Dixon Place presents...
International Women Artists' Salon's
"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place"
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 showcase of women's performance, writing, and film/video.
Each month will have a theme linking the pieces showcased,
our third showcase with the theme 'Bridging', following the many facets of the IWAS mission.
We are also starting to honor an historical woman artist each showcase which will generate the theme of the showcase.
Historical Woman Artist honored:
Alice Guy-Blaché, considered the first woman filmmaker and director (a new movie is being made about Alice and her contributions to film)
-Dynamic evening of incredible new artistry by these amazing women!-
Jenny D. Green, host
Hiromi Abe -Brazillian music
Barbara Clark - Poetry
Annie Yan - Video
Jenny D. Green and Katherine O'Sullivan- Theatrical Reading
Blue Muse Dance NY - dance
The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. Proceeds directly support Dixon Place’s artists and mission.
161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002
(btwn Delancey and Rivington, west side of Chrystie)
Dixon Place is an Obie Award winning, Off-Off-Broadway New York City theater devoted exclusively to presenting original pieces of theater, dance, performance art and literature that are works in progress.
International Women Artists’ Salon is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural global organization of women making art in the world today. Music+Dance+Video+Film+Comedy+Theater+Writing+Visual Arts+Fashion+Architecture+Design+et al.
The Circle Bridge
The Circle Bridge is a new site-specific video performance that combines live choreography of Mayuna Shimizu's Blue Muse Dance and large-scale animated projections of Nathan Punwar to tell a story of interconnectivity, travel and history. Audience members follow their own distinct narrative as they walk the span of the 2810 foot Pulaski Bridge that connects Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Long Island City, Queens across the Newtown Creek.
Along their walk they encounter four separate projections and two unique performances that each tell a distinct part of their tale. Each element is integrally designed to give each viewer a unique all-encompassing visual, audio and physical experience.
The Circle Bridge is structured by six overlapping stories that are grounded in the history of the bridge, the neighborhoods that surround it and the communities that live and work there. The audience meets six distinct characters and they traverse time and space in interconnected loops. Projected photographs morph into large animations on warehouses then come to life as dancers on the bridge itself. The Circle Bridge takes place over six weekend nights in September 2013.
The exhibit of the mixed media pieces of Yuichi Sugai and the video art installations of Miho Morita,
and will be framed by music and dance performances on the opening and closing nights.
The opening night performance will feature the band Water Brain with a performance by Blue Muse Dance,
and also the closing night performance will feature the band Combat Jazz with Blue Muse Dance.
Photo: Choreographer/Dancer of Blue Muse Dance Mayuna Shimizu
-evening of nostalgic Japanese art & music
This exhibit entitled, Vigorous Showa, examines and commemorates a period of rapid growth and evolution in 20th century Japan. In Japanese history the Showa period represents the time of rapid social and economic growth that eventually established Japan as a world super power. This period is revered in Japanese history, since it followed many years of international and domestic upheaval including two world wars and the use of nuclear weapons that devastated the infrastructure as well as the spirit of many Japanese peoples. The period of Showa is often referred to as "Time of disturbance and turbulence." Vigorous Showa pays homage to this cherished time in Japanese history. A time in which the spirit and vitality was restored in the hearts of Japanese peoples.