Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble: Everything One in the Disc of the Sun
JACK Brooklyn, NY
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ROYAL OSIRIS KARAOKE ENSEMBLE:
EVERYTHING ONE IN THE DISC OF THE SUN
A self-help karaoke opera Conceived by Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble (Tei Blow & Sean McElroy) Featuring Tei Blow, Siobhan Gandy, and Sean McElroy
Thursday - Saturday, October 24 -November 2 8pm Show 9pm Golden Karaoke Party featuring The Prodigal Sun Spiritual Supplies Boutique
JACK 505 1/2 Waverly Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238
Tickets $10 (includes admission to Golden Karaoke Party) Karaoke Party-only tickets available at the door for $5
On Saturday, November 2, raise your golden voices for: AFTERLIFE OF THE PARTY A special benefit performance and karaoke party for Osiris $30 Benefit performance + karaoke party + open bar $15 Karaoke party (starting 9pm) + open bar
Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble (Tei Blow and Sean McElroy) is a musical priesthood that explores the metaphysical terrain of self-help movements at the end of the 21st Century.
In Everything One in the Disc of the Sun, three Osirian priests gather at a pseudo-Egyptian karaoke bar at the end of time to perform their favorite tracks from the self-help repertoire. Under the cosmic glow of an LED pyramid, Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble sings, chants, and recites forgotten hits from the VHS vaults of gurus, cult leaders, corporate speakers, and extraterrestrial mediums, which they channel through an embedded in-ear karaoke machine. Combined with original songs, gestural fragments of the Death Trance Dance, compulsive drinking rituals, video projection, and other cultural flotsam, Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble entombs the lost relics of a future civilization in lyrical self-preservation.
Also onsite is The Prodigal Sun Spiritual Supplies Boutique, a conceptual consignment store for self-enhancement, which will be open nightly at 7:30pm and after the performance for the duration of the Golden Karaoke Party. Merchandise and services for sale include:
- Tarot readings from Archetypal Healing System, a customized science fiction tarot system by César Alvarez (The Foundry Theater, Taylor Mac's Good Person of Szechwan, The Lisps) - Pre-recorded guided meditations by playwrights Corina Copp and Sibyl Kempson (Elevator Repair Service) - baba youree's "just the tips" gold-crested pyramidal chocolates and orgone-generating soaps - Custom talisman jewelry by Laurie Berg (AUNTS) - Digital aura photography by Matt Romein - A children's book by Jeremy Barker (Culturebot, DeeplyFascinating.org)
All performances will be followed by a Golden Karaoke Party, MC'd by DJ Rob the Rich and The People's Karaoke. [Complete songlist: www.royalosiris.com/songs]
Conceived by Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble (Tei Blow and Sean McElroy) Featuring Tei Blow, Siobhan Gandy, and Sean McElroy Costume Design: Daniel Blow Lighting Design: Ben Demarest The Prodigal Sun Spiritual Supplies Boutique Manager: Youree Jong Choi Spiritual Suppliers: César Alvarez, Jeremy Barker, Laurie Berg, Youree Jong Choi, Corina Copp, Sybil Kempson, Hannah Patterson, Matt Romein Documentation by Maria Baranova Management by Alexandra Rosenberg Produced in association with Immediate Medium
Presented by JACK. Development and production of this project was made possible through Immediate Medium's artist development program, which promotes collective production and knowledge sharing among IM-affiliated artists. Produced, in part, through Kori Rushton and IRT's Residency Season (irttheater.org). Made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation, the Lambent Foundation, The SHS Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
505 1/2 Waverly Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238