!! FreEpLaY!! POP-top-IMPROV, An Evening of Improv, Games and Soundpainting
One Night Only! Wednesday June 6 at 8:00pm at the Brecht Forum, NYC
451 West Street New York, NY (West Side Hwy between Bank St. & Bethune)
“A Happening in which art leaps off the wall and into the seat next to us.” -Asbury Park Press
NEW YORK, NY – !!FreEpLaY!! is Strike Anywhere’s monthly improvised performance series at the Brecht Forum. The June show is the final show in SA’s 2011-2012 season. The evening features SA's interdisciplinary ensemble of world-class musicians, dancers, and actors spontaneously spinning performance pieces. Part performance, part creativity lab, the ensemble steps into the unknown, creating art in the moment, allowing intuition, the sounds of the room and audience suggestion to guide what they play. The ensemble is known for their use of SOUNDPAINTING, the sign language for conducted improvisation which allows a conductor/composer to sculpt an improvisation while it is in motion. The June show will feature the full ensemble in a series of improvisations, including a few SOUNDPAINTINGS and there will be games and giveaways.
The Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble is an inter-disciplinary ensemble theater that has been generating original performance pieces since 1997. The permanent ensemble is comprised of some of N.Y.C.’s finest jazz musicians and top improvisers from the downtown theater and dance scene. SA performances always feature live music, physical theater and modern dance. The company applies structures and concepts from American jazz to their inter-disciplinary improvisations to create performances that are startlingly alive. The company is in residence at the Brecht Forum. Strike Anywhere has toured nationally and internationally. The company has appeared at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the American Airlines Theatre, The Irondale Center, The Zipper Factory, P.S. 122, and HERE Arts Center. Additionally Strike Anywhere has been featured on Radio France, NPR, WBAI and German Public Radio.