We're back!

Moment's Notice has been on a summer hiatus -- but we'll be back on Saturday, August 30. Same time, same place, same price as usual:


Western Sky Studio, in the Sawtooth Building, 2525 8th St., Berkeley
$8-$15 (sliding scale; tickets available at the door)

August performers:

Liz Boubion --dance
Edward Schocker & Suki O'Kane - music
Imaginary Friends (Abhay Ghiara, Krista Gullickson & Kim Criswell, in collaboration with Edward Schocker) -- physical theater
Nicole Richter & Pamela Marsh - dance with poetry & music
The Olimpias (Petra Kuppers and friends)- dance, etc.

About the performers:

Liz Boubion is a dance-theater artist who has performed locally doing both solo improvisation and collaborative work with choreographers Erick Kupers, Dawn Frank, Rowena Ritchie, Tara Brandell, Jez Lee, Ali Woolwich and Niel Marcus. In 1997 and 1998, Liz danced internationally with Frankfurt-based Vivienne Newport of TanzTheater, Pina Bausch, Estelle Clareton of Canada's Vertigo Danse, Petra Leher of TanzCo-Lab and with the Frankfurt Opera's Movement Chorus.

Edward Schocker creates music with found objects & made instruments. As a composer, his work spans genres and has been performed in Asia, Europe and North America. Google him and you'll be amazed... or just click here: http://www.composersforum.org/member_profile.cfm?oid=2915

Suki O'Kane is one of the founding members of the lo-fi sampling ensemble The Noodles (with Michael Zelner), plays percussion withMoe! Staiano's Moe!kestra! and Dan Plonsey. She works in partnership with House of Zoka, a live recording project that has documented over ten years of creative new music in the Bay Area, is an inveterate phonographer and since 2003 has been curating performances of live music and film, such as The Illuminated Corridor, a nomadic public art project that creates streetscapes of live experimental music and performative projection.

Abhay Ghiara, Krista Gullickson & Kim Criswell have been performing together as
Imaginary Friends, a physical theater improv trio, for around a decade. Their work is influenced by Abhay's and Krista's experience with Goat Island and other Chicago theater groups, as well as by intensives with Ruth Zaporah, Cassie Terman and others. Abhay recently collaborated with Edward Schocker in Bamboo Alley, a site-specific piece.

The Olimpias (Petra Kuppers and friends)
: Burning. Disability Culture Work in Progress. Petra's website describes this as a "performance / drama / movement / visual art / collaborative project."

Nicole Richter & Pamela Marsh will do a dance piece set to poetry by Pamela Marsh and music by Anoymous 4. You might remember Nicole from the many years she served as Axis Dance Company's co-artistic director and education director. As a dancer with Axis, she originated roles in commissioned pieces by Bill T. Jones, Stephen Petronio, Joe Goode, Joanna Haigood and Sonya Delwaide. She's been nominated for Izzy awards and been the recipient of several California Arts Council Grants.