Monday, March 15, 2010

GenEnCo at Conjure

CONJURE: Calling up the Spirit of Struggle, Resistance, & Liberation

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.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Remember el Alma tomorrow!

remember el alma
part of this year's Luminaria Festival

Where & When
March 13, 2010 at 9.30pm
The performance is part of the San Antonio Luminaria 2010
and is scheduled to take place at the Hemisfair Plaza
On the wall of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
(Across from the Instituto Cultural Mexicano)
and will last twenty minutes.

Remember el Alma (Remember your Soul) is an on-site performance, directed by, written by, and performed by women. A mosaic of original prose, movement, song, and live projection--the performance transforms the Alamo from a monument to war to one of peace. Featuring Olupero R. Aiyenimelo, Marisela Barrera, Rachel Cruz, Monique Cortez, Natalie Goodnow, and Saray Rosales who will be accompanied by nearly a hundred women.

Original text by Barbara Renaud Gonzalez, adapted for performance and directed by Virginia Grise. Alma volunteer performers directed by Florinda Bryant. With video design by E.M. Gimenez and dramaturgy by Jen Marguiles. Produced by Kellen McIntyre, Exec. Director, Bihl Haus Arts.

Read about it in the Current and the Express-News.


"Remember El Alma," produced by Bihl Haus Arts, is supported in part by the San Antonio Office of Cultural Affairs, seed money from Austin Script Works and the Playwrights Center's Jerome Fellowship. Special thanks to the Luminaria Committee for selecting this project, and to Henry Brun and his crew for their technical expertise and support.

Bihl Haus Arts is a not-for-profit contemporary art gallery located on the premises of Primrose at Monticello Park Senior Apartments, an affordable housing community.

The gallery, open Fridays and Saturdays, 1-4 pm, is made possible with the generous support of The Potashnik Family Foundation and Primrose.

Bihl Haus
2803 Fredericksburg Rd.
San Antonio, TX