9 pm Saturday March 27, 2010
Resistencia Books, 1801 South 1st Street Austin, TX 78704-4255
We invite you to a forum for progressive artist/activists: a series of experiments in jazz music, spoken word, and dance.
This session will feature:
kt shorb and the Generic Ensemble Company
& black improvisational music by 3Collective
$5 dollar suggested donation.
Rooted in the tradition of improvisation, revolution, and blues, Conjure is a sovereign site for artistic/exploratory/spiritual collaboration, expression, and rejuvenation. Each jam session will highlight the “Afrological improvised music” of the 3Collective along with a featured spoken word performer, dancer, and filmmaker inspired by the jazz aesthetic.
Co-sponsored by the UT Austin Community Engagement Center, John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies, and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies.
*Part of the proceeds will go to support GenEnCo*
Generic Ensemble Company (GenEnCo) Mission & Vision
GenEnCo is a team of artists that devises and produces innovative adaptations and new work. GenEnCo views marginal bodies, experiences and subject positions as central to the form and content of creating work. As such we strive to promote, foster, and engage performance, writing and ideas of/with people of color, queers, gender queers, women, working class people, immigrants and youth.
GenEnCo trains together regularly in Suzuki Actor Training and Viewpoints, and uses Theatre of the Oppressed as a main system for creativity and political engagement. We believe these combined systems are integral to strengthening ensemble cohesion and solidarity.
GenEnCo creates work in dialogue, both within the company and with the community in which it works, treating performance as a critical intervention for change in our local and global communities.
k. terumi (kt) shorb is a director, performer, and writer. She has trained in Suzuki Actor Training and Viewpoints with the SITI Company and Zen Zen Zo. She is founder and Artistic Director of GenEnCo, for which she recently directed the critically acclaimed play, Stuck on Gee-Dot. She was a founding member of Stamp Lab, winner of the 2008 ArtSpark Festival and the 2009 FronteraFest “Best of Fest.” She was shortlisted for the Fish Publications Short Story Prize and has been anthologized in multiple publications. She has performed in multiple original plays, drag shows, instructional videos and short films.
a salmon rojo production.