Come to Moment's Notice on April 18!

Hello, Friends!

We've got the studio and performers lined up for our next show -- and it's going to be another great one. Hope you can join us.

Moment’s Notice
Saturday, April 18, 2009
8:00 pm

Western Sky Studio
2525 8th Street, Berkeley, 94710


Cathie Caraker : dance
Cathleen Daly :
Kristen Greco :
Sara Kraft :
intermedia performance
Edward Schocker, Dylan Bolles, and Zachary Watkins :
Evan Specter & musical guest :
motion theater

Tickets available at door. For more info, email MomentsNoticeInfo (at) gmail.com


Cathie Caraker is a dance-maker, performer and teacher based in San Francisco. Her work has been presented at theaters including Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace at St Mark's Church and the New York Improvisation Festival, Amsterdam's Nestheaters and CounterPULSE. She recently completed the Artist-In-Residence program at CounterPULSE, where she created a new work in collaboration with Katarina Eriksson. Cathie has also collaborated with artists including Danial Lepkoff, David Beadle, Felice Wolfzahn and Gonnie Heggen. She says she's happy to be back at Moment's Notice.

Cathleen Daly writes poetry and fiction and performs now and then.

Kristen Greco is a SF bay- area based choreographer who investigates the layers of the body and psyche through somatics, improvisational movement, contemporary dance technique, and physical theater. Kristen has directed, performed, and taught internationally with The Carpetbag Brigade Physical Theater since 2000. She is a graduate of Moving on Center (2002) and teaches contact improvisation at festivals, studios, and universities. Kristen is currently serving as guest faculty at USF in San Francisco, CA.

Sara Kraft is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, director, writer, composer/vocalist and teacher who creates original work drawing from her eclectic background in theatre, dance, performance art, film/video, music, installation and site specific work. Her award winning work has gained acclaim for its integration of interactive media and live performance, fusing form and content in groundbreaking ways, weaving disparate non-linear narratives into evening length works, and often directly questioning our relationship to technology and the nature of live performance itself. In addition to making her own work, Kraft was one half of acclaimed multimedia performance collaborative Kraft + Purver (creators of REMOTE and WOODS FOR THE TREES). Her work has been presented in numerous venues and festivals including YBCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), the HERE American Living Room Festival (NYC) and the SF International Arts Festival. Her next evening length work has been commissioned by YBCA, where it will premiere in March 2010.

Edward Schocker is a composer who works mainly with made/found materials and alternate tuning systems. He holds an M.A. in composition from Mills College, where he studied with Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Curran, and independently with Lou Harrison. At Mills, Edward founded The Music For People & Thingamajigs Concert, the only annual event in The Bay Area devoted to music for made/found instruments and alternate tuning systems -- now in its eleventh year. His works are performed throughout the world. Many of his scores are available through Wolf Music Publications Ltd, and can be found in libraries in New York, Montreal, Amsterdam, and Tokyo. Edward was recently awarded The NEA/Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Fellowship to research Japanese musical instruments and tuning systems. For samples of his work, visit http://www.myspace.com/edwardschocker

Like final drops of water, Dylan Bolles, Zachary Watkins and Edward Schocker explore the boundaries of slowness where the mind starts and stops to recognize rhythm.

Evan Specter performs at what he calls "the intersection of unflinching yet unsentimental memoir, authentic physical impulse, and the demands of creating an engaging theatrical atmosphere while practicing conscious embodiment." He says that "Motion Theater, pioneered by the Bay Area's own Nina Wise, offers a narrow road to this Deep North of the Soul. When it's really working, you are there with me, tasting the bite of the apple and the squish of the worm." Evan, a ten year veteran of this improvised, physical form of autobiography, is a founding member of Tumbleheart, an ensemble that is performing on Solstice weekend. (See www.Tumbleheart.org for details.) His recent solo piece, 'There Be Dragons', received a parade of adulation at The Marsh.