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.
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
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.
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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.
RECENT CO-STAR IN "INSANITY" SHORT FILM, Produced by Tavares TheProducer Coleman of Famous TV and Moji Aiyekesubi, Producer and Host of "The Brandalyn Gill Show" on iHeart Radio, Producing Actress, Production Assistant, Speaker, Ghostwriter
Hmm....How to describe Ms. Brandalyn N Gill, Welll...She is "Something Else" as others would explain..Maybe from a galactic world other than here or...the Planet behind Pluto ! High School Graduate by 15, Sophomore in College by 17. Published Author and HISD Endorsed Motivational Speaker by 18,Professional Ghostwriter by 19,Actress, Screenwriter, She has had an interesting life to say the least.... And has now come full circle after seven years of "silence" to be your favorite "ankle-biting" activist for all things conspiratorial and inspirational. Founder of RebEarth Productions and The Brandalyn Gill Show on iHeartRadio; Production Assistant to Eileen Morris, Artistic Director of the Ensemble Theater's 41st Season of Celeste Walkers Sassy Mamas; Ms. Brandalyn Gill-Can't live with her, can't live without her..."mastermind of motivation" Sold over 3000 copies of her book; formatted; designed; marketed; produced; mass marketed; under her own publishing label...Illumination Literary
Producer of the hot and spicy variety show on IHEARTRADIO from Anchor to SPREAKER RADIO in 2 months! Marketing artists and business by donation; see how here! Currently the main coordinator for a mental illness and crises awareness event to needing sponsors and funding ! ALSO just became booked by the MD Anderson YMCA to "poetry busk" for their entire 2018-2019 sports season! Click here to learn more!
Recently CO-STARRED in "INSANITY" short film written/produced by Moji Aiyeskusibe. Production Assistant to Eileen Morris of the Ensemble Theater Houston for the Production of Sassy Mamas !
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
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