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"We Are Living Installations" — 2 Performances, 4/21 — With Draper Alumni: Emily Colucci (Curator) / Matthew Annis (Performer)

See below for information about “We Are All Living Installations,” a two show performance on April 21 which two former Draperites are involved in! Emily Colucci (May 2011) curated the show and Matthew Annis (May 2011) is one of the performers. Congrats to both Emily and Matthew!
Michael Alan’s Living Installation
We Are All Living Installations”
Curated by Emily Colucci
Dumbo Arts Center (111 Front Street, Suite 212)
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Two Shows: 7pm and 10:15pm
Tickets $15 online; $20 at the door
*Tickets and more information  at:

Michael Alan’s Living Installation is proud to present Brooklyn Arts Council Community Art Fund Regrant-awarded project We Are All Living Installations, 2 shows in one night curated by Emily Colucci, hosted by the Dumbo Arts Center.

Revealing and forging the connections between Michael, the performers, the collaborating musicians on the soundtrack and the audience, We Are All Living Installations shows that all people, no matter our differences, experience the same pain, emotions, consequences and joys.  From a same-sex couple stuck together to a baby dancing to Michael’s own mom, the performers will move, dance and act as if in a live music video and Alan, who will be painting, tin-foiling, wrapping, sculpting, spraying, smashing and transforming them into living sculptures, prove that we all are made up of bodies and minds that must endure whether it is a 6 hour performance or the twists and turns of life.

A New York staple for 7 years, Michael Alan’s Living Installation has recently evolved into a larger musical project entitled Sound Drawing, gathering together musicians from across the globe to collaborate with Alan  on a live soundtrack for the Living Installations. The soundtrack from Sound Drawing ranges from collaborations with Alan and artist Kenny Scharf, Jello Biafra from the Dead Kennedys, Vas Deferens Organization, Jibz Cameron, Japanther, Maripol, Renaldo from Renaldo and the Loaf, Ramsey Jones, Tim “Love” Lee, Jeff and Jane Hudson, Geneva Jacuzzi, Noah Becker, and many, many more. A new way of merging art and music and bringing it into a gallery and performance space, the Living Installation asks the audience to slow down, listen to the soundtrack, watch the performers act out the music while Alan turns himself, the performers and the space into an installation. Michael Alan Alien’s 35-song album, including songs with Japanther, Kenny Scharf, Vas Deferens Organization, Jeff and Jane Hudson and more as well as solo tracks by Michael Alan Alien, will be released on Bed Bug Records the night of the show.

With 5 of Michael Alan’s drawings and paintings placed around the space, becoming performers themselves with their drawn movement, a sculpture that will be built during the show, a photo slideshow of past Living Installation photos by Worm Carnevale and a video of the Living Installation by Michael Alan, We Are All Living Installations is a celebration of creativity in all of its forms. Despite our differences, all people forget so much in life. We Are All Living Installations is about coming together and creating an experience that you will not forget.

Performers: Dave Modello, Kim De’ville, Matthew Annis, John Holly, Michelle Woo and Michael Alan Alien
Musical Collaborators: Kenny Scharf, Jello Biafra from the Dead Kennedys, Japanther, Vas Deferens Organization, Shinji Masuko of The Boredoms, Jibz Cameron, Geneva Jacuzzi, Maripol, Renaldo from Renaldo and the Loaf, Jeff and Jane Hudson, Ramsey Jones, Tim “Love” Lee, Kingdom Scum, Worm Carnevale, Noah Becker, Johnny 23 Virus Crew Journalists, Ellis G, Raindrop (my mom), Woof woof (my dad) and Bed Bug.

Michael Alan’s Living Installation We Are All Living Installations is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).
ABOUT BAC’S COMMUNITY ARTS GRANTSBAC Community Arts Grants help fund project-based work by individual artists and nonprofit organizations in all artistic disciplines, and support capacity building for Brooklyn-based non-profit organizations.  Grants are made possible through the generous support of: the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA); the New York State Assembly and Senate; the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA); New York City Council; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

BAC is the borough’s leading nonprofit organization supporting artists and cultural groups in all disciplines.  BAC reaches hundreds of thousands of artists and audience members each year through music, dance, film and visual arts programs, web-based directories and communities, arts education, urban folk arts initiatives, grants, training programs and artists services.

Michael Alan’s Living Installation We Are All Living Installations is also sponsored by:

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Poe Showcase – Thursday, 12/1

Community members and NYU students will come together to showcase an array of artistic mediums in celebration of Edgar Allan Poe. Drama, readings, animation and artwork are just a few of the creative expressions that will highlight the life and work of this mysterious story-teller.
Reception to follow in the Poe Room. This event is free and open to the public. Please bring photo ID for entry. Click here to print a flyer for this event.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
6:00 – 8:00 PM
NYU’s School of Law
Furman Hall, Room 216
245 Sullivan Street
New York, NY 10012
(between West 3rd Street and Washington Square South)
RSVP to NYU’s Office of Government and Community Affairs at 212.998.2400 or community.affairs@nyu.edu.
Sponsored by: NYU’s Office of Government and Community Affairs and Lois Rakoff, Community Director of the Poe Room

Free NYU Chorale Concert Tomorrow, 12/1

Draper student Sonia Nayak is part of the NYU Chorale, which will be performing in concert tomorrow night: Vivaldi Magnificat, Mozart Ave Verum, and Schubert Mass in G, under the direction of Maestro David Rosenmeyer.

Thursday, December 1
Frederick Loewe Theater — 35 W. 4th St.
Admission is free!

Jennifer Celestin Performs at El Museo del Barrio this Saturday, 10/15

Draper student Jennifer Celestin will be performing alongside multilinguall poets and writers at El Museo del Barrio this weekend, as part of an event celebrating the Day of the Dead. More information about the event is below, and also available on the museum website, here: http://www.elmuseo.org/en/event/speak-mis-raices-no-han-muerto-my-roots-are-not-dead


SPEAK UP! Mis raíces no han muerto (My Roots are not Dead)
Saturday, October 15, 2011
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
El Teatro
Admission: Free

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs hosts a night of multilingual verse, narrative, indigenous song and innovation in celebration of Day of the Dead. Throughought the evening, these poets will showcase the many roots that thrive in our blood memory. Special guests include Odi Gonzales, Mónica de la Torre, Soni Moreno, Jennifer Celestin with short films from the project “Son Siglos” by poet and filmmaker Marco Villalobos.

Draperite Mario Cancel-Bigay Performs at Open Mike Next Week

On Tuesday, October 11, Draper student Mario Cancel-Bigay will be participating at the open mike at Kimmel Center (4th floor) for the Hispanic Heritage Month. It starts at 6pm and ends at 8pm. During the event, Mario will perform his song “I Got My NYU Card.” He sent us a description of the song which you can read below. He also has a MySpace page (http://www.myspace.com/mario-cancel/) where you can listen to a few of his other songs.

“I Got My NYU Card” is a 5 minute sung “ethnography”. This composition analyzes NYU Culture from an anthropologically witty standpoint as seen through the eyes of the “Other” which is just a fancy way of refering to myself. The composer explores the relationship between consumerism, snobbishness, and knowledge without proposing any real solutions.

Ultimately, by executing chords with the Puerto Rican Cuatro (the island’s national instrument) Mr. Cancel executes notions of superiority and false freedom…”

So come out and see Mario perform next Tuesday!