Curated by Skewed Visions founders, each 3PLAY features new work by three artists. Three times a year, three artists are given development time in the studio and asked to create short new work for this time and place. The evening is split into three 15-20 minute sections and followed by an open conversation between audiences and artists.
December 2019’s 3PLAY features the work of Felipe Mafasoli & Juliana Neves, Alys Ayumi Ogura, and Maggie Zepp.
“O OUTRO (The Other)” by Felipe Mafasoli & Juliana Neves
In a performative context we portray a love story. A filmic regard on relationship. The performance finds itself on the spot. An experiment with time.
Felipe Mafasoli studied Drama at Academia Contemporanea do Espectaculo in the beautiful city of Porto whereafter he worked as an actor between Portugal and Belgium in films commercials and theatre for 15 years. In 2008 he started a new adventure this time as a film director having first graduated as Master in Cinema at the Royal Academy of Brussels. He co-founded AYIT? Prod. in Flanders. His Short film, “Ana Luz,” was selected at NYPF in New York and BRUSSELS Short Film Festival in 2014. He co-founded and worked as curator and business manager of the notorious Space Belgica project in the city of BRUSSELS. He still has a deep commitment to theatre as he worked as dramaturg actor and videast in various productions. He wrote two short poetry books, one of which was published by Beefcake Publishing Gent 2017 in Belgium and the Netherlands. He moved to Minnesota following his wifes career and is currently busy
writing directing and producing films as well as helping out with most Skewed Visions activities since August 2018.
Juliana Neves is a dancer, aerial acrobat and teacher. In 2016, she was the invited guest artist of the Panama Area Aerial dance festival. In 2014, She was the artistic coordinator/ casting director and acrobatic choreographer for the opening and closing ceremonies of the FIFA World Cup Brazil. She has collaborated with Belgium director Alain Platel and his dance collective “les ballets C de la B” for the past 12 years: as Interpreter-creator in C(h)oeurs(2012-2013), in Pitié(2008-2009) and in Wolf(2003-2005); as his assistant for VSPRS(2005-2007), as co-director in Gamma(2004); as teacher responsible for the intense workshops linked to the show Out of Context(2009- 2011). In 2013, Juliana directed her contemporary circus/dance creation “Jump or Fall” under the company she co-found with Felipe Mafasoli in Belgium: Are You In Town? Prod. In 2006 she represented Cirque du Soleil to launch their first Brazilian tour and in 2003, she represents them at the International Circus Festival in Recife Brazil.
Juliana was the first artist from São Paulo to join Cirque du Soleil in 1998, she was in the original cast of the show Dralion where she was a soloist and one of the main characters. She is currently a teacher and part of the creative team at Circus Juventas in Saint Paul.
Directed and performed by Zoe Cinel
Web Designer and tech operator: Jaffa Aharonov
Earth Odyssey (You Are Still Here) is a participatory, multimedia performance and an ongoing exploration of global phenomena such as immigration, tourism and cross-cultural communication. Earth Odyssey follows the fragmented journey of a “non-resident alien” trying to navigate a new context, cultural identity and the weight of memory.
Zoe Cinel grew up in Florence, Italy. She moved to Minneapolis in 2015. Zoe sees art as a platform for cross-cultural dialogue: space is privilege that needs to be shared. Through art and social engagement, she found her community in the Twin Cities: she is a member of the Carry On Homes Family, The Mirror Lab and an MFA alumnus at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her practice is distributed across disciplines. She has exhibited, choreographed and performed locally and internationally in venues such the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, the Rochester Art Center and the Festival della Creatività (Florence, Italy).
In March, 2019, Terry performed in a piece titled They Are Waiting for You by Laure Prouvost, Sam Belinfante and Pierre Droulers in Brussels. She is now attempting a conversation with it.
Terry Hempfling is a movement-based interdisciplinary artist. Her work has been presented in New York, Minneapolis, San Francisco and Yellow Springs, OH. She is currently an Artist in Residence at the Weisman Art Museum with collaborator Rachel Jendrzejewski; past residencies include Lighthouse Works and Shandaken Project: Storm King. In addition to her art and dance practices, Terry works as a freelance videographer and disc jockey. Terry studied aerial acrobatics at Circus Center in San Francisco. BA Dance and Theater, Antioch College.
Blue and Brown is an intimate exploration with film/video, tarp, and soil. Chitra will journey with you through body, spirit and presence. Come be with her for a while.
Chitra Vairavan is a contemporary Indian dancer and choreographer of Tamil/South Indian-American descent. Her embodied practice and experimental process is rooted in deep listening, freedoms, poetry, vulnerability and ancestral memory. Vairavan has been creating, dancing and witnessing in the Twin Cities for over fifteen years. www.chitravairavan.com. Talk to her and she will likely share more.
Gratitude to all the loves who witnessed and contributed to the process and to my Atha and Appachi for their precious gift of digitized film reel.
will it last if not is a journey through the sacred on the wings of a BPM. Ecstatic tenderness, disco poetry — a State of Grace bogo deal.
Scott Stafford is a native of Detroit, MI, earning his BA from Michigan State University. He enjoys life as a performer, teaching artist, and qigong enthusiast — having had the pleasure of presenting and performing work nationally and internationally. He is interested in expression — as a form of softness, hardness, transcendence, radical oops-ing, and transcending again.
Noche Bomba by Pedro Pablo Lander Noche Bomba was an exploration of forms and of gender. Movement; expression; drag; social dance. Gender as fiction, socially constructed; gender as reality, the actual implications. Interweaving forms to construct specific imagery. Pedro Pablo Lander (Ze, hir : he, him) is a Minneapolis based, Venezuelan artist. Ze currently works as a resident artist for the Pillsbury House Theatre and as a teaching artist with Upstream Arts. Since moving to the Twin Cities, Pedro has performed hir work at Walker Art Center, Red Eye Theater, Open Eye Figure Theatre.
Movpo by Kaya Lovestrand A new movement study occupied by concrete poetry, Japanese literary forms, and the best kinds of nonsense. Kaya Lovestrand is an artist currently living and working in Minneapolis, MN. She has performed with choreographers such as Kota Yamazaki, Dana Reitz, Gwen Welliver, Elena Demyanenko and Daniel Roberts in addition to creating her own work and dancing through her collaborative project Three Planes Collective. Her creative work has been influenced by internships with independent choreographers, dance companies, and other arts-based organizations around the United States and abroad. Her eagerness to always be learning new ways of making has lead her through many mediums other than dance, including printmaking, drawing, ceramics, woodworking, and bookmaking.
Bone Conditioning by Robert Keo Bone Conditioning developed from Robert’s relationships with women. This piece explored themes of sex, frustration, and sleeping on the couch. He still doesn’t get it. Robert Keo is an artist/dancer who is inspired to tell stories through the lens of his personal narrative and our digital culture into mixed media dance performances. He has shown dance locally at the IDS Center, Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, and Walker Art Center. He is also interested in collaborating with artists in different mediums to create new work.
Tender12Feet by Kelvin Wailey (Leila Awadallah, Emma Marlar + Laura Osterhaus) Kelvin Wailey had been stuck in a rut of creating only mere hours before a performance. This method had proved successful, but plays on quick efficient decisions, almost always saying yes to every idea, and an anxiety to get the job done. In this case, it also places emphasis on the outcome. Given the space and time of 3PLAY, they explored the antithesis of these things, delving deep into our collected ideas, asking more questions than finding answers, and creating a more process driven work.
Theatre Arts (Sacrifice) by Eric Larson (created in collaboration with and featuring Elizabeth Cooper, Neva Dalager, and Joe Kellen) This piece crammed an evening-length piece into twenty minutes. The referenced piece, Theatre Arts, is a screwy history of student transgression in the Theatre Department at the University of Minnesota. Eric Larson is a senior at the University of Minnesota studying theatre and cultural studies.
SILVER BABY by Reb L Limerick, Jasmine Peck, and Hillary Price in collaboration with Max Kollman, Alex Julian Leeds, and Newme. Silver Baby was a video, sound and performance installation imagining a world of ever-accelerating technology. Reb L Limerick is a multi-media performance artist and first-year MFA candidate in the area of Interdisciplinary Art and Social Practice at the University of Minnesota.
Building Nixon’s Last Krapp by Charles Campbell A mash-up of Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape with the tapes of Richard Nixon and others invested in surveillance, inspired by a GIF found online. Charles Campbell is a founder of Skewed Visions.
Innovation and Maintenance – Some Recent and Some Not-So-Recent Speculative Work by Steven Epley Steve Epley is a registered architect and LEED accredited professional who has worked in various aspects of the architecture and design field for twenty years. His work includes the design of buildings and building components, installations, speculative architectural design, scenic design, and public art.
Sh#t Muthaf#ckers in the American Theatre Say: a compendium on the banality of mediocre thought. by Keli Garrett
Culinary Presentation: Dinner Exchange Americana by Sandra Teitge Sandra experimented with different ways of serving, eating, and discussing food & food waste.
It’s the Dollars in Your Wallet, Waterloo, It’s the Way that You Talk A new performance by Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney Performed by Emily Ban, Ryan Colbert, Erika Hansen, McKenna Kelly-Eiding, Jacob Miller, Ross Orenstein, Kimberly Rhyme, Peter Rusk, Moheb Soliman and Garrett Vollmer, based on instructions given by Emily Gastineau and Billy Mullaney It’s the Dollars in Your Wallet, Waterloo, It’s the Way that You Talk will put an end to theatre once and for all.
eclipse by Ted Moore eclipse is a new work for tenor saxophone (played by Kyle Hutchins), live processing, and video/projection that explores the combination of live improvisation, generated soundscapes, and audio-controlled visuals.