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The OPEN SOCIETY PROJECT: FLAGSTAFF, September 2013 (Photographer George Breed)

The Carpetbag Brigade Newsletter

 

Autumn Presentations 2013

EMAIL CONTENTS
In the Press (reviews & video)
September in New Mexico
October Schedule
The Bi-Cultural Road Show
Help Support Us

 
In the Press
 
Reviews and video footage of Carpetbag Brigade performances...
 
 
GLOBAL STILT CONGRESS 
 
"[gave me the opportunity to] make connections, meet like-minded colleagues, learn new stilt/physical theater techniques and connect with a global network", 
Em Piro, St Louis Fringe (Global Stilt Congress workshop participant)
 
"I take away a technical vocabulary and desire to evolve with the discipline." 
Julie Duguay (Canada), Julie Danse  (Global Stilt Congress workshop participant)
 
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Global Stilt Congress participant Coi Coi, performing with Carpetbag Brigade at Summer Feast (Photographer: Mi-Ly)
 
The subsequent performance with Global Stilt Congress participants at Summer Feast: Dos Rios, directed by Ursula Berzborn from GROTEST MARU was
 
(The Beat of 24th & Mission, Holly Near)

 

 

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Ephemoral Images 
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BURNING MAN
 
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'Callings' at Burning Man (Photographer Bruce Gulick)
 





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September in New Mexico

Over half way through The Bi Cultural Road Show and we are in New Mexico. We will be performing in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos and Penasco, hosted by the National Hispanic Cultural Center  and  
 
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Carpetbag Brigade performing in 'Flourish Before the Flood' (Photographer: Rick Meinecke)
 
 
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
September 2013

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National Hispanic Cultural Center - 1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 
Costs - $10
 
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September 15th @ 4:30pm 
DIOS DE LA ADRENALINA
National Hispanic Cultural Center - 1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 
Free Event Donations Suggested
 
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September 21st @ 3:30pm
OPEN SOCIETY PROJECT
We are working with stilters associated with the National Hispanic Cultural Center to prepare our next edition of the Open Society Project which will be presented at Globalquerque at the National Hispanic Cultural Center - 1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 
For more information
 

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Santa Fe / Taos / Penasco
Northern New Mexico
September 2013
 
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SANTA FE, NM
September 22nd @ 4pm
DIOS DE LA ADRENALINA
The Rail Yard, 740 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Free Event, Donations Suggested
For more information
 

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TAOS, NM
September 24th @ 7pm 

CALLINGS & HOJARASCA
The Taos Mesa Brewing Company - 20 ABC Mesa Rd. - El Prado
 
 
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SANTA FE, NM
September 27th @ 5:30pm
CALLINGS & LANDSCAPE REINVENTION SOCIETY 

The Rail Yard, 740 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505 - Free Event

For more information

 

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PENASCO, NM
September 28th 

LANDSCAPE REINVENTION SOCIETY - 2pm
 Logan DIRTYVERBS Spoken Word & HOJARASCA - 7:30pm
   CUMBIA SONIDERO DANCE PARTY
Penasco Theater  
Costs $15

 

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Where to next...
  

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Flagstaff, AZ
October 1st

 
A concert from Hojarasca at the Indigenous Music Center. 



 

 
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Flagstaff, AZ
October 2nd @ 12pm

The Bi-Cultural collaborative performance will be presented at Northern Arizona University (NAU) Student Union.



 

 
'Dios de la Adrenalina'

Phoenix, AZ
October 4th @ 7pm

The Bi-Cultural collaborative performance will be presented at Civic Space Park (424 N. Central Ave), present in conjuction with Performance in Border Lands & Casa de Cultura Colombiana as part of Roosevelt Row First Fridays.

 


'Landscape Reinvention Society' 
& 'Sonoran Strange'
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Phoenix, AZ
October 12th 5pm-8pm
Desierto Remix: Performance in the Desert

Nemcatacoa Teatro and VerboBala 
will be presenting their shows at the 
Deer Valley Arts Center.
Tickets: $10 General Admission; $8 Students Buy tickets here

 

 


'Landscape Reinvention Society' 
& 'Sonoran Strange'
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Ajo, AZ
October 13th


Nemcatacoa Teatro and VerboBala 
will be presenting their shows at 
the International Sonoran Desert Alliance.
 
 



'Landscape Reinvention Society' 
& 'Sonoran Strange'
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Bisbee, AZ
October 18th / 19th


Nemcatacoa Teatro and VerboBala 
will be presenting their shows in Bisbee central school project (43 Howell Ave).
 
Venue and times tbd
 
 



Bi-Cultural Road Show

Tucson, AZ
October 21st to November 3rd

In Tucson the road show will be hosted by Many Mouths One Stomach 

& Flam Chen, where we will be involved in the All Souls Procession with auxillary events in Douglas and Bisbee.

  

'DIOS DE LA ADRENALINA'

October 24, 5pm - 9pm

Cochise College Pit Fire Festival

  

'HOJARASCA'

October 24, 5pm - 9pm

Cochise College Pit Fire Festival

 

'ALL SOULS PROCESSION'

November 3, 5pm

Gather on N. 6th north of underpass and south of 6th St

 

 

  

 



'Landscape Reinvention Society'
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San Antonio, TX
November 

Nemcatacoa Teatro will be presenting their work.
 
More information to come soon! 
 





 
 
Dios de la Adrenalina
 

What is The Bi Cultural Road Show? On the surface it is the amalgamation of performances being presented by The Carpetbag Brigade, Nemcatacoa Teatro, Verbo*Bala and Hojarasca during their tour of the United States. But what is happening amongst this mix of cultures and personalities. What are the currents in this fishtank of expression? We are 20 people in an arcological embryo, hidden in the desert utopia of a visonary architect. We are harboring a theatrical research between two cultures, but in essence we simply encounter ourselves while shedding our cultural conditioning.

 

We wake up. We train. We condition our bodies to use stilts. We repeat actions, gestures and dances. We share weight and space and direction. We filter our improvisations seeking meaning, beauty and clarity. We argue, we misunderstand each other's intentions. We fill the container of time up with voices, movement, chaos, salt, corn starch, melting ice, dust, sweat and occaisional drops of blood. The wind drives through the arched vaults of Arcosanti, parching us dry. We count out loud and crawl, climb and fall. The days pass in a slow evolutionary process. The pressure of diminishing time builds, bending the shape of our collective organism into new orientations. Patience ebbs and flows. The puzzle of a performance reveals itself. The reward of our perseverance is finding a way to be together in the flow of time.

 

 

We are all individuals caught in the waves of our cultural identities; not something we chose, but something we were born into. As performaners, we examine those predetermined patterns through reflection and incubate a connection concocted in the forge of genuine exchange. What is underneath the cliches of the cultures we inhabit? How have the rough broadstrokes of history, economic force, colonialism and religion shaped our relationship to each other and the earth we inhabit. We are rooting through our attempts, failures, and successes to find a path that illuminates who we can be with each other, how we can be with each other and what we can be with each other. We are changing our bodies, our thoughts, our capacity for language, our perceptual sphere, our daily rhythm, our lifestyle out of a desire to transform the present moment into a visceral prayer.

 

Art is a vehicle. It articulates a syntax of possibility by weaving a tapestry of beauty out of culture clash and traumatic history . By threading paralell stories into a deeper context art globalizes liberation and uses resistance as a tool to deepen peace. The collective affirmation of individual experience transforms perception and creates shared values.

 

The Bi Cultural Road Show is building a Medicine Ark to float above and beyond the flood of boundaries and identities.

 

 Bi Cultural Road Show Video

 

Dios de la Adrenalina Process - Video

 
 
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HELP SUPPORT US
 
If you wish to support us and our mission as we move through 2013, there are many ways to give support...
 
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Money is always helpful...Please visit Our PayPal Link to make a tax-deductible donation.

We are looking for donated vegetable oil for our bus in Arizona, San Antonio, Santa Fe and New Orleans. Please contact us if you can help.



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Jay Ruby and

The Carpetbag Brigade 

 

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The Bi Cultural Road Show  is made possible by support from the NEA, The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the Kenneth Rainin Foundation.
 
 
 
 

Creating both spectacle-based dramatic outdoor perormances and intimate indoor black box self devised works, the mission of The Carpetbag Brigade is to increase the quality, scope and impact of live performance culture through performer training, community outreach and aesthetic presentation. By utilizing performance art and its pedagogy as a tool to transcend language, class, and genetic heritage we seek to create bridges of understanding by sharing our craft locally and globally in diverse urban and rural settings.

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