Austin Academy of Burlesque – Not My President’s Day


Date: February 20, 2017
Location: 2307 Manor Road, Austin, TX, United States
Location Websitehttp://vortexrep.org/

Event Description

Come see the tomorrow’s burlesque stars in their debut numbers at the Winter 2017 Student Showcase! See how much burlesque magic these students and performers can whip up in 6 weeks at the Austin Academy of Burlesque!

www.austinacademyofburlesque.org 

Organizers

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About The Organizers

The Austin Academy of Burlesque was created in 2008 by Jigglewatt co-founder, Coco Lectric. Coco began at the request of fellow performers to assist with choreography and character development. Soon audiences and aspiring performers wanted to learn the art of the tease, too, and the school was founded.

Rhinoceros Project – Skidmore College

Event Description

Produced by Rebecca Rovezzi and Zoe Lesser
Directed by Michael San Roman
Dramaturgy by Megan Muratore
With the guidance of Professor Cermatori of the English Department

In light of the current political climate, colleges and theaters across the country have staged readings and productions of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, known as “The Rhinoceros Project”. Rhinoceros is the story of how the people of a small town turn into rhinoceroses. The play confronts themes of fascism, mob mentality, and paranoia. In the Sommers room, we are staging this reading with the intent of exploring these themes further, and how to cope with and resist them. Following the reading, we will discuss the relevance of the play in the present, and what we can do to proceed with our rapidly changing government.

February 5, 2017 – Time:14:00 To 17:00
Location: Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY, United States

Website: https://tang.skidmore.edu/calendar/623-the-rhinoceros-project

Nasty Woman Holly Hughes on the NEA & Trump’s Defunding of the Arts

Here we go again with the plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting!

Republicans have been bent on demolishing these agencies since the first year of the Reagan administration. Because lots of this funding went to institutions and individuals across the country, the effort went nowhere. – Holly Hughes, “Holly Hughes strikes back at Trump’s defunding of the arts

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San Jose, CA – Sign Storm – 2/18/17


About the Event

SignStorm was an art installation intended as a peaceful act of resistance, a silent rally with signs instead of people.

On “Not My President’s Day” weekend, protest signs both new and used were laid out, flat, in the Circle of Palms Plaza next to the San Jose Museum of Art.

The purpose of this project was to provide an opportunity for everyone, regardless of their physical limits, to publicly express feelings about Trump as our president, our concerns about his chosen cabinet and administration, and fears for the resulting future of this country and our world.

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Riverside, CA – University of California, Riverside – 2/20/17


About the Event

In solidarity with hundreds of performance artists and activists nationwide, on President’s Day, UC-Riverside students came together to participate in “Bad and Nasty.” The creativity in artistic expression ranged from poems, spoken word, and political limericks to short plays, show tunes, and feminist dance. We are so proud of our students for making their voices heard. Special thanks to the Theatre, Film, and Digital Production Department for supporting Dr. Patrice Amon, Dr. Donatella Galella, and Dr. Annika Speer in producing this collaborative event.

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New Orleans, LA – The Front – 2/20/17


About the Event

As Mitch McConnell just said of Elizabeth Warren: “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”

In the spirit of persistence and creative resistance, The Front cordially invites you to celebrate Not My President’s Day at The Front on Monday, February 20, 2017 6-8 pm. Held in conjunction with the Bad Hombres and Nasty Women Performance Network, a nation-wide informal umbrella organization of artists responding freely and through a variety of platforms to the recent and unfolding political events in our country and hosted in a spirit of creative catharsis and solidarity, Not My President’s Day at The Front is a one-time event featuring new and improvisational outdoor performances, actions, interactions, protests, costumes, placards, puppets, and wearable art by local artists. All are welcome. Attendees are also encouraged to come in costume, with and without placards, but none are required. Admission is free. Bring your political ids, your wit and satire, and spirit of collegiality. Our regular exhibitions will also be on view in the galleries.

Guest artists include: Shannon Stewart, Ellery Burton, Sierrah Dietz, Kimmie Allen & Rick Snow; Artemis Antippas; puppeteer Sierra Kay; Jason Childers and David Hassell; Perry Leopard; Bennett Kirschner and others.

Event Photos

These are images of the performance “Tableaux Vivantes!” by Jason Christopher Childers and David Hassell.  In this participatory performance audience members are invited to choose from a set of hand made props and pose in protest in the green screen backdrop environment.  The piece was accompanied by and abstract soundtrack of vague protests and chants.

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Portland, OR – UnPresidented Acts – 2/20/17

Performance by Felicity Fenton – Photo by Kate Bredeson


Event Information

On February 20, 2017 Portland artists and activists gathered at Performance Works NorthWest/Linda Austin Dance for an evening of UnPresidented Acts. Dancer, artistic director, and choreographer Linda Austin curated the event, with drag artist Pepper Pepper as the evening’s host.

Over two dozen artists gathered to perform everything from monologues to poems to films to Weird Allan Kaprow karaoke to rage hair combing. At one point, the assembled group collectively called Trump Tower to fire the president-in-chief. The artist lineup included Honey LeFleur, Anna Vo and Ary Lavallee, Button Will, Carla Rossi, Pepper Pepper, Ken Yoshikawa, Linda Austin, Danielle Ross, Tere Mathern, Mike Treffehn, Jin Camou, Felicity Fenton, Cyndy Chan, Meg McHutchinson, Tamara Lynne, Katie Piatt and Mel Haywood, and Claire Barrera. The words of Audre Lorde, Zoe Leonard, and Eileen Myles were screened and read aloud. The event raised funds for three Portland local nonprofits: Q Center, Don’t Shoot Portland, and El Programa Hispano.

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