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Western Sky Studio
2525 8th St., Berkeley, CA 94710
Gray de Young & Andy Water Schmeder : theater
Jon Raskin, Gino Robair, Meghan Ballog, & Tania Llambelis : music & dance
Katarina Eriksson & Rosemary Hannon : dance
Lilli & Henry Misner : theater & music
Owen Walker : theater
Here's a hint of what you'll see:
Gray de Young is just back from New Mexico, where she performed a one-woman show, Burst! For Moment's Notice, she and Andy Water Schmeder will do "Full Disclosure(tm) brand improv", which she describes as "a quick little improv-ditty where we moment-to-moment take no prisoners, not even (and especially not) ourselves. Info about Gray, including videos of past performances, are at http://www.grayperforms.com/
Jon Raskin returns to Moment's Notice for a musical duet with Gino Robair. Jon is a founding member of Rova Saxaphone Quartet and his accomplishments are too great to list -- check out http://www.jonraskin.com/ for details. Every time Jon performs at Moment's Notice, everyone is happy!
Gino Robair owns Rastascan Records and is an associate editor for Electronic Musician magazine. Besides collaborating with Jon in the Rova Saxaphone Quartet and the Jon Raskin Quartent, he has performed and/or recorded with Anthony Braxton, Tom Waits, John Butcher, LaDonna Smith, Otomo Yoshihide, Eugene Chadbourne, John Zorn, Nina Hagen, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, Myra Melford, The Club Foot Orchestra, and he is a founding member of the Splatter Trio. Read more about him & find videos here: http://www.bayimproviser.com/
Nuyorican performer Llambelis lives in Oakland, CA and teaches at ASCEND School. She enjoys clowning, multi-lingual vocal improvisation, as well as dancing tango and samba. Her curiosity about the intersection between dance and theatre began during her time as an undergraduate at Wesleyan University. Recent venues where Ms. Llambelis has performed include: Fresno Art Museum, Oakland Museum of California, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and SomArts Cultural Center.
Katarina Eriksson & Rosemary Hannon will perform another of their experiments towards their envisioned improvisation-based "dansical". They call tonight's duet I'm Only Dancing 4. Rosemary co-produces Moment's Notice, teaches Contact improvisation and performs with Nono Dance (http://www.artsomatic.org/nono/company/rosemary-hannon). Katarina co-founded Moment's Notice way back in 2000. Her latest performance endeavours include touring with Hoppalappa Postfolki Tanziteatteri in Sweden and Germany, and directing a multi-disciplinary improv ensemble piece at Earthdance, Massachusetts.
Lilli Misner has studied clowning, dance, theatre and improvisation and creates solo and ensemble works combining her interests in creative writing, music making, movement, dance and theatre. Some of these pieces have been performed in and around San Francisco. Other works, she says, "are still yet to be born!" Lilli is "most happy while digging her hands in soil, watching flowers grow and grow, writing, playing with children, dancing, jumping, banging on pots and pans, making art with others, and imagining Great Things."
Henry Misner began exploring music at the age 16 with the electric guitar and has not stopped ever since. Eventually learning bass, drums and keyboards, he records and performs under the moniker Toba, a blend of psychadelic rock and melodic electronica with vocals. He has performed with bands such as Creatura, Misner and Smith, and is currently playing bass with Magic Leaves. One of his newest ventures is composing music for different visual media. His music can be heard at reverbnation.com/#!/tobamusic.
Owen Walker returns to Moment's Notice with another Action Theater solo. Last time he joined us, this improv genius managed to weave fatherhood, domesticity, a squirrel, life, death, and things that can/cannot be put off into a tight funny story. Owen is a superb teacher too btw. His web site is:
Kim Criswell, Moment's Notice's other co-curator and co-producer, will MC. Her website is www.awarenessarts.com
See you at Western Sky!
PS: You're always welcome to comment below about how you much you've enjoyed any of these performers at past shows!