Underpinnings at House of Yes.

House of Yes‘ recent fine art and performance art showcase, “Underpinnings” curated by Lauren Xandra and Rusty Van Riper focused loosely around the idea of “peeling” or multiple selves. The night was a success in many areas, including body control (choreography), preparedness, and flow of the night, while maintaining a heavy emphasis on dance and collaborative showcase. Highlights of the evening included “If Peeled…,” (choreographed and directed by Lauren Xandra) consisting of male and female dancers exploring the shapes and motions of bodies solo and en masse, followed by a perpetual motion chair piece performed by Pam Weiss and Laura Alexander titled, “Rise and Fall” (choreographed by Charlotte Hendrickson), “R(o/a)m” (choreographed by Claire Baum) and the surprisingly funny final piece, “Self Love Next to You” which consisted of siblings (Carolyn Ellis, Andrew Ellis) having a mock spat at the dinner table, complete with on tempo knife and fork fight. Take a look at some photos from the night below and see more here.

THE WEEKEND: SEPT 23-25.

KRONOS QUARTET: Awakening: A Musical Meditation on the Anniversary of 9/11

Part of the 2011 Next Wave Festival
Sep 21—24, 2011 at 7:30pm 

Pioneering contemporary music ensemble Kronos Quartet (More Than Four, 2007 Next Wave) returns to BAM with a heartfelt program comprising 12 compositions—including works by Michael Gordon, Terry Riley, Osvaldo Golijov and Gustavo Santaolalla, and John Oswald—plus gripping arrangements of traditional songs from around the globe. This stirring collection of works reflects upon those instances where traditional language fails us, and music steps in to restore what violinist David Harrington refers to as “equilibrium in the midst of imbalance.”

Read the full program here.

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Upcoming Classes.

Learn to draw on rocks and print from them! This class will introduce the art of stone lithography starting with the basics. You will be guided step by step through the process of creating a lithograph. You will learn how to prepare your stone, how to use drawing materials, how to use a press, how to prepare your paper, and how to produce your very own edition of prints. Led by Devraj Dakoji.The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 West 39th Street 3rd Floor
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6 Thursdays, 6:30-9:30p
$300 members/$340 nonmembers
212-563 5855
info(at)efanyc.org

THE CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS:

Always lots of amazing options at CBA but here’s a couple of my upcoming favorites.

Adhesives, Size and Varnishes: A Cooking Class
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 During this workshop we will focus on making traditional adhesives from scratch and then use them. With Karen Gorst, May 7.
Hot Stamping and Guillotine Training for Binders: Get trained to use the Center’s motorized guillotine paper cutter and our hot stamping equipment in one three-hour workshop.With CBA Staff, May 17. z
Sound and Light: This course devotes two days to making a book with Direct Current (DC) electricity. With Hooshang Partovi, May 21-22.
Panorama Concertina: Students will learn to make an accordion book with a series of floating panels. With Alice Austin, June 18.
Paper Marbling: This course will teach the basics of water-based (Turkish) paper marbling using acrylic and tempera paints. With Lauren Rowland, June 25 – 26. 

The Center for Book Arts 
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10001
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