Here are details about our next show:

Moment’s Notice

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Showtime: 8:00 pm
Tickets: $8-$15 (sliding scale)

Western Sky Studio
2525 8th Street, Berkeley


Brian Myers - emcee

Cheryl Leonard & Anka Draugelates – music

Kira Kirsch– dance

Kim Criswell & Krista Gullickson – physical theater

Divisidero Research Company (Lizz Roman, Ilka Szilagyi, Laura Stokes, Maica Folch, Nita Little, Aaron Jessup, Vitali Kononov, Xedex Olivas and Matthew Shyka) – dance

Rhonda Morton & Andy Strain – Music / physical theater

Rosemary Hannon & Vitali Kononov – dance

Brian Myers is a wonderfully quirky improviser who often emcee's and volunteers for Moment's Notice.

Cheryl Leonard and Anka Draugelates will perform on viola, voice, water and found natural objects. Anka is an improvising vocalist/musician who is visiting from Regensberg, Bavaria. Cheryl is a composer, performer, and improviser of music and interdisciplinary works. Her interests include finding and building instruments, working with natural materials, collaboration across artistic disciplines, and site-specific work. Many of her pieces explore very quiet phenomena and the intricacies of sounds not generally considered musical. She has been awarded grants from the ASCAP Foundation, Meet the Composer, and the American Composers Forum; and artist residencies at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Engine 27, and Villa Montalvo. Recordings of her music are available from Great Hoary Marmot Records, Pax Recordings, 23five Incorporated, Apraxia Records, Old Gold Records and the Lab. She's joining us fresh from a sound-collecting trip to Antarctica. Her website tells more: http://www.allwaysnorth.com

Kira Kirsch was born in East-Berlin and studied modern dance and pedagogy at the conservatory of Vienna. She was granted scholarships from t a n z p o o l and the Austrian Arts Council to deepen and further her movement studies and artistic activities. She studied with Frey Faust for seven years and is a certified Axis Syllabus instructor. Since 2004 Kira has led workshops in dance technique and contact improv througout Europe and California. Most recently she performed in works by Sara Shelton Mann(US), AVY K./Erika Tsimbrovsky(RUS), Pipaluk Supernova/Half Machine(DK), PARTS and Frey Faust's ABCD Collective(EU). This year she began collaborating with Hana Erdman. Dedicated to deconstructing aesthetics, critical movement research and finding through-and-through embodiment, they've presented their experiments at the 418 project in Santa Cruz and here at Moments Notice. (corpiliquidi.com)

Kim Criswell & Krista Gullickson are 2/3 of Imaginary Friends (the other 1/3 being Abhay Ghiara, whose participation in this performance is dependent on his ability to bend the time-space continuum while traveling in India this February. He's good, but he might not be that good...yet.) They have been practicing and performing improvised physical theater together for about a decade. Lately they've been experimenting with micro-performances: sequences of 1-5 minute improvised segments that build into a large, abstract, whole.

Divisidero Research Company: Under the direction of choreographer Nita Little, Divisidero Research Company (Lizz Roman, Ilka Szilagyi, Laura Stokes, Maica Folch, Nita Little, Aaron Jessup, Vitali Kononov, Xedex Olivas and Matthew Shyka) is an improvisational collective engaged in an overt practice of performance as research. They focus on building resonant webs of awareness derived from movement scores that direct and modulate attention. DRC is in its initial stage of development, investigating the embodied experience by which we know ourselves, one another, and the dance.

Rhonda Morton is a poet, performance artist, dancer and singer with a particular interest in improvisation in all those roles. Equally at home working as a soloist, as an ensemble member, or as a producer/performer, Rhonda uses the transformational power of creativity-in-the-moment, often integrating the audience and/or the site into performances. In 2005, she formed Alligator Mouth Improv, a multi-disciplinary improvisational collective based in Corning, NY. Browse their website for more information and videos: www.rhondamorton.com/alligator.html

Rosemary Hannon & Vitali Kononov: Nono Dance is a performance collective dedicated to conceptually, visually, and aurally framed improvisation. Formed by Rosemary Hannon and Vitali Kononov in 2007, Nono Dance investigates the somatic realms of dance performance. Nono’s improvisational work explores expanded awareness through non-doing. This authenticity in performance elicits a shared experiential field with the audience, offering somatic resonance and rich imagined non-linear narratives. (nonodance.info)


Welcome, Rosemary!

Rosemary Hannon is joining Katarina Eriksson and Kim Criswell as co-curator and co-producer of Moment's Notice -- after performing and helping out at many, many shows. Welcome, Rosemary.

We've booked Western Sky Studio for a Moment's Notice show on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 -- so save the date! We will announce the line-up of performers soon.

We're looking forward to bringing you another fun evening of mixed-genre improvisation!