Saturday, April 14, 2018, 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Eggtooth Productions and Turners Falls RiverCulture present the Full Disclosure Festival on the theme of Radical Interconnectedness featuring: THE PASS, a new performance work by Terry Jenoure for violin, voice, komongo, piano, and flute.
Eggtooth Productions and Turners Falls RiverCulture present the Full Disclosure Festival on the theme of Radical Interconnectedness featuring: THE PASS, a new performance work by Terry Jenoure for violin, voice, komongo, piano, and flute with dance and video. Through the allegory of a canary disguising himself as a cat, THE PASS looks at the ways we all pass for something other than what we truly are and the cost of that deception. With poetry and prose written by Jenoure, improvisational maps for flute, piano, violin and komungo weave together with movement, song, and video to tell a surprising story we all know. The work is a reunion of artists from around the world who have worked with Jenoure on the stage: Sibylle Pomorin, Angelica Sanchez, Maria Mitchell, and Jin Hi Kim. All are coming together at the Shea Theatre for a one-night performance at 8 pm.
THE PASS, at 8:00 pm at the Shea Theatre, is the highlight of a one day Full Disclosure Festival in downtown Turners Falls with the theme of Radical Interconnectedness. Five offerings all based on the theme of the ways we are connected to one another will be shared in storefronts and underutilized buildings all in walking distance in downtown Turners Falls. A $15 ticket gets you into everything!
4:00 pm – from Walt, from me, to You, Katherine Adler at the Discovery Center
from Walt, from me, to You is an exploration of the universality and depth in the eloquent and inspirational words of one of America's most revered poets, Walt Whitman. This interpretation of "Leaves of Grass" seeks to promote inward scrutiny and interpersonal empathy. Within the Full Disclosure Festival and the theme of Radical Interconectedness, "from Walt" transcends place and time, inviting the audience to read between the lines and discover how to "weave the song of [one]self".
text by Walt Whitman
compiled and performed by Katherine Adler
5:00 pm – Hygge House, Crystal Nilsson 69 2nd Avenue.
We are interested in collaborating to create a multimedia duet based on the visual artist Roy Lichtenstein’s drowning girl work. Through a cartoonish/pop-art aesthetic, we seek to explore archetypal gender relationships from the 50s and 60s. By deconstructing the superficiality of the stepford wife performance, we hope to uncover the hypocrisy of learned behaviors that follow strict gender guidelines in our society.
From a contemporary standpoint, we believe that this exploration provides us a foundation from which we can make commentary on our evolving digital lives: how do our digital versions of ourselves mirror our fragile self-images and the fragile confines that we create for men and women in society? How can we subvert these archetypes in order to actually drive home deeply feminist and anti-patriarchal messages?
Crystal Nilsson (CLMA, MFA, RSME) is a choreographer, performing artist, and dance educator. She holds an MFA in Dance from Smith College and a BS in Dance Performance from Ball State University. She is a certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator.
Crystal was previously the director of Dance at Deerfield Academy and Adjunct Professor at Springfield College and Smith College. She performs with NilsSprung Dance Project, Reject Dance Theatre, and Lori Holmes Clark & Co. She is currently working as Managing Director of FINE (tree) HOUSE with Lori Holmes Clark.
6:00 pm – Hauling Toward Home, Samantha Wood at the Senior Center
Hauling Toward Home is Samantha Wood’s sound installation with rocking chairs explores the definition of home through the human voice – place and story – embodied in the dual metaphor of the rocking chair, which, perhaps soothing, is also the motion and effort born of necessity rowing across dark seas to reach a familiar harbor.
Samantha Wood is an artist and journalist. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and works at The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where she is managing editor for news.
7:00 pm – Karl and Mr. Drag at the Great Falls Harvest
Mr Drag has been entertaining the masses for centuries...ummm years. Mr. Drag's origins are slightly obscured in a vodka soaked past. Amongst his worldly travels he encountered many characters but none tugged at his heart strings such as the poor street urchin Karl. Mr. Drag took him in and Karl has been his " trusted" assistant and earnest companion ever since.
Join Mr. Drag and Karl for their new talk show Morning Vodka. Grab a drink and sit down in the audience or be interviewed (if you're lucky). Mr. Drag and Karl will bring their spectacle, talent their all-you-can-drink martini buffet (guests ineligible for buffet) with them.
Karl is played by Katherine Adler. Katherine Adler is a movement artist living in Northampton. Other alter egos include Bob Dylan and Walt Whitman.
Joe Dulude II is best known as the makeup designer for such Broadway hits as Wicked, Beautiful, Anastasia and Spongebob. He is also a freelance makeup artist, a fine artist and performer. He graces the stage as Mr. Drag - his bearded drag manifestation.
8:00 pm – the premiere of THE PASS at the Shea Theatre by Terry Jenoure.
Artists in THE PASS:
Terry Jenoure (Northfield, MA) is an American violinist, singer, composer and visual artist. She grew up in a Puerto Rican-Jamaican family in the Bronx Jenoure received from the age of seven music lessons. She studied Philosophy (Bachelor) and Education (Master, Doctorate). In addition, she is a doll maker.
Jenoure appeared in 1987 with the band of Leroy Jenkins at the Moers Festival. The collaboration with Sibylle Pomorin led to the album Auguries of Speed (1991) and to further performances and the performance of recent compositions (most recently in 2006 in Berlin with Herb Robertson and Kim Clarke). She has also featured musicians such as Henry Threadgill, Archie Shepp, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille, Butch Morris, John Carter and Elliott Sharpplayed or recorded. In Germany she also performed her program "Josephine Baker - A Celebration of Life in Stages" with dancer Maria Mitchell. In 2004, she was the first to receive the stipend from on-site in Wuppertal as Artist in Residence. Together with the Helios string quartet and Sebastian Gramss, she recorded the CD "Looks Like Me" released in May 2006 on the label Free Elephant.
She taught at Lesley University in the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences and runs the Augusta Savage Gallery at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Jenoure has published a book and numerous articles on improvisation and its value in music education. She also advised the National Endowment for the Arts, the Purple Wallace Readers Digest Fund, the Ford Foundation, and the Connecticut Commission on Arts and Tourism.
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