what can be (un)done?
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

what can be (un)done?

what can be (un)done?
Shannon Stewart: Performing myself giving a lecture as a performance

Tues., Jan 23, 2018 | 7pm
Tickets: $5-$10 suggested donation

Inspired by theories that conceptualize the body, identity and performativity, "what can be (un)done?" asks what is possible through our ritualized engagement in bodily training. Shannon examines her own somatic research and analysis of where theory intersects materiality. What has been embedded in her body? How are social structures choreographed and what does this have to do with making dances?  Shannon will try to explain as much as possible without talking.

Shannon Stewart is a choreographic artist who splits her time between New Orleans and Europe (with her heart deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest). Her company, Screaming Traps, explores the intersection of dance practices, embodied identities and social choreographies.  For Shannon, the body’s participation in everyday life and social systems is an opportunity for choreographic research.  Simultaneously, the practice of dance rituals holds potential for untraining, retraining, making and unmaking. She has started, led and researched art spaces in different cities in the US (including co-founding the Vera Project in Seattle), which underpins much of her thinking about what we make, how we make it and how we exchange in different settings.

Shannon Stewart’s performance work for stage, film and gallery has been presented in the US, Canada and Europe. She interpreted the work of Tino Seghal, Joan Jonas, and Deborah Hay and performed with tEEth, zoe | juniper, Kathleen Hermesdorf and many others.  She works as an independent scholar, educator, and choreographer in festivals, universities and contemporary art centers. She has a BA in Urban Design from the University of Washington and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Dance Performance from Tulane University.

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Dada Films with Lori Goldston
Jan
26
9:00 PM21:00

Dada Films with Lori Goldston

Cinema of the Bearded Heart: Film Dada

Friday, Jan. 26
Doors at 8:30pm, screening at 9pm
Tickets: $20 general admission, $10 students/seniors

An evening of Dada short films projected on 16mm film with live accompaniment by cellist Lori Goldston. Dave Abramson on drums.

Includes films by Viking Eggeling, Hans Richter, Man Ray, Fernand Léger & Dudley Murphy, and René Clair. Also on the program is Un Chien Andalou by Luis Bunuel

The Sprocket Society seeks to cultivate the love of the mechanical cinema, its arts and sciences, and to encourage film preservation by bringing film and its history to the public through screenings, educational activities and archival efforts.

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Base Independent Productions: Out of Nowhere
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Base Independent Productions: Out of Nowhere

Sleep Nod presents three dance works, 20 minutes each. Petra Zanki presents a new solo work in collaboration with Dylan Ward about the politicization of pleasurable acts. 

Also on the bill is an elaborated version of "The Lesser Evils" by Sleep Nod, a farce about the ever present struggle for social and physical resources. 

And FACTSF performs "Platform," set to Holly Herndon's 2015 album of the same name. "Platform" investigates the relationships between people, the digital spaces they occupy, and the attendant homogeneity that arises from their echo-chamber-creating algorithms. 

Dec. 15 - 16
7:30pm
Tickets are $20 and available online

Out of Nowhere is a Base Independent Production.

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Very Open House
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Very Open House

Drawings, paintings and two live bands. As part of Equinox Studios' "Very Open House," Base presents a group show organized by Dave Proscia along with sets of live music by Asscomb and Marion Walker. 

Dec. 9
6pm - midnight
Free

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Markeith Wiley/Sylvia_Cilvia
Nov
16
to Nov 19

Markeith Wiley/Sylvia_Cilvia

In Base's third and final Artist Residency of 2017, choreographer Markeith Wiley works in collaboration with Laura Aschoff on a new project, "Being All Feeling or 6 to 8 white women," under the name Cilvia_Sylvia or Sylvia_Cilvia.

Showings:
11/17 @ 8pm $5
11/18 @ 8pm followed by hang out/dance party with dj Onesies $5
11/19 @ 6pm followed by conversation with Laura, Markeith & a specail guest! Free!!

Cast: Fenja Abrams, Allison P. Burke, Kim Holloway, Sierra Hendrix, Drew Santoro and Julia Sloane

2017 Base Artist Residencies are made possible with support from Bossak Heilbron Charitable Foundation.

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Base Occasional
Sep
6
to Sep 7

Base Occasional

Base launches the Base Occasional, a periodic platform for new work in contemporary dance, Sept. 6 -7, 2017. The Base Occasional No. 1 features experimental and in-progress works by Seattle-based choreographer Heather Kravas and Oakland-based choreographer Maureen Whiting, along with excerpts of new works by Base co-founders Dayna Hanson and Peggy Piacenza.

Wed. Sept. 6, 8pm

Thurs. Sept. 7, 8pm

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