A Sunday Evening in December

Our next Moment's Notice is on SUNDAY, December 18th at 7pm.

That's a new night and time, but the location is the still Western Sky Studio in the Sawtooth Building at 2525 8th St., Berkeley, CA.

Tickets are sliding scale, $8-$20, available at the door.

We have some great performers this December.

Emily Fox is a physical theater performer who especially delights in improvisation. With her body, voice and presence (and possibly a prop or two), Emily becomes a conduit for characters and images that arise, as worlds form to be explored.

In 1999, Emily performed the solo improvisation Right this Way Into the Fire for the San Francisco Fringe Festival; her solo clown show, One or Two Things won Best of San Francisco Fringe in 2001. Her many ensemble performances over the years have included countless improvisational shows and Heaven’s Radio, with Shinichi lova-Koga’s inkBoat, in 2003. She is a graduate of the Dell Arte School of Physical Theater and has studied, practiced, and taught Action Theater.

Emily retired from theater eight years ago. This performance marks an unexpected return and a coming home.

Katarina Eriksson

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 improvising folk dance troupe Hoppalappa Postfolki Tanziteatteri, directing multi-disciplinary performances at Earthdance, Massachusetts and Movement Research at Judson Church, New York, and co-creating the site-specific performance piece A Perfectly Safe Hideout in Beirut, Lebanon.

For this show, she’s performing with Shree Shyam Das who she had the pleasure to work with in the E/merge Festival in Massachusetts a couple of years ago. They think of their piece as an audio-visual contact duet and calls it: Flying Bones.

Shree Shyam Das

Shree Shyam Das is a percussionist, bassist, and drummer who has worked with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, world-music pioneer Jai Uttal, beatbox/loop phenom Kid Beyond, the New Pickle Circus, Polish reggae band Village of Peace, Indian hip-pop diva Shakti, and world-renowned tabla artist Suphala, among others. His music is on the web at www.thatshyamguy.bandcamp.com and

Gray as Superhero X
Gray draws from an eclectic background of improv theater, dance, gymnastics, linguistics, Zen Buddhism and Corporate America to explore the intersections of identity, culture and spirituality.

Fresh from recent shows in Santa Fe and New York, Gray’s Superhero X continues her search for Who She Is by trying on her next identity: a performance artist. Audience becomes props, stage becomes performer, X becomes Who? Superhero X and the cast of Self-ish come to Moment's Notice to ask the audience Who are You? and what follows is... who knows, it's improv!

Find out more at www.GrayPerforms.com.

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.

Kim Criswell performs improvised physical theater. Her performances often concern the poignant absurdity of being human, poking fun at habits of the mind (especially her own.) Kim occasionally leads workshops in the Bay Area and in Singapore, and she co-produces Moment’s Notice. Her website is www.awarenessarts.com.

This being Moment's Notice, a show all about experimental, wildly creative improvisation, we'll probably have a few surprises, as well. Hope to see you there!