CPR Presents: New Voices In Live Performance
Star Crap in Progress is Velez-Jackson's new work in progress based on improvisations in dance, song, sound poetry, and standup comedy. The piece asks the performer to seamlessly embody a cross section of performance personas that are amplified by live microphone. Star Crap in Progress explores the microphone as a vehicle for heightened exposure and simultaneously a structure to hide behind. Velez-Jackson frenetically creates, reverses, and discards roles to reveal what's just beneath the surface of a façade, creating a dense and fearless form of expression.
Benjamin Ford Asriel:
Utility Pet is dedicated to-and a product of-my parents. It both incorporates and eludes the models of companionship that were my (our) birthright. It is fantasy, history, poetry, soliloquy. It's a study of function and affection. It's a new dance for two men. Created and Performed with Jeremy Finch
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