DON’T MAKE ME LAUGH is an evening disrupting interiors and identities. An evening that begins and runs wild. It is a piece about the passing of time, limitations, vulnerability, and everything crossing the path behind and in front of us. It is a lost and found of characters we carry and narratives we tell. It is a story told in repetition and told with a radical sense of honesty and a sardonic sense of humor.
Performing a work in progress and process of the vignettes of character and narrative sketches I did throughout the pandemic and continued after. It is also a piece is also about being floored because there is often a lack of space to perform and rehearse aerial. It brings me back to my roots of dance and to explore the floor concepts of some longer length aerial work.
April 16th, Sunday
Go Go Wrong and My Way
Photos by Andrew T. Foster NYC 9/2023
The Slipper Room NYC
Ironfanny go go wrong at Showgirl Wrong
My Way at ShowgirlWrong
Go Go Wrong.
What if the systems in place aren’t designed for you to succeed? What if you say fuck it and keep plotting and making work despite the conditions? How does one make work when the institutions barely recognize your artform of circus, of aerial? How does one age and not expire? What does it mean to make work that refuses the question. What does it mean to refuse a gendered gaze? How does one combine visual art, circus, cabaret and contemporary dance and movement and not get dismissed?
Photos Andrew T. Foster NYC at The Slipper Room 9/22
Lisa Natoli in Showgirl Wrong.
Juanita Cardenas in Showgirl wrong at Slipper Room NYC
Maia Ramnath in Showgirl Wrong at The Slipper Room NYC
Bright Ideas Salon
I Am The Venue
An evening of movement and aerial in various states of research and progress.
When: Wednesday May 19th
Where: Anver @CityPoint.
445 Albee Square West/ Downtown Brooklyn
Accepting donations for performers at the door
Photo by Andrew T. Foster NYC
Bright Ideas Salon returns to Brooklyn
Bright Ideas Salon
Wednesday April 28th, 7pm
Accidental Masterpiece is a series of movement essays and conversations that reveal a menagerie of paradox, grit, human behavior and mystery. It opens portals into a landscape where things begin and end without context, where social conventions fail, where an uprising ends as soon as it begins, where the unanswered question hangs heavy, and where the artist is called to create amongst the ruins of an industry. It is about the undeniable spirit of creation.
artist- artist talk after
Performers: Lisa Natoli Maia Ramnath, Suzanne Karpinski,Chriselle Tidrick
About Bright Ideas Salon: Lisa started BIS in 2008 as a way to show longer form aerial work that combined artforms and have an artist curated platform to show work that breaks the rules.
Join us after in Dekalb Market to continue the conversation
Sliding scale: Pay what you can. Venmo@ironfanny
limited capacity and covid safe.
Must wear a mask properly to enter
Workshop Monday May 3rd and 10th
Meta Silks and Rope Choreography
This class is designed to explore concepts such as hanging, balancing, falling and pathways. The focus is on aerial as a physical concept and experiential practice. We will explore theories about technique, momentum, presence and form while asking questions and embracing room for risk and possibilities. We will research sequences to gain efficiency, ease, fluidity, and awareness, making us better aerialists in a safe and supportive environment.
Must be able to invert repeatedly in the air and have a hip key and s-wrap.
Not for beginners.
I Am The Venue is a series of movement essays that reveal a private/public menagerie of paradox, grit, human behavior and mystery. It opens portals into a landscape where things begin and end without context, where social conventions fail, where an uprising ends as soon as it begins, where the unanswered question hangs heavy, and where the artist is called to create amongst the ruins of an industry. It is about the undeniable spirit of creation that endures even while spaces close, bodies age and resources dry up. I Am The Venue meditates upon Rebecca Solnits’ quote. “There is no good answer to being a woman; the art may instead lie in how we refuse the question.”
Art and community: Art elevates the human experience and provides space where ideas can be exchanged. Allowing ideas to act as a catalyst for change and foster empathy.
character sketches and movement essays in process can be found at Instagram @ironfanny to be constructed as an evening at a later date.