jody Christopherson, Libby Emmons, John C. Hume, Michael Niederman, Matthew Paul Olmos, Laura Butler Rivera
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors
70 Minutes

The end of the world is coming. Time to party. Join us for the Eschaton Cabaret, a fractured time capsule of devised performance anarchy. It's Berlin 1929. Outside the club, unrest brews and storm clouds threaten. But inside these smoke-stained walls is the most decadent time that pocket change can buy. Immerse yourself in a pan-sexual delight of music, dance, and acrobatics. Watch as an innocent gamine struggles to free herself from her lecherous benefactor. Marvel as idealistic students flirt with murder and danger. And at the end, if we’re lucky, we’ll all take a trip to the moon. The end of the world is coming, and we’ve saved you a seat. Let’s all get our eschaton on.

Jody Christopherson is a performer, writer. She has been awarded grants from Philadelphia Shakespeare, Bowery Arts and Sciences, commissions from Blue Box productions and the Exquisite Corpse Festival. Her work as an actress has been seen at: Ensemble Studio Theater (Snakeskin Suit by J. Holtham), The Humana Festival (22 Stories HIgh, The Spot by Stephen Dietz) , Classic Stage Company (The Seagull, The Tempest), The Brick Theater ( Crystal Skillman's Mrs. Perfect and the Unexpected Return of Evil), The Bushwick Starr (Trying, Dir. Lou Moreno), Bowery Poetry Club (Sticky, Eschaton Cabaret), Philadelphia Shakespeare (DIVE), Nebraska Rep (Crimes of the Heart) and more. She is the editor and creator of New York Theatre Review , an indie theater blog she began in 2010 while working under Brook Stowe as a script selector and developer for the NYTR print editions. Jody's writing has been featured on; Big Vision Empty Wallet , One Producer in the City, nytheater.com's Indie Theater Companion . Jody is a member of the Independent Theater Bloggers Association for which she is the coordinator of the Patrick Lee Awards. Co-Founder of Floating TRain Productions and Stagereads.com.

Movement-based performance art
Saturday, October 27 at 7:30pm
The hidden woods in the conversation by Husband PLUS
Spectral Findings by Claire Moodey
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors

Inspired by On the Marionette Theater by Heinrich Von Kleist, The hidden woods in the conversation is a distillation of material generated in response to the text and the following questions: Can we identify the kinds of self-consciousness elicited by specific tasks? What is the distinction between holding a carrot between your buttocks in front of an audience, in rehearsal, and in private? What can the experiments we perform for one another in rehearsal tell us about the construction of self and other and the politics of being seen?

~PLUS~

Spectral Findings, a theater concert, asks if seeing is believing, can we choose what to see? This experiment in chamber performance reanimates Goethe’s scientific findings on light and colors through Faust and “Die Erlkonig”, creating a passionate and poetic narrative essay in which colored shadows and chromatic aberrations leave gentle souls prey to the work of devil. In seeing, we fall. In falling we are transformed; visions shift. Mingling the intimate chamber music of Franz Schubert, scientific puppetry, and romantic devilry, Spectral Findings is constructed by Claire Moodey in collaboration with Jonah Rosenberg, Maxwell Cramer, and Abigail Lloyd.

Lounge, Comedy
Saturday, October 27 at 7:30pm
Stars over Paramus
With Joe Mauricio and Caroline Contillo
Free

Whether you're livin' on a prayer or livin' off the Jersey Turnpike, the comedy stylings of native New Jersians Joe Mauricio and Caroline Contillo are gonna be right up your alley. Jokes, stories and songs from the other side of the Hudson will have you pumping your fists.
Admission

Dance, Circus Arts, Burlesque
Monday, October 29 at 7:30pm
"No Holds Barred" Variety show
Curated by Cody Schreger with various performances by talent from former cast members who appeared in Cirque du Soliel, Fuerza Bruta, and more.
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors
60-80 minutes

The phrase " No holds barred" originated with the sport of wrestling and was taken to mean "no restrictions" on wrestling "holds". Come out and see what happens when professionals and students from the aerial, circus, theater and dance worlds give you their art "No hold Barred!" This variety night is guaranteed to be fun, inspiring, original and perhaps even shocking.

Cody Schreger is a NYC native performing artist, choreographer and instructor. She has worked with companies such as Cirque Dreams, the Metropolitan Opera, corporate clients such as Mercedes Benz , TV shows such as Law and Order and at the international circus festivals of Albacete, Spain and Latina, Italy. She also teaches ongoing aerial silks and Lyra classes in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For more info check out www.codyjs.com.

Theater, Art Revival Service
Sunday, October 28 at 11:30am
Secret City
$10 suggested

Part revival, part salon, part show, these monthly services feature performance, visual art, music, food & literature, designed to inspire, excite & invigorate the creative community of NYC. For more, go to thesecretcity.org.

Lounge, Music
Monday, October 29 at 7:30pm
Lindy Loo and the Lucky Fellers
Free

Linda Hill first made a name for herself in the field of improvisational and stand up comedy in San Francisco where she was in such groups as Spaghetti Jam, Femprov and National Theater of the the Deranged. Soon she struck out on her own as one of 8 women comics who were working in stand up at the time and she performed and became friends with such talents as Diane Amos (the "Pine Sol Lady"), Whoopi Goldberg, Marga Gomez, Tom Ammiano, Kevin Meaney and Robin Williams to name but a few. Her television appearances include "Comey Tonight" on PBS for three years, one as host; The "TV IQ Test" for which she won a California Emmy, ""Two Guys with Amazing Shorts" on HBO; "TWO DRINK MINIMUM" on Comedy Central; and "Nashville Now" on TNN.

Dance
Tuesday, October 30 at 7:30pm
Crossing Boundaries
Curated by Marcia Monroe
Featuring Svea Schneider, Regina Nejman, Tanya Calamoneri, Moeno Wakamatsu, Kathy Westwater
$12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students / seniors

Svea Schneider was born in Landau, Germany, and after attending the Iwanson School for contemporary dance, she moved to NYC to pursue her dancing career. In 2006 she received her Extraordinary Artist Visa for the U.S. and since then has been working as a dancer, choreographer and dance teacher. Svea has danced for Vissi Dance Theater, Hydroflo Movement and extensively toured the US and the UK with the all female hip hop company Decadancetheatre. Svea performed at such renowned stages as the South Bank Center in London, Liverpool Playhouse, B Supreme Festival, Bumbershoot and Jacobs Pillow. She has worked with artists such as Chris Cornell, Timbaland, Lil’ John and Lumidee and has danced for MTV TRL, BET, ABC Networks “The View”, Eska Music Video Awards and MTV India. She has danced in the Off-Broadway Shows Carnival Girls and Prince Williamsburg and was subject of a documentary series released in Germany in 2011. Svea is currently studying vernacular dance research and history at NYU’s Gallatin School for Individualized Studies and teaches at the PeriChild Program at the Peridance Capezio Center.

Regina Nejman grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and is based in New York City where she has been creating her own choreography since 1993 and founded Regina Nejman & Company in 1997. She has performed extensively both here in the United States and abroad, and received many grants and commissions including a Dixon Place Mondo Cane Commission in 2009- 2010. Nejman received her BA from SUNY/Empire State College in 1998. She taught dance at Princeton University, Wesleyan University, Harvard Summer Dance, NYU Common Hour Class, HAI, and LaGuardia PA High School, among others http://reginanejmancompany.blogspot.com

Moeno Wakamatsu was born in Tokyo in 1975, in a Jodoshu Temple in Asakusa. From an early age, she was classically trained in piano, and in youth as an architect. She worked in NYC as an architect and as a Feldenkrais teacher, while dancing. She left the architectural profession at age 27 to solely pursue dance theatre as a solo dancer. Her work exists outside of the art of ideas or concepts, and aims for direct communication in intensified time and space. A manifestation of an expression that is beyond physical movement, her work often perplexes ordinary dance categorization. www.moeno.com

A SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EVENT & COSTUME PARTY!

Variety Show, Circus Arts. Comedy, Queer Burlesque, Costume Halloween Party
Wednesday, October 31 at 7:30pm
Dandy Darkly's Variety of the Damned!
$15 in advance and in costume, $20 at the door

Starring Amber Martin, Amazing Amy Contortion Dancer, Ben Lerman, Carla Rhodes and Cecil Sinclair, Empress Olga and Backdoor Bjorn, Fein and Dandee, Jenny Lee Mitchell, Luck Y. Charming, Matt Knife, Randy Bush, Rod Sayegh and Teddy Turnaround. Hosted by Dandy Darkly with Hookah (Adam Tendler)

The sissy sorcerer of sex and death, Dandy Darkly invokes his Variety of the Damned! at Dixon Place on Halloween night! Celebrate with Dandy and his fiendish friends at a variety show unlike any other! Joining Dandy on stage will be the multiple-musical-personalities of Amber Martin, comedian songwriter Ben Lerman, rock and roll ventriloquist Carla Rhodes (with the dapper dummy Cecil Sinclair) and vaudevillian musicians Fein and Dandee with the brassy Jenny Lee Mitchell. Also stopping by will be the delightfully chaotic Empress Olga and Backdoor Bjorn, contortion dancer The Amazing Amy, handsome storyteller Rod Sayegh, hula-hooping hottie Randy Bush and dashing boylesque dancers, Teddy Turnaround, Luck Y. Charming and Mr. Matt Knife. And by Dandy Darkly’s side will be his ever-suffering valet and pianist, Hookah (Adam Tendler).

Dandy Darkly (Neil Arthur James) is America's favorite gay occultist and a storyteller of supernatural sleaze and homosexual horror. Dandy cut his teeth telling tasteless tales of terror at Stonewall and beneath the Dick Dock in Provincetown, but today the humble ghost lisperer books shows for nearly dozens of perplexed, perturbed patrons, hosting such esteemed venues as the Phantom Cabaret at the national Steamcon Convention in Seattle and Fire Island's infamous Meat Rack -- and even Dixon Place for their annual HOT! Festival. Dandy is ever so excited to be back at Dixon Place hosting his Variety of the Damned! with a few of his best fiends for Halloween!

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