Modeled after Skewed Visions’ structure of artists working side-by-side, 3PLAY is a shared evening presentation of short works, fresh from a mini residency at Fresh Oysters, by 3 artists from a variety of disciplines. In the spirit of Skewed Visions, 3PLAY conscientiously invites audiences to be in the middle of artistic experimentation.
3PLAY commits to:
- the path, not the result, because art is not a product.
- outlandish visions because no one else is qualified to experience art as you do.
- tension, because life is made of complex relations and to simplify them is to betray life.
- change because the only things that don’t change are dead.
- these notions because the alternative turns you into a stone or a monster.
3PLAY IS CURRENTLY ON PANDEMIC HOLD
April 23 & 24, 2020 – Jaffa Aharonov, Jules Bither & Claire King, Dolo McComb POSTPONED
August 2020 – Nooshin Hakim Javadi & Safa Sarvestani, Eben Kowler, Marggie Ogas POSTPONED
WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT 3PLAY:
I appreciated the variety of styles and content.
My experiences were full...whether coming away with some critical clarity or poetic images.
With the somewhat quick and dirty format artists stick with a concise presentation, and consequently I have a clear image of each one I've seen in my mind.
It feels constructive and I learn something every time.
Sometimes messy, imperfect, but it helps me as a maker to see others' messes.
A very welcome environment to create and experiment.
I appreciate the variety of artists who perform in these. Cross-pollination among artistic disciplines is vital for new and creative work.
A space for creative, inventive performance.
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 Are You In Town? 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, working 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 wife’s 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.
When you can hear, you can’t see. When you can see, you can’t hear. by Alys Ayumi Ogura.
I’ve wanted to make a piece about my experience as an office receptionist for very long time. This work would include a mixture of emotions, including joy, annoyance, frustration, anger, then, even happiness. I hope the audience can connect with at least one of these emotions.
Alys Ayumi Ogura is a Twin Cities-based dancer and performing artist. She started her dance training as a child under the guidance of Ms. Mika Kurosawa, the late Godmother of Japanese contemporary dance, and her theater training was part of her BA in Theater Studies from Westmar University, IA. She is an alumna of the 2017/2018 Arts Organizing Institute at Pangea World Theater.
Ogura has been performing in the Twin Cities since 2010, and she has worked with Aniccha Arts, Company Blue (Italy), Emily Johnson/Catalyst Dance, Hauser Dance, Live Action Set, Melissa Birch, Emily Gastineau, Sandrine Harris (CT), Anna Marie Shogren, Vanessa Voskuil, and Laurie Van Wieren, to name a few.
Ogura currently works with the April Sellers Dance Collective, Kinetic Evolutions Dance Company, MotionArt and Painting the Room.
Dressed to Move by Maggie Zepp.
Dressed to Move explores an unwavering obsession with movement by recalling past choreography, telling stories, and living out fantasy narratives.
Maggie Zepp is a dancer, choreographer, and teaching artist living in Minneapolis. She is a founding member of the collaborative group DaNCEBUMS and performed extensively with the group from 2013-2019. With DaNCEBUMS, she performed at the Walker Art Center, Tek Box Theater, Bryant-Lake Bowl, and choreographed pieces commissioned by Red Eye Theater and Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. Outside of DaNCEBUMS, she has performed works choreographed by Mathew Janczewski, Morgan Thorson, Fire Drill, and Chris Schlichting. She has also performed solo pieces for Future Interstates and 9×22 at Bryant-Lake Bowl.
Her recent performances include Morgan Thorsons Still Life at Base in Seattle, and DaNCEBUMS final show Its All Real, Its All Fake, Its All DaNCEBUMS at the Tek Box Theater, which received support from Minnesota Regional Arts Council and the American Composers Forum. She works as a teaching artist for Young Dance and Stages Theatre Company, teaching Creative Movement, Ballet, and All Abilities classes in recreational settings.
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 by Scott Stafford. This piece was 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.
Born January 5th, 2017, Magic Dyke is an explosion of gender fluidity bound to captivate and stir the minds of all who gaze in awe. Exploring realms of masculinity, feminity, boy, girl, and everything in between Magic works to redefine what it is to be a creature of this strange world. While Drag plays a big part in their journey of discovery, in the muggle world they go by the name of Morgan Veldhuizen. Morgan is a Point Park University graduate with a Bachelors of Arts in Dance and a concentration in Modern; they are currently dancing for Minneapolis based modern dance company Alternative Motion Project. The year prior they were dancing for ChoreoNova (Pittsburgh, PA) and traveling back and forth to New York for dance film. Some of Morgan’s favorite credits include: “Module” with Sidra Bell Dance New York, “The Dirty Ball” with Attack Theatre (Pittsburgh) “Hubbard Street: Fatum Inflictum” Terence Marling, and “Side Street Walk” Raphael Xavier (Point Park University). Currently, Morgan is dancing under Judith Howard and would like to thank Judith for her earthly wisdom and provocative mind! Last, Magic would like to thank her parents, Mark and Tamara Veldhuizen, for being the most honest and hardworking people she knows; they will always be her role models. Paper vs. Rock 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.
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.
Genius Child by FishWife Theater Company (Jesica Springer + Jonah O’Hare-David) One hundred and twenty years since Plessy v. Ferguson, and 62 years since Brown v. Board and our schools are still separate and unequal. Genius Child pulls it’s name from a poem by Langston Hughes. Hughes’s poem speaks to the way children’s intelligent minds are silenced, specifically the minds of black children. There is a long history of this which continues today. Through multiple disciplines Jade Gardner and Liv Hanson performed this piece about racial disparity in schools.
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.
Noah + Rubbish by Six Families Six Families is a collection of musicians that aims to create opportunities for both performers and listeners to participate in honest, thoughtful, and compelling experiences relating to sound/silence/song. They presented new work on keyboard, percussion, and cornet.
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.
TFC by Clark Bremer Clark presented on Timber Frame Construction – buildings made of large timber fastened with traditional mortise and tenon joinery – no metal! Clark Bremer is a former researcher at Bell Labs, and former VP of the Timber Framers Guild. Currently writing software again, he still teaches Timber Framing at the Guild, and North House Folks School.
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.
RANT Written and performed by Lisa Channer (with Dan Dukich) Directed by Carra Martinez Based on R. Buckminster Fuller’s two day lecture entitled “everything I know” and Channer’s father’s 40 years as a cable news talk show host in Manhattan. It is about the ethics of parenting, failure in all forms and how to hold many ideas together at the same time.
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.
We Are Where by Blake Bolan with Megan Clark, Hannah Holman, Laura Leffler-McCabe, and Mason Mahoney We are where our minds take us. … We are in this body. We are beside bodies we will never know. Sharing secrets that no one else can hear. … We are here, in this room. … We are right now, I am right here, With you.
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.