Ishmael Houston-Jones

In Performance: Variations on Themes from Lost and Found (American Realness)

Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd Ishmael Houston-Jones and Miguel Gutierrez with Nick Hallett and Jennifer Monson presented by Danspace Project, Gibney Dance & American Realness 2018 January 9-13 A mysterious crash reverberated through the sanctuary of St. Mark’s Church, interrupting co-directors Ishmael Houston-Jones and Miguel Gutierrez as they stood up to introduce the performance. The two artists looked up to the balcony for the source of the sound. “John’s here,” said Gutierrez with a sly smile. John Bernd was a vital member of the New York downtown dance community in the 1980’s, creating work until his death from AIDS complications in 1988. Conceived by Houston-Jones, who danced in Bernd’s work (as did Jennifer Monson, who...

In Performance: In And Out Of Uniform

September 29, 2013 TICKETS: Free Abrons Arts Center 466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street) New York, NY 10002 Originally presented by the Museum of Arts and Design, In and Out of Uniform is an improvisational score by Sarah Maxfield, which investigates the histories contained by the body in uniform. This performance of the score will feature interpretations by Aretha Aoki, Jodi Bender, Laurie Berg, Peggy H. Cheng, Ursula Eagly, Carolyn Hall, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Aaron Mattocks, Anna Sperber, Jillian Sweeney, Maggie Thom, Arturo Vidich, and Emily Wexler. Improvisers perform in relay, shifting the score from one solo performer to another every twenty minutes from noon until 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, September 29th. Video of a previous iteration, edited by Maya Ciarrocchi, will be screened in counter...

Highlights- APAP MEGA Listings: UTR, Coil, American Realness, and Off The Map

As we move into this next exciting week of too many shows to possible see during the APAP conference, Under The Radar Festival, Coil Festival, American Realness Festival, and some non-festival performances that are “Off The Map”, we’ve put together our master highlights list. Good Luck and post back and let us know what you thought of the shows. Off the Map ATTA BOY by Brian Bauman Thurs. Jan 13 @ 8pm Fri. Jan 14 @ 8pm Sat. Jan 15 @ 8pm Wild Project 195 East 3rd Street Tickets are $15. To reserve your seats, email brian@perfectdisgrace.com ATTA BOY follows Homer, a middle-aged Pakistani-American engineer, and Matthew, a surly teenaged outcast, as they meet for secret rendezvous at a local holiday inn. This is no ordinary affair. The play is a collage performance, and inco...