In Studio Performances
In Studio Performances is a multi-disciplinary time-based arts series that presents artists working in both contemporary and traditional performing art forms — theater, dance, and music — from all over the world. We seek to develop an audience eager to experience, close-up, new works as they are being created and/or to see performances by acclaimed international performers whose artistry is not being presented by more traditional Bay Area venues.
We strive to make In Studio Performances an intimate and collegial experience by reducing the boundary between artist(s) and audience and by often sharing light food and beverages both before and after the performance. We encourage both pre- and post-performance interaction (where possible or appropriate) and informal dialogue between the artists and the audience.
Our ultimate goal is to create optimal conditions for artists to share their work in a supportive environment and with the tools needed to unleash their creative practice and produce performances that will have transformative power for both the artists and the audience.
VENUE FOR ALL PERFORMANCES: The Dresher Ensemble Studio in West Oakland (very near the Bay Bridge). The address will be provided with ticket purchase. Seating is limited – Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Tickets must be purchased in advance because of limited seating in the studio.
Both Eyes Open a fundraiser with concert performance and reception
Both Eyes Open is an experimental chamber opera currently in development by Brooklyn-based composer Max Giteck Duykers and Bay Area playwright Philip Kan Gotanda, featuring John Duykers (tenor), Kalean Ung (soprano), and Kelvin Chan (baritone). This staged reading is a fundraiser with concert performance followed by a catered reception.
Your support will make it possible to produce a fully staged production of the work.
Both Eyes Open has received support from The National Parks Service’s Japanese-American Confinement Sites Program, New Music USA, The JFunds Commission, the Brooklyn Arts Council, the New York State Council on the Arts, and individual donors.
Both Eyes Open explores the scarring that interned Japanese-Americans experienced during World War II and suggests paths toward healing. Combining physical theater, interactive audio and video, contemporary music and singing, extended vocal techniques, chanting, spoken word, and modern dance, Both Eyes Open revisits a pivotal moment in U.S. history and ethnic tensions that still resonate today.
When: Saturday, November 16, 2019 7:00pm
Support the Event ($25)
Support the Musicians $50 ($25 Ticket + $25 Donation)
Support the Singers $75 ($25 Ticket + $50 Donation)
Support Both Eyes Open ($25 Ticket + $75 Donation)
Donations: You can’t attend but would like to donate to Both Eyes Open
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WE HAVE IRÉ a new multidisciplinary theater piece by Paul S. Flores
WE HAVE IRÉ, by Paul S. Flores, explores the lives of Cuban artists, immigration and Afro-Cuban themes. Mr. Flores, an award-winning poet, playwright and performance artist, combines live Latin jazz and timba beats, dance, video, and spoken word to create this multidisciplinary theater piece.
Developed with jazz composer Yosvany Terry, DJ Leydis, choreographer Ramon Ramos Alayó and directed by Rosalba Rolón, WE HAVE IRÉ is a musical play about blessings, good fortune, balance, and destiny.
When: November 26, 2019 7:00pm
Tickets: General: $15