08/30/2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bringing together original experimental music, dance, and virtual storytelling, Studio at 550 together with Violet Nox sew together an evening of performance with themes centering on transformation and process. Produced and curated by Callie Chapman (director of Studio at 550) this evening will be sure to create an experience which you have yearned for through this crisis. It is more about walking this journey together, than experiencing it separately as individuals.
Emily Beattie, Lonnie Stanton, Naoko Brown, Alli Ross, Court Dorsey, Tim Mateer
LAVAGXRL, Sound Shaman, Violet Nox
Michael Douglas – Illustration/Audio/Video Editor
Pedro Alexander – Concept Engineer
Emily Beattie is a contemporary dancer, choreographer, and educator based in Somerville. She believes deeply in dreams that inspire her performance work and teaching. She combines movement and technology in immersive space. Her work has been shared at the ICA Boston, Boston CyberArts Festival, Ammerman Center for the Arts, Brown University, Los Angeles’ Pieter Performance Space, and in Kyoto Japan. See emilybeattie.com for more.
Naoko Brown is a native of Nagoya, Japan. At the age of six, she was introduced to the world of classical ballet by Michiko Matsumoto. She continued her training with Barbara Banaskowski Smith in Lansing, MI. While there, she performed with the students of the National Ballet School of Gdansk in Poland, as well as students from Vaganova Ballet School in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Brown received her B.F.A. in Dance from The Boston Conservatory. While there, she performed works by Daniel Pelzig, Sean Curran, Lar Lubovitch and José Limón. She also attended the Boston Ballet School Summer Dance Program, Ballet Intensive from Moscow, and was a full scholarship recipient at Summer Stages Dance in 2012.
She has performed with Michiko Matsumoto Ballet, Urban Nutcracker, Zoé Dance, Contrapose, Prometheus Dance and Jo-Mé Dance. She is currently a faculty member of Walnut Hill School for the Arts Community Dance Academy as well as Boston Ballet.
Alli Ross is a dance theater artist, choreographer and educator.
Favorite touring projects include Healing Wars with Liz Lerman and Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More Boston/NewYork. Locally she is a founding member of Excavate, a collective exploring the intersection of somatics, nature and community. Her work strives to connect people of different perspectives and mediums often leading to uncovering HERstories. With the support of NEFA’s New England Dance Fund 2020, Danza’s Organica We Create Festival 2019, Studio 550’s Creative residency 2019, and as a CATALYST artist at the dance complex, Alli is creating a new work, a reckoning and celebration through dance theater and song. She is on faculty at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee in the Theater Division.
Unspeakable, a theater project centered on the assassinations of MLK, JFK, RFK and Malcolm X. He was a founding member of Bright Morning Star, a cabaret folk ensemble, and he maintains an active practice as a mediator, facilitator and circle keeper. He developed Conflict Resolution Theater for work with young people and adults in schools, community centers and behind bars. He has worked with over thirty companies as an award-winning writer, actor, director and touring performer in the U.S. and abroad. He frequently appears as Will Newcomb of NUCORPAC (Nuclear Corporations Political Action Committee), ironically campaigning and testifying against every cause he has ever believed in.
assistant to the Master Scenic at the Seattle Opera. His projects include work with: The Untied Nations; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Seattle Art Museum; Bellevue Art Museum; Experience Music Project; Seattle International Film Festival; as well as collaborations with many internationally known artists such as: Dale Chihuly; Michael Singer; Dave Matthews, REM, Pearl Jam; and Phillip Glass.