Chez Bushwick 2Night Show: Artists in Residence

Chez Bushwick 2Night show presents works by their Artists in Residence.
January 26 & 27 at 7:30pm
361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn

Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at door (cash only)

Leslie Cuyjet: A Salient Theme

A Salient Theme aims to document life-long questions of identity, confuse and disrupt conventional narratives, and demonstrate the angsty, explosive, sensitive, pioneering excellence of the black woman.

performed by Leslie Cuyjet with Jessica Pretty

Lorene Bouboushian: extent of explosive lament

A somatic process of extricating my cultural conditioning and experience through voice, movement, and being-in-extremis. I confront my whiteness and my Armenian/Lebanese heritage, working class background and elite college education, kale salads and food stamps. I activate my body as an ever-liminal, ever-contentious site: I am the crier of doom and the insulated princess.

I’m putting my post-colonial, transnational, low-fat whiteness on sale.

Everything is thrown into relief, via a praxis that collaborates with the entire performance situation, sliding between our meta-political selves.

I seek a destabilizing exhumation of my power, my trauma.

performed and created by Lorene Bouboushian

image credit: Farrington Llewellyn

Nora Stephens: Untitled Together

Part social experiment and part dance musical, Untitled Together brings four New York strangers together to investigate and create in the wake of the 2016 election. Experimenting within improvisational singing, writing and movement structures we reflect on fears, anxieties and ultimately investigate systems to better communicate, create and move forward collectively and as individuals.

created by Nora Stephens in collaboration with Cecilie Beck Morris, Naomi Elena Ramirez and Eli Tamondong

image credit: Scott Shaw

stormy budwig

We are making a migration. The performance relies on layers of situations that overlap and contradict; on synchronicities that are staged and unstaged; on togetherness and solitude; on invisible landmarks; on action that oscillates between precarious and bold. Where are we going, how long will this take, why did we leave.