Vision Collaboration Nights in February

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From the Vision Festival people:

Vision Collaboration Nights 2009
at the Living Theatre
February 18-21, 2009

Vision Collaboration Nights

Date and Time:
February 18-21

The Living Theatre
21 Clinton Street, between Houston and Stanton
Take the F to Delancey or JMZ to Essex

$15 in advance, $20 at the door and $15 students/seniors

Full Info:
tel: 212.254.5420
New York, NY – Arts for Art presents avantjazz dance and music with improvisation at the Vision Collaboration Nights. This unique festival allows for collaborations between innovative dancer/choreographers collaborating with New York’s top musicians thereby shedding new light on the experience of dance. Bringing the arts together, we believe moves forward the creativity in dance through challenging common expectations.

Wednesday, February 18
7:30 DASSdance: Daniel Wilkins and Christina Cooley, dance / William Parker, bass
8:00 Ehizoje Azeke, dance / Cooper Moore, hand crafted instruments
8:30 Miriam Parker, dance / Jason Kao Hwang, violin / Todd Nicholson, bass
9:00 Tony Malaby‘s Tamarindo: Tony Malaby, tenor sax / William Parker, bass / Nasheet Waits, drums

Thursday, February 19
7:30 The Age of the Bitter Chocolate: Sonia Portugal, dance / David Moss, bass
8:00 Miriam Parker, dance / Jason Kao Hwang, violin / Todd Nicholson, bass
8:30 A Moment Before: Julian Barnett and Jocelyn Tobias, dance / Todd Nicholson, bass
9:00 Jason Kao Hwang/EDGE: Jason Kao Hwang, violin and viola; Taylor Ho Bynum, cornet and flugelhorn; Ken Filiano, bass; Harris Eisenstadt, drums

Friday, February 20
7:30 Moving Stillness: Akim Funk Buddha, dance / Saco Yasuma, alto sax and flute
8:00 DASSdance: Daniel Wilkins and Christina Cooley, dance / William Parker, bass
8:30 A Moment Before: Julian Barnett and Jocelyn Tobias, dance / Todd Nicholson, bass
9:00 Cooper Moore Duo: Cooper Moore, hand crafted instruments / Willie Applewhite, trombone

Saturday, February 21
7:30 Cooper Moore, hand crafted instruments / Tony Malaby, tenor sax / Charles Gayle, tenor sax / William Parker, bass / Nasheet Waits, drums
9:00 Patricia Nicholson’s A State of Mind: dancers: Miriam Parker, Daniel Wilkins, Jason Jordan, Julian Barnett; musicians: Cooper Moore, Charles Gayle, and William Parker

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Coming Up at the Bohemian National Home

Saxophonist Assif Tsahar in Club W71 in Weiker...
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From the Bohemian National Home:

Thanks again to Aaron and the CAID for covering these shows for us. The CAID is located at 5141 Rosa Parks Ave., just a few blocks North of Warren, near Wayne State, but to the west in the Woodbridge neighborhood. FOr more info, you can call the Bohemian line at 313 737 6606.

Thursday, 9/25: Worms in Dirt, Traum
Brooklyn’s Worms in Dirt is a guitar and violin duo that plays acoustic improvised music drawing from mostly non-traditional/extended technique vocabulary. The band seems to have infiltrated a few different scenes with its sound; cited are recent gigs with Little Women, Peter Evans 4tet, People, Aids Wolf, and Old Time Relijun. There’s more at:

Traum is comprised of Chris Riggs on guitar and Ben Hall on drums and percussion. Although I haven’t Traum specifically yet, these Detroit musicians have performed at The Bohemian and share an affinity with Worms in Dirt for searching for suprises in sound production and an avoidance of clearly idiomatic playing.
Doors at 8 pm; $5 minimum.

Friday, 9/26 Cooper Moore

One of the first New Music shows at the Bohemian was the duo of Cooper Moore and Assif Tsahar. Legendary musician/improviser/inventor Cooper Moore is best known as a pianist and percussionist who’s played with William Parker, Joseph Jarmin, David S. Ware, Susie Ibarra, Butch Morris and Perry Robinson. He’s also well known for his intriguing home-made instruments; this current tour will be his first as a soloist performing only on instruments of his own design. Not only an amazing improviser and inventor, Cooper Moore is great at getting the audience up and involved. Sure to be one of this year’s highlights. Doors at 8pm, $8-20.

10/8 Baby Dee
Cleveland native Baby Dee is a transgender harpist/acordianist/pianist who has prodigious skills on all three instruments. Classically trained, she has been a music director and organist in a Bronx Catholic church, a circus side show act at Coney Island and eventually a member of the Bindlestiff Family Circus.

When Baby Dee returned to Cleveland, she began performing music of her own composition, mixed with and inspired by tin palley and show tunes that she performs with particular zest. The tremendous musicality of Baby Dee makes this much more than a quirky novelty act- there’s just a lot of eccentricity that goes with all that talent.
Doors at 8 pm; $5-10.

10/10 Wierd Records New York City presents:Martial Canteral w/ Bad Party and Red Rot
10/11 Eric Vloeiman’s Fugimundi
10/12 Shelly Short/Alexis Gideon
10/16 Eastern Seaboard, KBD
10/17 Chris Moore and Sons

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