Here's who's performing at our June 18th show (8pm @ Western Sky Studio, 2525 8th St., Berkeley, CA):

Cathie Caraker & Henry Kaiser: dance & music 
Katarina Eriksson & Matt Shyka: dance 
Cameron Kelly: dance 
Shay Nichols: music 
Owen Walker: theater 

photo by Frank Revi
Cathie Caraker is an independent dance artist and teacher who has been developing her approach to movement research, improvisation and performance for donkey's years. Her performance work has been presented at theaters including Dance Theater Workshop, Judson Church and Danspace at St Mark's in NYC, Nestheaters in Amsterdam and CounterPULSE in San Francisco. She has also taught at institutes across Europe, North and South America. She currently lives in San Francisco, where she is a frequent collaborator with Katarina Eriksson, Rosemary Hannon and other local luminaries. 

Henry Kaiser (according to Wikipedia) is an American guitarist and composer. Recording and performing prolifically in many styles of music, Kaiser is a fixture on the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. He is considered a member of the "first generation" of American free improvisers. Seriously: it's an honor to have Henry perform in an intimate venue like Moment's Notice. Check out the Wikipedia bio, or better yet, Google him!

Katarina Eriksson has been involved with improvisational dance since 1989, collaborating with Julyen Hamilton, Ray Chung, Cathie Caraker and others, teaching in Europe and the US, and co-curating Moments Notice, which she co-founded. Recent performance endeavors include: Artist in Residency at CounterPULSE, touring in Sweden and Germany with Hoppalappa, and directing multi-disciplinary performances at Earthdance, Massachusetts and Movement Research at Judson Church, New York. In July, she'll be leading a workshop on "Accidental Excellence" at the annual WCCIRF (West Coast Contact Improv Research Forum.)

Cameron Kelly is interested in authentic humor and low-grade embarrassment. She's also curious about borrowing language from traditional Chinese medicine (the five elements, organ meridians, and heaven and earth, for example) to think about improvised movement practice and peformance. Infusing imagination and fantasy into sensation-based impulses, a layered and sometimes contradictory experience of "now" emerges.

Owen Walker is an actor who improvises. He teaches and performs in the Bay Area and nationally. His work draws heavily from Action Theater, a performance practice which integrates movement, voice and language. Owen uses physical improvisation to explore the terrain of human experience, from the mystical to the mundane, and from the animal to the urbane. He enters the performance space empty, without any preconceived structure or plan, and then builds a world based on the emerging action.

 Shay Nichols, a singer and vocal improviser from the Bay area, loves creating music for the moment. Inspired by nature and vocal traditions around the world, she sings in imaginary languages that are a bridge from the primal to the sublime. Shay completed the CIIS Voice/Sound Healing certificate program in 2007 and is certified as a Sound Practitioner through the Open Ear Center. Her work combines the freedom of improvisation with the wisdom of sound healing traditions to encourage well being and transformation. She has been leading workshops and teaching privately since 2007. 

So, come to our show!

Saturday, June 18, 8:00 pm.

Tickets sliding scale at door: $8-15

Western Sky Studio, 2525 8th Street (@Dwight), in Berkeley.