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“Sound Bath House is a queer donation-based sound bath expirence lead by Caleb Kruzel. Utilizing a variety of acoustic healing instruments, each session is an opportunity for participants to lay down/ open/ relax/ meditate/ visualize/ and feel deeply. SBH is a supple invitation to practice self-care and connect with others while cradled the soft womb of Otion Front Studio.”
Sharleen Chidiac is a Brooklyn-based artist working in performance, choreography, film, and music. Influenced by Butoh and Gaga movement practices, Sharleen's choreographic style is distinctive for its intuitive understanding of the sensation and pleasure found through the moving body. Based on her studies in dance/movement therapy, Sharleen's research aims to develop a kinethestic awareness that can be used as a tool for healing the mind and body. She is interested in the function and expression of the body in everyday movement, how one's habitual movement behavior can transform through performance.
As Otion Front's October Artist-in-Residence, Sharleen's new solo work titled 'Metonymy of a Fragmented Self' explores the disappearance and memory of the self in performance. This performance is an interpretation of research ranging from Western philosophy to confessional performance art.
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Three Erotic Meditations with LA Warman (8-9pm)
Sept. 10 Sept. 17th Sept. 24th
For one hour, participants will be led through a sensory experience that seeks to unlock non-rational knowledge. It is erotic in the sense that it centers on bodily learning and releasing logical control of the mind. The meditations are not group sexual experiments, but rather focus on the centering power of holding oneself. Participants are welcome to come to one or all of the sessions. For more information or to RSVP contact L.A.Warman@gmail.com .
Destiny was raised in Maryland, in a Black suburban enclave of Washington DC. A mover and a dancer from an early age, she was trained in ballet through childhood to adolescence , and continued to practice and enjoy movement. In 2009, she moved to New York to attend Parsons school of Design, and has since resided in Brooklyn. As an artist she integrates many disciplines to explore speculative futures and project her own consciousness onto reality to produce criticality’s and investigate the Self. Her interests and foci are wide, she takes advantage of her art and design disciplines to articulate, to understand, and problem solve the world around her.
OFSAIR presents: The Rise and Fall of the Huxtable family by Nile Harris
‘The Rise and Fall of the Huxtable Family’ is a performance created and performed by Nile Harris brought to you live and in living color (but not produced by NBC). It’s a personal investigation of broken black identity, the faults of syndicated television and the demands to perform your identity. If in 2014, Raven Symoné can claim she’s not African-American, then what am I? Tune in to see.
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Jes Nelson is a Brooklyn based artist, entrepreneur, dancer, performer and choreographer. Her lifelong exposure to the wild fluctuation of dance instruction ranging from rigid ballet to deep subconscious throttle jams have lead her to develop a new piece as part of the Otion Front Studio Residency program where she has spent the last month in studio.
In ‘The club can’t even handle me right now’, Jes Nelson provides us with a particular lens into the dramatic structure of the dance space while portraying the dynamic function of the body in group movement. A cast of 15 performers lead you through a ballet where the camera is prima ballerina and you are in class.
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January Artist-in-Residence Jake Dibeler presents "Lady Macbeth", a solo devolution.
*830 pm , one show only*
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Jake Dibeler's performances are a self-reflexive regurgitation of pop culture, queer body politics and death fantasies, an uneasy interplay between humor and horror. His works are scenes of self-portraiture enacted by several characters, often employing diaristic spoken word musings, pop songs, prosthetics, props, and blood. His work as been shown at MoMA PS1, MoCA Los Angeles, and ICA Philadelphia (and also in Europe darling).
The showcase is a modular play including poetry and song. The scenes deal with lewdness, numbness, customer service and gyration.
A month long collaboration between two friends.
The showcase will be on August 30th with two showings ______________________________________________________________
Maya Martinez is a writer, artist, and dancer currently residing in Baltimore. Her writing and object making deal with personal mythology, cruelty, traps, and entertainment. Maya has been a dancer at a club in baltimore for two years now and is invested in sex workers rights. Her current focus has been directed towards reality tv dialogue and small acts of passive cruelty. She recently returned from a poetry tour through Asheville, Atlanta, Durham, Raleigh, and Richmond. Maya is currently in a group show at In Lieu Los Angeles and has an augmented reality video in the upcoming book Shared curated by Molly Soda and Sara Sutterlin.
Alexa West is an artist living in Brooklyn. West recently graduated from Cooper Union’s School of Art and trained at the Martha Graham Program from 2011-2013. Her work explores sculptural and dance installations. Alexa finds value in culture systems, humor and industrial design.
Otion Front Studio resident Tiffany Nicole Clark presents AMEN - an immersive Apocalyptic Initiation Experiment.
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ENTRY INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD THROUGH A PSYCHOLOGICAL PROCESS - INDUCED THROUGH MOVEMENT, SOUND, AND SURRENDER.
THE BIBLICAL BOOK OF REVELATION, TOLD BY THE APOSTLE JOHN, DESCRIBES THE APOCALYPSE - THE END OF THE WORLD AND THE REVEALING OF THE DIVINE MYSTERIES.
"AMEN" ESCHEWS PARANOIA FOR A PARADIGM OF PROPHETIC PRONOIA AND EXPLORES THE APOCALYPSE AS A PERSONAL PROCESS OF INITITIATION, THROUGH WHICH BOTH THE FUTURE OF THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY IS TRANSFIGURED AND UNVEILED.
THE WORD "AMEN" IS A SUBMISSION TO THIS HIGHER INTELLIGENCE, AND SIGNIFIES DIVINE CONFIRMATION.
"AMEN" COMES AT THE END OF EVERY PRAYER, OR COMMUNICATION WITH THE HIGHER SELF, BECAUSE IT DUALLY REPRESENTS BOTH AN END, AS WELL AS THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING NEW. IT MARKS THE SPARK OF MANIFESTATION -
THE MOMENT THE COSMIC MATCH IS STRUCK.
IN THIS MOMENT, ONE RECOGNIZES THE SUSPENSION OF ONE'S BEING ACROSS THE CHASM THAT LIES BETWEEN ASKING AND RECEIVING. THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL.
IT IS WITHIN THIS DARKNESS THAT ONE MAY CONTACT THEIR DEEPEST SHADOWS, AND WELL AS THEIR HIGHEST ANGELIC NATURE.
JOHN DESCRIBES SEVEN SEALS THAT SECURE THE GREAT SCROLL IN HIS VISION OF THE END. THE SCROLL CONTAINS SECRET INFORMATION KNOWN ONLY TO GOD UNTIL ONE IS FOUND WORTHY TO OPEN IT AND LOOK UPON THE CONTENTS.
"AMEN" REPRESENTS THE ONE WHO ENCOMPASSES THE END IN THEIR BEING. "AMEN" IS ONE WHO HAS UNLOOSED THE SEVEN SEALS WITHIN THEMSELVES AND COME INTO UNITY -BOTH HUMANITY'S ULTIMATE AND ITS UNDOING, WHERE EXPANSION AND COLLAPSE EMBRACE LIKE EARTH AND SKY.
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Tiffany Nicole Clark is a New York based producer, performer, reader, and channeler. As a practicing practical occultist and devotee to Lilith, her works seek to elevate the Divine Feminine principle, exploring conscious evolution, reality selection, and self-remembering as vehicles for fifth-dimensional ascension. She is 1/2 of the visceral duo DARK SISTER and performs solo as UNSAY.
A performance conceived by Jerome AB through the Otion Front Studio Residency during the month of May
Sebastian, Tell Aware is an exploration into the reversal of one’s attachment to the grief behind, before and after the death of a loved one.
To detach from the inability to let go is to reaffirm the love that has existed
to remain in existence.
This performance functions as a five-part play, a mental map framed by the five stages of grief.