Moment's Notice returns!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

8:00 p.m.

Western Sky Studio
2525 8th St.
Berkeley, CA 94710

$8 - $15 sliding scale admission

Performances by:

Aurora Josephson & friends : music

Cathie Caraker : dance

Evan Specter & friends : theater

Katarina Eriksson : dance

Eric Glick Rieman : music

Sten Rudstrom : theater

Valerie Smith & Stuart Phillips : dance

...And perhaps a surprise or two...

re's a little more detail:

(May 11 update: Eric & Sten cancelled. But there's good news: Evan Specter & friends will perform Motion Theater, a form created by Nina Wise. We've also got other another musician lined up; more info to come.)

Bay Area music improv legend Eric Glick Reiman will be playing prepared rhodes piano... (Click on his name: it links to his MySpace page with YouTube video & music samples.)

Katarina Eriksson, back again from Sweden and from the EarthDance E/merge Festival, will be dancing. Katarina coproduces and is cofounder of Moment's Notice. She also teaches dance and improvisation, tours with Hoppalappa Postfolki Tanziteatteri in Sweden, and performed at the SF Fringe Festival with Rowena Richie's LandEscape, a dance theater piece based on Michael Pollan’s texts.

Cathie Caraker is an international dance artist and teacher. Her solo performance work has been presented in NYC by Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace at St. Mark's Church, Movement Research at the Judson Church, University Settlement House and the New York Improvisation Festival, and elsewhere in N. America, Europe, Argentina and Brazil. She was recently Artist-in-Residence at CounterPULSE in San Francisco, where she premiered a new work in collaboration with Katarina Eriksson. (Photo by Frank Revi.)

Katarina and Cathie never fail to mesmerize. Often, they collaborate (like when they teamed up for a residency at CounterPulse to produce ANIMoid.) This time, they're each dancing solo... unless another inspiration strikes. In any case, this is going to be good!

Also dancing for us: Valerie Smith & Stuart Phillips.

Sten Rudstrom lives in Berlin now, teaching and performing Action Theater, a form of physical theater improvisation. So, this is a rare chance to see him. His work is edgy and often exquisite. Maybe you've seen him on past visits, or when he was a Bay Area resident; before he moved to Europe, he did many solo shows, collaborated with Cassie Terman at Moment's Notice and elsewhere, and also performed with InkBoat.

And... of course, it's improv, and it's Moment's Notice, so there are always surprises.

See you there!