Who's Who at the April 19 MoNo

Join us at Western Sky Studio (2525 8th St., Berkeley, CA) at 7PM on Sunday, April 19 (sliding scale tix $8-$20 at the door) to see:

Meg Anderson (www.kineticdust.com) is a multidisciplinary artist who combines original dance and music compositions. Her work draws from an eclectic training in classical choral music, African drumming, physical theater and dance. A recent transplant from Chicago, she is honored to be making work among the brilliant and wacky artists of the Bay Area. Tonight’s performance will most likely be groovy and hip-hoppy and modern and expressive and wild. The theme: The humor of trying to capture identity—riffing off of Alan Watts’s idea that we are all just God playing hide and seek with itself.

Krista DeNio (www.kristadenio.com) is an interdisciplinary choreographer, director, performer, writer and educator, committed to developing new forms of performance work and evolving interdisciplinary thinking and creation between the fields of dance and theater, among many others. Recently a lecturer with UC Berkeley's Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, Krista teaches Contact Improvisation throughout the Bay Area, is a member of the International Interdisciplinary Artists Consortium, a founder/curator/co-producer of the E|MERGE Interdisciplinary Collaborative Residency (2010-14), and former executive artistic director of Earthdance (2009-13). She received her MFA in Theater: Contemporary Performance from Naropa University.

Katarina Eriksson has been involved with improvisational dance since 1989, collaborating with artists, such as Julyen Hamilton, Ray Chung, Cathie Caraker, and as a member and co-founder of Swedish improvisation ensemble Floke. She teaches Contact Improvisation and other improvisational forms in Europe and the US. Katarina co-founded Moment’s Notice in the year 2000, and she has co-curated it ever since. Find our more at: 

Rosemary Hannon (www.rosemaryhannon.com) is a dancer who makes performances about fear, femininity, perseverance, time, old stories, ordinary/enactive perception, and bodies. She creates contexts/constraints to investigate real feelings during entertainments. And she is co-producer and co-curator of Moment’s Notice.

Julie Oak’s mother shipped her off to mime camp when she was 16. She’s been off and running with movement-theater ever since—from street theater to serious boogying to creating her own shows. Julie brings life experience to the stage, improvising in the moment, playing characters, or writing original scripts. As a  teacher, Julie originated “RealPlay” transformative expression and improv art—  leading her own private classes and guest teaching for festivals, universities and private groups for over twenty years. She is based in Santa Cruz, CA. More info is at www.RealPlayis.Us.

Miriam Wolodarski directs, performs, and teaches (improvisation, contact, composition, and physical theater) in the SF Bay Area and beyond. She holds an MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University, a BS in Political Science from Uppsala Universitet, and a banana in her left hand. She believes in dance and performance as a contemplative practice for both creator and observer. She makes her own work and dancing for Scott Wells & Dancers. For more, see www.senseobject.com.


A new year, a new MoNo Show!

Hooray:  The next Moment's Notice show will be on Sunday evening, April 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM, at our usual spot (Western Sky Studio in Berkeley, CA).

We're currently selecting performers. We'll let you know more once the line-up is set.

Save the date!



IF you are an improviser who wants to perform in the upcoming Moment's Notice show, and IF you've attended our shows before (so you're already familiar with how it all works), THEN you are welcome to email momentsnoticeinfo (at) gmail  (dot) com as soon as possible. Here's what we need in order to consider you for the April 19 show:
  • your name and the names of anyone who'll perform with you
  • a brief, general description of what you'll be doing (dance, theater, music... )
  • a link to a website where we can find out more about you
  • a photo to use on this blog
  • a very short bio (unless there's something we can easily lift from your website)

Hooray again!

See you on April 19!


Our Show on April 20

The next Moment's Notice show is almost here! Here's the 411:

Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Western Sky Studio
2525 8th St., Berkeley, CA

Tickets: $8-$20, sliding scale

This show will feature (drumroll, please):

Andy Schmeder - theater
Cheryl Leonard - music
Claire Peaslee - theater
Katarina Eriksson, Ronja Ver and Rosemary Hannon - dance
...and...most likely...a surprise guest (or two or three...)

Here's a little info about our amazing performers:

Andy Schmeder
Andy Schmeder is a performance artist who co-curates, produces and sometimes performs at Foundry Nights. Here's a link to one of his performances there: http://vimeo.com/25678849. By day, Andy is vice president/technology at Enchroma, Inc.

Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard is a composer, performer, improviser and instrument builder. Over the last decade she has focused on investigating sounds, structures, and objects from the natural world. Leonard’s works cultivate stones, leaves, wood, water, sand, shells, feathers, and bones as musical instruments in compositions that reveal the unique voices hidden within these materials. Her music has been performed worldwide and featured in several television and video documentaries. She has received grants from ASCAP, the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, American Composers Forum and Meet the Composer, and awarded residencies at Djerassi, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Villa Montalvo and Engine 27. Find our more at her website: www.allwaysnorth.com

Claire Peaslee

Claire Peaslee lives in greater Point Reyes and has regular conversations with birds and shrubs and the weather. She considers Action Theater, taught by Ruth Zaporah, a sort of life practice: "improvisation of presence"— isn't that the essence of a fun existence? Occasionally heard on public radio, or read in the pages of Bay Nature magazine, or discovered leading nature-laughter excursions in her greater back yard, Claire invites you to correspond via www.clairepeaslee.net.

Katarina Eriksson

Katarina Eriksson has been involved in improvisational dance since 1989, collaborating with artists such as Julyen Hamilton, Cathie Caraker, and Karen Nelson. She teaches Contact Improvisation and other improvisational work in Europe and the US.  Katarina's traditional dance background includes the Gothenburg State Theater and Opera. She produces the performance series Moment's Notice in Berkeley, which she co-founded in 2000. Her latest performance endeavors are: touring with Hoppalappa Postfolki Tanziteatteri in Sweden and Germany, dancing in a site-specific piece in Beirut, and directing inter-disciplinary performances in Massachusetts and New York.

Rosemary Hannon
Rosemary Hannon  is a performer, choreographer and dance teacher with unconditional love for dogs and cheese.  Rosemary has been teaching contact improvisation since 2004 and dance since 1996 in various venues and institutions. Her performance career started in 1982 with San Francisco Ballet Company (The Nutcracker) and continued later with modern and post-modern dance engagement. More is at www.nonodance.com/company/rosemary-hannon/

Ronja Ver has been living, loving, exploring, teaching and performing Contact Improvisation for almost 20 years. She is a dancer and dance maker, artist, activist, anarchist and teacher, a native of Finland, currently making work in the Bay Area. Her choreography has been presented by the American Dance Festival, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Danspace Project, Zodiak – Centre for New Dance, Aleksanterin Teatteri, among others. Former posts include the National Theatre of Finland, Beyond Improvisation Collective, and Riitta Vainio Dance Company. Since 2001 she has created several full evening works for both theater and found spaces. She has danced and collaborated in works by Nancy Stark Smith and Mike Vargas, Deborah Hay, Jaana Turunen, Keith Hennessy, David Hurwith, and was proud to perform in Steve Paxton’s DVD Material for the Spine. She is currently performing with Scott Wells and Dancers and Avy K Productions in San Francisco. She is a co-founder of the Finnish CI festival Skiing On Skin, and holds an MFA in Dance from Hollins University. Her website is www.ronjaver.net.

Bonus: Here's a link to Rosemary Hannon, Ronja Ver and Cathy Caraker at a past Moment's Notice show!  www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRxiM6vZmZ0

Hope to see you on April 20! 


Save the date!

Our next Moment's Notice show is on Sunday evening, April 20. We'll announce the line-up soon, but in the meantime: save the date!

As usual, the show will be at Western Sky Studio in Berkeley. More to come!

--Katarina, Rosemary & Kim


Announcing Our MoNo-Nov lineup!

Here's the current lineup for our November 10 show:

Meg Anderson & friends - music
Daniel Bear Davis, Jote Mahern, Leaf Tine, & Meg Anderson - dance & music
Owen Walker - theater
and, of course, our usual in-the-moment surprises!

The usual logistics apply:
 Western Sky Studio
2525 8th Street, Berkeley, CA
7:00 p.m.  (since it's a Sunday)
$8-$20 sliding-scale tickets available at the door

We hope to see you there!!!!
         —Katarina, Rosemary & Kim



Keep this between us. Our little secret. It's not quite certain yet, but...

It looks like we'll be having a Moment's Notice in mid-November. 

That's November, 2013, to be specific. In which case, we'll be seeing you soon again!