Sundays on Broadway and guest curator Melanie Maar present an evening of performances with Blaze Ferrer, Nikima Jagudajev, and Edie Nightcrawler.
Blaze Ferrer presents PB, a solo performance generating desire paths as a means to abstract and erode queer fabulist totems. Through head-banging choreographic recursions, the performer grapples with contemporary embodiment by shifting through recognizable figures, and incorporating burlesque strategies into acts of wandering. The work traverses through soundscapes of drum duets and crystal castles in order to manifest a saccharine purgatory both real and imagined.
Nikima Jagudajev’s Crown Shy (June 2, 2019 18:00:00 EST) is a proposal for alchemy, dissolving the distinction between inside and out. In the basement shadows we mess around with test tubes, turning lead into gold. At that moment we wake up to the universe. No differentiation between consciousness and action; between our affect and us. We enter a union of opposites, a third place, Crown Shy.
Daring to walk a line of comfort and surprise, Edie Nightcrawler is always in a relationship, a love relationship, with the audience. The flimsiest reference can magically transcend when imbued with an honest intention and a rigorous execution. Her efforts, she says, “can be offered in service yet harness the power of my own pleasure. Naively, I still believe that a theater is a place for shamanism; and I have had the opportunity to enter this context at many different and ridiculous levels—from dive bars to Caesars Palace. I aim to serve, and not just myself.”
537 Broadway, #3
All events begin at 6:00 pm – doors open at 5:45 pm.
No reservations. No late seating.
$10 suggested contribution.
Keep in mind, this is a small space. Please arrive on time out of courtesy to the artists.
Please be advised: Due to repairs, the elevator will not be available this season. All audience members must use the stairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Blaze Ferrer is an interdisciplinary performer and maker. As a lead artist, Blaze has made work for AUNTS, Brooklyn Arts Exchange (NEEDING IT), chashama, HERE Arts Center, Dixon Place, Gibney Showdown, Movement Research Open Performance, and various DIY events. Blaze has performed for and helped generate pieces with The Drunkard’s Wife, Radiohole, Ursula Eagly, Ilan Bachrach & Robert M. Johanson, minor theater, Sophie Weisskoff, Ben Ferber, The Pack and Built For Collapse.
Nikima Jagudajev (b. 1990) is a choreographer. Her work, expanding formless energy into formal dance within open-ended socialities, has been presented at the Whitney Museum, Human Resources LA and Judson Church, in the context of 89+ at LUMA/Westbau (Zurich), Centre d’Art Contemorain (Geneva), Rockbund Art Museum (Shanghai), Villa Empain (Brussels), and as part of the Marrakech Biennale (Morocco). She has worked with, among others Olivia Erlanger, Asad Raza, luciana achugar, Tino Sehgal, and Mårten Spångberg. She was assistant editor of the anthology Post-Dance (2017) and has published various essays.
Edie Nightcrawler is a choreographer and performer who works largely in burlesque and nightlife. She performs solos all around New York city and abroad, and enjoys creating a theatrical spectacle that is body-centric, surprising, and sprinkled with stupid humor. As a contemporary dancer Edie has worked with New York based choreographers Stanley Love, Greg Zuccolo, Julie Atlas Muz, Vanessa Walters, and performed Deborah Hay’s solo NEWS at the Whitney Museum. Edie occasionally appears as a backup dancer for Sasha Velour, or with Taylor Mac, on Youtube as Comedy Central’s “Succubus”, or assisting her mentor Janet Panetta. She was also a member of the opening cast of Absinthe at Caesar’s Palace. As a choreographer Edie has created numerous fashion events, works for children, non-dancers and cabaret performers, including Angela DiCarlo’s Attention Deficit Disorder Cabaret at Joe’s Pub.
Photo credits: left – Nikima Jagudajev, photo by Willow Smith; center – Blaze Ferrer, photo by artist; Edie Nightcrawler, photo by AUNTS
Sundays on Broadway is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by LMCC.
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