NEW VOICES IN LIVE PERFORMANCE: CURATED BY ANNA BRENNER AND JESS K. SMITH

May 17 & 18 at 7:30pm
CPR
361 Manhattan Avenue

Tickets: $10 in advance or at the door (cash only)

New Voices in Live Performance is a curatorial program that invites artists to curate two-night shows at CPR–Center for Performance Research with a focus on experimental and innovative creative practices in dance, theater, and performance art.

Terra Incognita

A multi-disciplinary performance vacation created by Anna Brenner, Jess K. Smith, Gabriel Baron, Melissa Brown, Ross Cowan, Mike James, and Rachael Richman. This piece will invite its participants to be changed by the unknown. A journey from the present to the future, and around again. Post-show discussion on May 17.

Drawing from literary and visual sources that inspire us to examine the act of being present to the unknown, we come together as friends and frequent collaborators to explore and create a new performance that takes us all—creators and audience—on a journey, a vacation, from the predictable.  We strive to be precise, but open to improvisation; we strive to trust that presence is found in the unknown, real meaning is in the immaterial.

Created by Anna Brenner and Jess K Smith

Performers: Gabriel Baron, Melissa Brown, Ross Cowan, Mike James, Rachael Richman

Choreography: Yael Nachajon

Lighting Design: Yi Zhao

New Voices in Live Performance is generously supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and the Foundation for Contemporary Art.