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Homonculus: An Evening of Various Bodies Daniel Davis, Artist in Residency FRIDAY Performance

06/28/2019 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This evening of original dance performance explores bodies in motion, interwoven, in and out of sync, navigating the rhythms and possibilities of bodies together. It will include Des-Echoes, choreographed in collaboration between Daniel Bear Davis and Caro Novella and Rhythm Reclamation Exorcises, Study #2 choreographed in collaboration between Daniel Bear Davis and Anna Maynard. Des-echoes - A physical performance of theoretical bodies theorizing. Two bodies, inextricably intertwined, struggle, embrace, disown, and reunite in a dance of negotiated power and fleeting identity. Des-Echoes is a complication of the Spanish, "desechos" - trash. rubbish. the cast away. Initially born at a performance jam led by Guillermo Gomez Peña and John Zibell in preparation for Glitch Body and Nanostalgia at UC Davis, this unwieldy image body has taken on a life of its own. The performers navigate, two bodies, in one cover-all work suit, in a constantly morphing negotiation of space, visibility, and identity. This highly physical performance springboards off of the words of Karen Barard (On Touching - The Inhuman that Therefore I Am), in an investigation of what happens when theoretical words about bodies become bodies. "When two hands touch, there is a sensuality of the flesh, an exchange of warmth,…

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Homonculus: An Evening of Various Bodies Daniel Davis, Artist in Residency SATURDAY Performance

06/29/2019 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This evening of original dance performance explores bodies in motion, interwoven, in and out of sync, navigating the rhythms and possibilities of bodies together. It will include Des-Echoes, choreographed in collaboration between Daniel Bear Davis and Caro Novella and Rhythm Reclamation Exorcises, Study #2 choreographed in collaboration between Daniel Bear Davis and Anna Maynard. Des-echoes - A physical performance of theoretical bodies theorizing. Two bodies, inextricably intertwined, struggle, embrace, disown, and reunite in a dance of negotiated power and fleeting identity. Des-Echoes is a complication of the Spanish, "desechos" - trash. rubbish. the cast away. Initially born at a performance jam led by Guillermo Gomez Peña and John Zibell in preparation for Glitch Body and Nanostalgia at UC Davis, this unwieldy image body has taken on a life of its own. The performers navigate, two bodies, in one cover-all work suit, in a constantly morphing negotiation of space, visibility, and identity. This highly physical performance springboards off of the words of Karen Barard (On Touching - The Inhuman that Therefore I Am), in an investigation of what happens when theoretical words about bodies become bodies. "When two hands touch, there is a sensuality of the flesh, an exchange of warmth,…

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Trans(posing Movement Practices for Relational Inquiry Workshop with Caro Novella

06/30/2019 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As part of the Creative Residency Program, Daniel Davis brings in Caro Novella to lead a workshop in: Trans(posing Movement Practices for Relational Inquiry Workshop with Caro Novella (California/ Barcelona) Sunday, June 30th. 12-3pm $30 (no one turned away for lack of funds) Come see Caro Novella perform with Daniel Bear Davis June 28 & 29: https://www.facebook.com/events/593779417766289/?event_time_id=593779421099622 This hybrid-movement-workshop-as-political-laboratory- is an invitation for artists, activists and bodies of all kinds, for everyone curious about or committed to live art, performance, and embodied Social practice and activist art making. It’s for movers and artists re-considering how their life-long trainings can become politically oriented, socially engaged dancers/artists and activists, and folks who want a few hours of fun and collective learning. From a mix of embodied studio practices we will experiment in trans(posing, noticing body and politics arouse and pose, co/composing edges for collective transformation. We will also attend to the practices and politics of activist art-making. There will be sharing, and discussion. Caro’s investigation, coming from the Catalan transfeminist scene and trained within a mix of somatic, dance, and performance traditions, insists in movement research for political activation. Studio practice, rehearsal and politics bundle. Which kinds of relations can we entangle…

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Rooftop@550

07/06/2019 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Open air performance on an astroturfed rooftop!  Chill and experience multiple performance groups in the same evening from different disciplines.  Bring a friend, a drink, a book, and chill under the stars! This one is hosted by Ruckus Dance and Michael Figueroa Lineup to be announced! Performances are: 7/6 7/27 8/3 9/14

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Rooftop@550

07/27/2019 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Open air performance on an astroturfed rooftop!  Chill and experience multiple performance groups in the same evening from different disciplines.  Bring a friend, a drink, a book, and chill under the stars! Lineup to be announced! Performances are: 7/6 7/27 8/3 9/14

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Rooftop@550

08/03/2019 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Open air performance on an astroturfed rooftop!  Chill and experience multiple performance groups in the same evening from different disciplines.  Bring a friend, a drink, a book, and chill under the stars! Lineup to be announced! Performances are: 7/6 7/27 8/3 9/14

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Rooftop@550

09/14/2019 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Open air performance on an astroturfed rooftop!  Chill and experience multiple performance groups in the same evening from different disciplines.  Bring a friend, a drink, a book, and chill under the stars! Lineup to be announced! Performances are: 7/6 7/27 8/3 9/14

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2018-19 Fundraiser

Over the past 3 years we have grown to be a unique valuable resource for artists of all types in the greater Boston area.  From providing low-cost space to artists of various types (from movement and dance, to technology-arts, to music and theatre and healing arts).  Our objective is to nurture creativity by providing a quiet, isolated space to explore and create for artists of all types as well as those who cross borders of disciplines.

Over the past year we have updated our space with generous donations of labor and supplies by painting the walls from peeling yellow to brilliant white and grey, gotten black out curtains to provide night time during daylight hours, mounted 3 projectors for a potential immersive digital experiences, and are currently working on sound system upgrades.  In addition to physical changes, our new programs include our first Artist in Residence (Janelle Gilchrist), held the first Teranga Children’s Festival, run our SKILLSETS workshops, and have soft-launched our new fiscal sponsorship program.

We continue to offer below market rate space rental ranging from $15/hr. for rehearsal rental to $200 for event rental in a safe, quiet, and isolated space in the heart of Central Square.  With art spaces dropping like flies in the area, we are grateful to be able to exist.  In the face of rising rents, gentrification, and no foundational support WE STILL ARE HERE! But in order to continue our legacy and provide space, services, and programs we need your help to build a sustainable future.

YOU can be IMPACTFUL and MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

We are asking for $5,000 to build our operational fund so that we are able to meet monthly expenses and ideally pay staff for their administrative time.  As a non-profit providing various services and low-cost rental we are entering this new fiscal year with our eye on building a more sustainable future.  Currently rental expenses are met by our hourly renters.  Anything beyond gets put towards other monthly expenses, future rental expenses, and sometimes (if the revenue exceeds our expenses) staff gets a nominal stipend.  Our staff consists of one person who works for the studio 30-40 hours a week.  a $5,000 goal is both a drop in the bucket, but by far the largest amount we have yet to attain in one fiscal year.

Please consider supporting Studio@550 and its future.  Studio@550 is a non-profit organization and your donation will be tax-deductible.

Thank you!


Callie Chapman
Director
Studio@550

$3,125.00 raised of $5,000

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