This summer Yackez says farewell to their stage show of the last 4 years, before their upcoming residency commission at New York Live Arts! It is my pleasure and honor to join them in documenting rehearsals and performances, as well as learning about performance art through out our time together.
There are 2 shows happening this week and more! Check out Yackez at DANCENOISE's retrospective opening at the Whiteney Museum and come out their final performance at the 24th Annual HOT! Festival at Dixon Place. Join them in their farewell as they geer up for new adventure into their creative process at their New York Live Arts residency this fall/winter.
YACKEZ Larissa & Jon Velez-Jackson
KING TUT's WAH WAH HUT WED JULY 22, 2015 Location: Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater DANCENOISE will host a curated evening of performance featuring ten artists in the style of a variety cabaret show at the famed King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, as part of the exhibition DANCENOISE: Don’t Look Back. Performers will include The IIllustrious Blacks (Manchildblack and Monstah Black), Yackez, Julie Atlas Muz, Stanley Love Performance Group, Cold Steel Renegade, Mimi Goese and Ben Neill, Laurie Berg, Adrienne Truscott, Carmelita Tropicana, and Sarah Michelson. TICKETS HERE
Gallery at BRIC House Thursday JULY 23 : Workshop w Larissa Velez-Jackson THE PERFORMANCE STATE AS PRACTICE 3:00 PM-6:00 PM FREE MR@BRIC Process Labs are workshops facilitated by dance and movement-based artists to share their individual creative practice and process with peer artists and the general public. In this special summer series (in partnership with BRIC), they will explore how these practices interact with the spacious and dynamic public gallery space of BRIC House. Using Larissa Velez-Jackson’s performance practice, Star Crap Method, as a guide, this workshop employs (and blurs) speech, movement, looking, sounding, and writing. Practitioners will examine how these forms can relate to multiply making in real-time. With performance as a tool, we experience a state of being that annihilates the boundaries between perception, improvisation, and composition. Leaving room to create (or fail at) new skill sets. These labs are geared towards performing artists and anyone interested in movement exploration. This public program takes place in conjunction with the exhibition Clifford Ross: Water | Waves | Wood exhibition, which will serve as the stunning backdrop for this workshop.
THE DAUPHINE OF BUSHWICK PRESENTS : TYLER'S ROOFTOP BDAY DAY RAGE: Sat July 25, 3-11PM **$3 before 6 PM, $5 after 6 PM** YACKEZ performs 5 minutes of magic in the evening lineup around 8:30PM!!!! The best summer performance party in Brooklyn with SHOWS by a stellar lineup... All event info here!!!
HOT! Festival Dixon Place
Friday, July 31st at 7:30PM
Shared performance with Ashley R.T. Yergens from Minnesota. Performing with Yackez: Tyler Ashley, Laurie Berg, Antonio Ramos, and Liliana Dirks Goodman. Tickets and Infor Here
Photos from opening night at HOT!
Behind the scenes with Yackez