Performance Art

Letters to Akilah

Performative lecture by ASP artist Regina Agu in response to the work of late poet Akilah Oliver

Letters to Akilah is a performative lecture by artist Regina Agu in response to the work of late poet Akilah Oliver. Agu's first encounter with Oliver's work was the poetry collection "A Toast in the House of Friends," which includes the essay "The Visible Unseen" that has served as a contextual home for Agu for many years. The program will include a range of responses to Oliver's work, including texts, readings, images, and sound.


When:
Jun 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
Free
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All Access Art Show Summer 18

Artist, Houston

Join
us for the All Access Art Show Summer '18 edition at The Health Museum.
Come experience a night of creativity, entertainment, and experience
the amazing energy we bring to these events. The #Biorhythm
Music and Body exhibit will be open for your enjoyment throughout the
night. Over 20+ Visual Artist and vendors will be showcased at this
event.

When:
May 25, 2018
Cost:
General Admission $25 VIP $40
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:

Voices of Color Open Mic: A celebration of Houston Writers

JOIN US FOR AN OPEN MIC CELEBRATING THE VOICES OF HOUSTON’S WRITERS OF COLOR!

Whether poets or prose writers, playwrights or young adult authors, Houston-based writers of color have roots around the country and globe and work in every conceivable genre, style, and across languages. If you identify as a writer of color, bring your fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and everything in-between to read on the Voices of Color stage! Fuente Collective is co-hosting this event with Adrienne Perry, who will be the evening's emcee. 

INFO: This event is free and open to the public. Open mic signup will start at 6.30 pm on the night of the event. Get there early to secure a 5-minute spot. 

WHAT TO READ: Anything. In any language. Bring your poems about Peter Pan, flash fiction about encounters with feral kitties, essays imparting visions of love and world peace, or the newest pages in your YA novel. The field of possibility is wide open, so read work that speaks your truth and share what inspires you. 

WHAT NOT TO READ: We will not tolerate readings that are racist, sexist, ableist, or contain hate speech against any minority groups. We reserve the right to end any reading with material or themes we deem unacceptable for these or other reasons. 

ABOUT ADRIENNE PERRY
Adrienne Perry grew up in Wyoming and earned her MFA from Warren Wilson College in 2013. From 2014-2016 she served as Editor of Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts. Adrienne has received a Hedgebrook residency, is a Kimbilio Fellow, a member of the Rabble Collective, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, Black Warrior Review, Indiana Review, Tidal Basin Review, and elsewhere. She is at work on a novel and a collection of essays.
When:
May 9, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:

Screen Dance

A weekend-long intensive video dance workshop exploring site-responsive experimentation through the interdisciplinary process of mixing body movement and film together in Houston.

Led by the Las Girls Collective, Daniela Antelo and Brenda Cruz-Wolf, the participants will collaborate to create work in an immersive environment in various Houston locations as the urban landscape for movement and filmmaking. This workshop will be open to all community members- ranging from filmmakers, choreographers, dancers, visual artists or anyone interested in the art of collaboration.

The workshop will include:

     Introduction of screen dance, watching and examining contemporary films and talking through what makes screen dance successful.
     Exploring and encouraging a dialogue about what motivates and inspires us as makers, artists and creatives.
     Encourage participants to talk about their lives, creative experiences and practices as a tool to fuel art-making.
     Discuss different approaches to structuring a work.
     Engaging in a free-flow of ideas and what ‘feels right’ in movement, choreography and filmmaking.

The emphasis of this workshop will be to create a visual story on film, based on the experiences and responses of site-specific performances.  The versatility of video allows to reach a vast range of audiences, putting Houston and Houston artists at high exposure. Our goal as a collaborative is to introduce screen-dance as another facet of interdisciplinary arts within Houston. We want to share our passion and bring forth new ideas about collaborative art making.

SIGN UP AT WWW.LASGIRLSCOLLECTIVE.COM/SCREENDANCE


Due Date: May 25, 2018
Contact Name: Brenda Cruz-Wolf
Phone: 6265364915
Fee: Free
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BABYLON: We the People


BABYLON: We the People deals with socio-political issues that affect society today, and it is essentially these issues being addressed from the youth's point of view; as to why things like the student walkout (which occurs the day after our show) will be addressed and directly tie into the walkout itself.  A big canvas banner made for the walkout will be on display for the rest of the show. This is the first art show of its kind to be this politically charged, especially with all the students involved. This is in collaboration with two other artists in terms of visual art, and 7 other in terms of performance (including poetry, dance pieces, and sound pieces. The performance aspect of it will last for roughly 20 minutes after the doors open at 3:45.

When:
Apr 19, 2018 to Apr 24, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:45 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
7:50 - 4:00
Tuesday Time & Price:
7:50 - 4:00
Thursday Time & Price:
3:45 - 6:00
Friday Time & Price:
7:50 - 4:00
Location:

Plus Fest

The Everything Plus Poetry Festival

Second Annual Plus Fest To Feature Spoken Word Poetry 

“Plus” Art and Entertainment from around the U.S.

Houston’s only arts festival highlighting spoken-word poetry includes performances by National Poetry Slam Champion and MC  G. Yamazawa, Houston Poet Laureate D.E.E.P, Hip-Hop recording artist Dee-1, and many more.

Houston, TX  – Following last year’s inaugural success, Plus Fest returns this May with its unusual mix of “everything plus poetry.” This innovative, one-day festival provides a platform for nationally renowned spoken-word artists and poets to fuse their work alongside and in collaboration with local visual artists, videographers, DJ’s, musicians plus more.  

Plus Fest features live performances by Hip-Hop recording artist Dee-1, National Poetry Slam Champion and MC  G. Yamazawa, Houston Poet Laureate D.E.E.P. (recording a Live Podcast of Drawl with Donney Rose and Desiree Dalliagiacomo), Two Dope Yogis, Bayou City Brass Band with Seven the Poet, NOT A CULT Authors Matthew Cuban and Alyesha Wise, Grown Up Story Time, Marlon Lizama, plus Tim Woods.

The event will take place May 19th from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m. between two locations, the Buffalo Bayou Partnership 1019 Commerce Street Houston, Texas 77002 and The Sanders for the (after party) 3411 Preston Houston, Texas.  Day passes are $30, Plus Passes (VIP and After Party) are $50, and After Party passes are $20. Tickets are available now for purchase through EventBrite or plusfest.net

When:
May 19, 2018 to May 20, 2018
Kids under 12 free.  No drugs, drinking under 21. 
Cost:
30
Time:
1:00 pm to 2:00 am
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
1:00 pm $30 | V.I.P. $50
Event Type: 

12 Minutes Max!

Presented by the DiverseWorks Artist Advisory Board

12 Minutes: The maximum amount of time for a perfect hard-boiled egg. And the maximum amount of time given to each performer. 12 Minutes Max!

 

Join the DiverseWorks Artist Advisory Board and friends for two evenings of new, experimental, and unusual performances, each 12 minutes or less.

 

With a different line-up each night, this fast-paced, high-energy event features performance art, dance, music, sound, spoken word, and more.

 

PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE – $15 SUGGESTED PRICE: https://matchouston.org/events/2018/12-minutes-max

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 29

Anisa Boukhlif + Siri Cyan
Devin Kenny
Evan McCarley
New Factories
S Rodriguez + Sara Balabanlilar

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 30

Megan Easely, Veronica Salinas, Rebecca Novak and Rachel Orosco
Harrison Guy with Walter Hull
Yue Nakayama with Ronnie Yates
Gee Okonkwo and The Healers
TAME, The Aspiring Me

 

When:
Mar 29, 2018 to Mar 30, 2018
Cost:
PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH - $15 suggested
Time:
8:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
8 PM - PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH
Friday Time & Price:
8 PM - PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH
Event Type: 

CounterCurrent18 - Patronas y Conductas by Elia Arce


Elia Arce
Patronas y Conductas
A play on Spanish words “patrones y conductas,” literally translating to “patterns and behaviors,” but in the feminine form, Patronas y Conductas, addresses the norms imposed by employers in work settings.

DATE / TIME / SITE(S)
Ticketed performances:
Fri 4/13/18–Sat 4/14/18
8pm

Transart Foundation for Art and Anthropology
1412 W. Alabama Street
Houston, TX 77006

ABOUT THE PROJECT
Performance / 60 Minutes

International performance artist and UH alumnus, Elia Arce, will collaborate with Houston community members to create a new work in response to the exhibition and ethnographic art project, Contemporary Casta Portraiture: Nuestra “Calidad” by Chicana artist and UH faculty member, Delilah Montoya. Arce’s performance and student workshop, along with Montoya’s exhibition, address the “New World global community paradigm” and deal with themes of identity, colonial power struggles, family history, the optic-unconscious, and biogeographic ethnography. A play on Spanish words “patrones y conductas,” literally translating to “patterns and behaviors,” but in the feminine form, Patronas y Conductas, addresses the norms imposed by employers in work settings.

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TRANSART FOUNDATION FOR ART AND ANTHROPOLOGY

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Elia Arce is an artist and cultural activist working in a variety of media including performance, experimental theater, film/video, writing, spoken word, and installation. She is the recipient of the J. Paul Getty Individual Artist Award and has been supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Durfee Foundation, and was a 1999 nominee for the Herb Alpert/CalArts Award in Theater.

Since 1986, she has been creating, writing, and directing experimental theater works in collaboration with HIV positive immigrants in Houston, breast cancer workers in Washington, DC, housekeeping staff in Banff, Canada, and the homeless of LA’s Skid Row.

In 1993, she created her first full-length solo, I Have So Many Stitches That Sometimes I Dream That I'm Sick. In 1995-96, she toured with her second solo, Stretching My Skin Until It Rips Whole. Her newest solo work, First Woman on the Moon, was featured at the First International Latino Theatre Festival (LA) and at the First Performance Art Festival (Chile). A dual citizen of Costa Rica and the United States, Arce is based in the California desert.


ABOUT
CounterCurrent is a free festival of performance, installation, and ideas. Presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, CounterCurrent includes audio and visual installations, live performances, talks, and participatory events by artists from around the world. From large-scale spectacle to intimate interaction, CounterCurrent projects represent the range of ways we view each other and the city around us. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is part of the University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.

CounterCurrent18 Box Office is run by MATCH-Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston and events take place all over the city. 

INFORMATION
FREE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE MARCH 19, 2018. FOR THE FESTIVAL LINEUP, VISIT WWW.COUNTERCURRENTFESTIVAL.ORG.
When:
Apr 13, 2018 to Apr 14, 2018
A play on Spanish words “patrones y conductas,” literally translating to “patterns and behaviors,” but in the feminine form, Patronas y Conductas, addresses the norms imposed by employers in work settings.
Cost:
Ticketed
Time:
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
8pm
Saturday Time & Price:
8pm
Location:
Event Type: 

CounterCurrent18 - Kinswoman by Karina Aguilera Skvirsky (Performance)


Karina Aguilera Skvirsky
Kinswoman
Exploring cultural transformations through art, Skvirsky creates work around the concepts of racial genealogy and family traditions. Existing at the intersection of history and collective memory, Kinswoman delves into stories of migration and transitory existence from a distinctly female perspective.

DATE / TIME / SITE(S)
Screenings
Tue 4/10/18–Sun 4/15/18
Screenings daily at 2pm or by appointment

Performance + Screening (ticketed)
Thu 4/12/18
7:30pm

Aurora Picture Show
2442 Bartlett Street
Houston, TX 77098

NOTES
To request a screening of The Perilious Journey of María Rosa Palacios/El peligroso viaje de María Rosa Palacios outside of published hours, please email magsamen@aurorapictureshow.org.

ABOUT THE PROJECT
Screening / 35 Minutes

Performance + Screening / 60 Minutes

An exhibition and performance by multi-disciplinary artist Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Kinswoman is comprised of daily screenings of the short film The Perilous Journey of María Rosa Palacios/El peligroso viaje de María Rosa Palacios and a one-night-only Spanish language performance The Poems My Mother Recited/Los poems que declamaba mi mamá. Exploring cultural transformations through art, Skvirsky creates work around the concepts of racial genealogy and family traditions. Residing at the intersection of history and collective memory, Kinswoman delves into stories of migration and transitory existence from a distinctly female perspective.

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AURORA PICTURE SHOW

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Karina Aguilera Skvirsky is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in photography, video, and performance. In 2015, she was awarded a Fulbright grant and a Jerome Foundation grant to produce The Perilous Journey of María Palacios, a performance-based film that premiered in the 2016 Cuenca Biennale curated by Dan Cameron.

Skvirsky's work has been exhibited internationally in group and solo shows including: The Deutsche Bank, NY, NY (2018); Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY (2017); The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Philadelphia, PA (2016); Hansel & Gretel Picture Garden Pocket Utopia, NY, NY (2014); DPM Gallery, Guayaquil, Ecuador (2014); Instituto Cervantes, Rome, Italy (2013); The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ (2013); Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, NY, NY (2013); Scaramouche Art, NY, NY (2010); Galeria Proceso, Cuenca, Ecuador (2009); The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT (2007); and others.

She has received grants from National Association of Latino Arts & Culture (NALAC), San Antonio, TX (2018), The New Jersey State Council in the Arts in photography (2015), The New York State Council on the Arts, Film and Electronic Arts, NY (2010), Urban Artist Initiative, NY, NY (2006), Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ (2006), and others.

Skvirsky is an Associate Professor of Art at Lafayette College, Easton, PA. and an MFA faculty member at The New School, Parsons School of Design, NY, NY.


ABOUT
CounterCurrent is a free festival of performance, installation, and ideas. Presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, CounterCurrent includes audio and visual installations, live performances, talks, and participatory events by artists from around the world. From large-scale spectacle to intimate interaction, CounterCurrent projects represent the range of ways we view each other and the city around us. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is part of the University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.

CounterCurrent18 Box Office is run by MATCH-Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston and events take place all over the city. 

INFORMATION
FREE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE MARCH 19, 2018. FOR THE FESTIVAL LINEUP, VISIT WWW.COUNTERCURRENTFESTIVAL.ORG.
When:
Apr 12, 2018
Exploring cultural transformations through art, Skvirsky creates work around the concepts of racial genealogy and family traditions. Existing at the intersection of history and collective memory, Kinswoman delves into stories of migration and transitory existence from a distinctly female perspective. 4/10-4/15
Cost:
Free | Ticketed 4/12
Time:
7:30 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
Screenings daily at 2pm or by appointment
Wednesday Time & Price:
Screenings daily at 2pm or by appointment
Thursday Time & Price:
Ticketed, 4/12 7:30pm
Friday Time & Price:
Screenings daily at 2pm or by appointment
Saturday Time & Price:
Screenings daily at 2pm or by appointment
Sunday Time & Price:
Screenings daily at 2pm or by appointment
General Categories: 


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