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Squid out of Water

 

Brooklyn NYC– Called “haunting” and “fascinating” by the Austin Chronicle, video and performance artist Christina Sukhgian Houle will present her most recent work Squid Out of Water, an original live production about the search for self and the meaning of life. 

 

The performance will run

December 15th at 5pm and December 16th at 7pm at the Jalopy Theatre 315 Columbia Street, Brooklyn NYC 11231 (at Hamilton Avenue, Carroll Street on the F)

 

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students.  Seating is limited.  Please visit the url below to purchase seats in advance:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/529727

 

About Squid

In this original evening length performance Houle, with a cast of musicians, magicians, palm readers, dancers, and all around people about town, will create a narrative that parallels Alice’s journey down the rabbit hole.  Using sculptural costumes, appropriated and original text, pedestrian choreography and Méliés-esque sets Houle and her crew will journey through her head, the psyche of mass media and the outer echelons of a universe with the hopes of better understanding the fabric of our beings.  With tools from the anthropologist’s, psychologist’s and surrealist’s tool belts the ensemble will question both how identity is constructed and unraveled. 

 

Christina Sukhgian Houle has studied and performed comedic improvisation at The Second City (IL), been named by the Austin Chronicle as one of the Top Ten Dance Phenomena of 2008, worked with Creative Time (NY), and has been a visiting artist at Spelman College (GA).  Her videos videos and choreography have been seen at festivals in NY, LA, Chicago, Mexico, and the Netherlands.   She is a recipient of the Andy Warhol Foundation Idea Fund Grant and has served as an artist in residence at Mildred’s Lane and SOMA.  Currently Houle is in the second year of her MFA in visual art at Columbia University.  More information on Houle and this project can be found at christinasukhgiahoule.weebly.com.

 

Footage from a sister work in progress to Squid Out of Water can be seen at http://vimeo.com/80326334

 

Contact: Christina Houle, 210.323.7492, beingbelushi@gmail.com More info on Houle at christinasukhgianhoule.weebly.com

 

Event site at http://tinyurl.com/mkjno8xsquidpromo_4-4.jpg

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.
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