Voicebox: The Lucky Penny
Voicebox is back! NEW NOISE's workshop series with innovators and elders from across the national performance community is launching its 2017-18 season with Atlanta's own The Lucky Penny.
We're super excited to welcome them to New Orleans for a special workshop + performance, October 6-7.
///// PERFORMANCE: "fails" /////
Fri and Sat, Oct 6-7, 8pm
Atlanta-based performance outfit, The Lucky Penny brings to Catapult their new piece "fails", an experimental dance duet created and performed by Blake Beckham and Hez Stalcup. Playful and irreverent, the work is an earnest examination into the nature of failure, offering a timely reflection on conditions of loss, rupture, futility and collapse. Through a raw vocabulary that celebrates the hyper-mundane, the duo presents failings as moments of critical insight, where we learn to find resilience and take courage. "fails" features live original music by Alessandra Hoshor, who performs under the moniker Pamela_and her sons.
///// WORKSHOP: "How to Fail" /////
Sat, Oct 7, 1-4pm
A movement workshop with Blake Beckham & Hez Stalcup (erupting from the performance project "fails")
Because if we practiced failure it wouldn't be such a surprise or such an enemy. I might say Ah, I have been preparing for this day! instead of OH shit. Or both. Oh shit! I was preparing for this!
Because invention needs failure. Admitting that we need invention in order to survive, means we need to fail.
How do you make a dance about how you actually feel, like 90 percent of the time?
Invent something. Eat out the heart of everything that is begging for collapse and try again. Do the dirty work. Become a professional attempter.
This means you will most likely have to accept feeling a fool, acting a fool and forcibly willing yourself to be calmly, sustainingly and substantially wrong. Spend time in the less-frequented and oft-avoided feeling sates such as, disappointment, fury, chaos, losing out, timidity. No scale of experience is too vast or too incoherent to be embodied. Trust that you are capable of being riddled with every mood and idea.
fails proposes that we access a kind of fuel through tapping our experiences of failure rather than feeling defeated by them. We will formulate and practice impossible acts, infuriate the gesture, lay in pools of embarrassment and sweat deeply as we try to escape the tether of the inescapable.
Registration: $35 (space is limited registration is required!)
SPECIAL! Workshop + Performance: $45
609 St. Ferdinand Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|