Sunday, April 8, 2018
fresh oysters performance research
Curated by Skewed Visions founders, each 3PLAY features new work by three artists. 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.
April’s 3PLAY features new work by Yonci Jameson (with Holo Lue Choy, Miles Jamison and Keri Tap) (resilience), Amal Rogers (Willness), and Magic Dyke (Paper vs. Rock).
Paper vs. Rock (Sore Loser) This piece is all about provocation, suspense, and revenge; the need for justice when you’ve been outsmarted by an unlikely enemy. In the childhood game “Rock, Paper, Scissors” two playmates take their best bet on a move while trying to guess what their opponent is going to do next. Sounding familiar? When we flirt, interview, make new friends, when we see an old friend from a chapter of our lives we’ve already closed—we are strategic. We win some, we lose some, we stack the cards to our advantage, and none of us like to lose.
Yonci Jameson is a musician, poet and budding community organizer. Yonci has been trained in the art of West African drum and dance since 8 years old. Yonci entered into the world of jazz on bass clarinet in 2012, and briefly slammed poetry in 2015. Yonci continues to explore ontology through live music, wordsmithing and various performing arts.
resilience explores the social expectations, the struggle with introversion and stagnancy, the expression of lived experiences, gender and spirituality through a musical-metaphysical lens. Performers respectively identify as young, black, queer and/or trans, none with precedence over the other.
Amal Rogers is a Somali/American dance artist and community educator who uses art as a means for personal, social and political transformation. She holds a Masters degree in dance from Mills College, is a certified bodyworker, and acts as an editor and as the Community Outreach Director for the online publication Art For Ourselves. Amal makes performance experiments to positively define her identity. She works with bought, found, and self-made objects to create environments where she is control. She has presented work at Going Dutch Festival and Saki Records in Chicago, 9×22 Dance Lab in Minneapolis, University of Helsinki in Finland, the Mills College Art Museum and Lisser Theater in Oakland, CA, and the Black Box Theater in Sarasota, FL. Amal is on the teaching roster of the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts and the East Side Art Center. This Spring she is developing a solo work as part of Isolated Acts with Red Eye Theater.
Willness explores list making, remaking, and crossing things off of lists as a proxy for wellness.