Boundaries and opportunities, trust, power, and love—the new international project Bluebeard from Tatiana Baganova has it all.
Tatiana Baganova, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Provincial Dances Theatre in Yekaterinburg, Russia, teams up with Charles Slender-White (ADF alumni!), Choreographer and Artistic Director of FACT/SF in San Francisco, CA, for the premiere of Baganova's Bluebeard, inspired by Charles Perrault's fairy tale "Bluebeard."
Charles Slender-White will perform in San Francisco and will livestream in to join Provincial Dances Theatre in Yekaterinburg, Russia on the stage of the Sinara Center!
Tatiana Baganova and Charles Slender-White met at ADF in 2004 when Charles was an ADF scholarship student and Tatiana was at ADF with her company, Provincial Dances Theatre. Charles recalled, "I met Tatiana in 2004 during my first summer as a student at the American Dance Festival. I immediately fell in love with her choreography and told her that I wanted to work for her when I finished college. She was amused, and I persistently stayed in touch. In 2006, we met again at ADF. I auditioned for her every day for four weeks, she offered me a spot in the company, and I moved to Russia about two months later. From 2006 to 2008, I toured all over Russia and Europe with Provincial Dances, began teaching company class, and started making choreography at local universities. In 2008, I moved back to California to start my own company, FACT/SF.
"My relationship with ADF and Tatiana started 17 years ago, when I was still a student and very new to dance. ADF provided me with encouragement, community, and invaluable training. The festival put me in touch with Tatiana and other amazing choreographers who in turn helped me start and sustain a career in dance. What an absolute honor to be a part of this project - to engage with ADF in another new capacity and to be collaborating with Tatiana 15 years after she offered me that first job."
Bluebeard by Tatiana Baganova featuring Provincial Dances Theatre and Charles Slender-White is commissioned by ADF with support from the Doris Duke/SHS Foundations Award for New Works, Trust for Mutual Understanding, and the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
LIVESTREAM EVENT BETWEEN TWO CONTINENTS
10am Pacific Time
1pm Eastern Time
10pm Yekaterinburg, Russia
This livestream event is only available to view live ONCE!
Join us in the Connection Café for an evening full of the greatest love songs - headlined by our Founder and Broadway performer, Stephane Duret!
This digital performance will be both Open Captioned & ASL Interpreted. Additional performances by Rachel K. Haines, Chris Ignacio, Tyler Bellinger, Darkness Rising,Tyrone Davis Jr., Melody Betts,and of courseKaiser himself. More performers will be announced soon so get your ticket today!
About The Performers
Rachel K. Haines is a background and session vocalist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her past work includes diverse commercial, session, demo and live performance work in various genres such as pop, jazz, indie rock, punk, reggae, R&B and more. She is also the lead vocalist in the dream-pop duo Rush Week and has been signed to Elefant Records since 2017. Rush Week has had two songs featured in the popular Netflix series Elite and the new Netflix series The Mess You Leave Behind. Their sophomore album Past Lives was recently released in June 2020.
Tyler James Bellinger of the band KNGDAVD has amassed over 5 million plays on Spotify. KNGDAVD’s single, ‘Blood on Our Hands’ has been featured in Guiness’ 200th anniversary commercials, and the trailer for the new movie “The Public.” KNGDAVD’s single "You Never Know" was featured in the Marvel TV show Cloak and Dagger, and their song "Say My Name" is featured in the new season of Netflix's “Lucifer.” Bellinger wrote Australian singer Meg Mac's US Single "Don't Need Permission" and Spanish pop artist Blas Canto’s song "Save Me". Bellinger’s single “Giving You Up” was featured on NBC’s “Songland” and recently passed 5 million plays, as well as being featured on Apple Music’s “A List Pop” and “Today’s Easy Hits” playlists. Bellinger is currently writing for Rozes’ new album and has a track on the new Robin Schulz album coming in fall 2020.
Kaiser Ghausi is a singer/songwriter who has recently released his first album called "Dreams for Musicians." In July, Kaiser played live for the first time in an outdoor performance at his summer camp. It was a success and his songs were well received! Kaiser continues to create music as he is planning to release his second album “Changes in your Life” by early 2021. You can listen to his music on Spotify, iTunes and his YouTube channel.
Flight brings together performers and audiences from anywhere in the world in order to investigate expansive global issues and tiny revelatory moments in real time. We visit with people around the world and get to know them in their own environments and in their own words. Carefully blending reality and filmic fantasy, Flight creates an experience that is a performance, a community event, and a conversation.
In 2018, Anonymous Ensemble envisioned a new kind of live performance that could bring together performers from anywhere in the world to create real time shows for audiences in theaters and in homes worldwide via the internet. In 2019, the company began developing the technologies and techniques that could make this vision a reality through monthly webcasts of Flight. When the pandemic hit in early 2020, this work in creating decentralized, internet-based theatrical medium suddenly became a worldwide necessity for live performance. Join as we cautiously wing our way back into the physical venue at HERE, a beloved artistic home of the downtown NYC theater community, and simultaneously explore sister spaces in Bogota, Copenhagen, and Melbourne. We invite all our winged friends, predators and prey alike, to flock together in Flight!
HERE’s annual celebration of puppets returns, this time in a digital space! Featuring puppet artists from all over the world, including Théâtre d’Illusia, Silencio Blanco, Plexus Polaire, Rasputin Marionettes, Yumiko Tanaka, and Basil Twist.
Franco-Finnish company, the Théâtre d’Illusia was born in 1997 at the initiative of Marja Nykänen, Finnish puppeteer graduated from ESNAM.
Silencio Blanco is a theater company in which we work and investigate a language of our own with paper marionettes and in silence. Silencio Blanco will present non-verbal excerpts from “Pescador.”
Artistic director of Plexus Polaire, Yngvild Aspeli, develops a visual world that brings to life our most buried feelings. The use of life-sized puppets is at the center of her work, but the play of the actor, the presence of the music, the use of light and video, are all equal elements in communicating the story.
A live serial space opera from the creators of the world’s first Zoom opera All Decisions Will Be Made By Consensus and the digital surveillance opera Looking at You.
The travelers aboard the Grand Crew, a very massive luxury emigrant craft, expected to remain in therapeutic hypothermia until arrival at their new home planet. Unfortunately, the technology has been compromised. Isolated in their pods, the unfrozen migrants find themselves entangled in a shared phantasmagoria that smells like sour gummi worms. They are stuck in mid-transition between planet A and planet B, between the end of the old life and the beginning of the new life, between memory and amnesia. They can’t finish the job of erasing the past, and they can’t move into the tenebrous future. Don’t worry: the ship’s computer, Bob, has a plan.
New episodes premiere Thursdays at 1pm with the culminated performance of episodes 1-6 airing Thursday December 17th at 7pm followed by the final episode at 8pm.
Help us put the Imagination in iTunes at our 2020 ImagiConcert!
Headlined by indie pop band Rush Week (Rachel K. Haines & James Benjamin Thomas) and featuring performances by Tyler Bellinger (Songland), Emily Cavanagh (A Song For You), Sam Ruiz (American Idol), Cory Wade (America's Next Top Model), and Kaiser himself! It will be a concert full of spirit and imagination! Tickets are only $10.
*The entire concert will be open captioned and ASL interpreted*
What has Kaiser's Room imagined recently?
Weekly digital classes since mid-April
Brand new (digital) classes designed in collaboration with New York Deaf Theatre for the Deaf Plus community
A new weekly hybrid class/interactive performance called The Kaiser's Room ImagiHouse
TOTAL FEAR is a horror dance-theatre production based on research of Total Theatre and the process of generating fear for stage through live dance and theatrical performance. TOTAL FEAR is the capstone project of Katie Burks’ graduate research at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in pursuit of a Master of Fine Arts in Choreography. This online event invites any who dare to experience TOTAL FEAR from home or work via global livestream.
Important Notice: The performance will start 30-minutes earlier than originally scheduled at 5:30 PM.
Check-in will begin at 4:30 PM. We recommend arriving before 5:10 PM as the performance site is a 20-minute walk from the main entrance.
American cemeteries of the nineteenth century served a similar purpose to today’s public parks, as they once saw visitors picnicking on the grass, strolling down meandering paths, and socializing together as families. In the last century, however, these spaces have become more utilitarian in nature and often lack public engagement beyond funerals and grieving. Graveyard Shift, a collaboration between Green-Wood and Pioneer Works, proposes a new way of interacting with the space of the Cemetery by activating it through sight, sound, and movement.
A Body in a Cemetery is a new place-inspired performance conceived by internationally acclaimed artist Eiko Otake. It is presented as part of this year’s Graveyard Shift series.
From the artist: I have no intention to offer a theatrical production. My performance announcement is my promise to be there and to offer my body for a duration of time, together with other visitors. My lone body will mark the place and the time when audiences can gather to meditate on how landscapes hold not only the deaths of people throughout history, but also the flow of constant lives and deaths of all species. We will observe the Cemetery carefully and actively so we can hear the transformation of lives and deaths.