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Dios de la Adrenalina in New Orleans to complete Bi Cultural Road Show! 
 

The Carpetbag Brigade Newsletter

 

November Presentations 2013

EMAIL CONTENTS
Media (Photographs & Videos)
November Schedule ... San Antonio & New Orleans
Workshops in New Orleans
Workshops in New York
APAP
Article Title
The Bi-Cultural Road Show

 
Media
 
Reviews and video footage of Carpetbag Brigade performances...
 
 
ARIZONA [TRICK n] TREATING US WELL! 
 
 "All Souls Attracts Participants Beyond Local Community" - TV interview featuring Dios de la Adrenalina and All Souls Project 
Luis Carrion, Arizona Public Media 
 
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Dios de la Adrenalina is a project that seeks to articulate the human connections that exist across two cultures ... 
Luis Carrion, Arizona Public Media
 
Jacob Devaney, Huffington Post Impact, Arizona

  

 
Panorama Online, Phoenix, AZ 
Trisha Maldonado, Douglas, AZ
  

  

  



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Red Gold, White Gold, Golden Gold 
'Dios de la Adrenalina' presented at the Armory Park, Tucson October 2013
 (Photographer: Rick Meinecke)

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November Schedule
San Antonio & New Orleans

We near the end of the Bi-Cultural Road show. With five months of performance behind us we head to San Antonio and then to New Orleans where the Roadshow retires for 2013. 

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The Open Society Project
Photographer: Venus Alba

Nemcatacoa Teatro * Carpetbag Brigade


San Antonio, TX
November 7 - 17th

Nemcatacoa Teatro will be presenting their work Landscape Reinvention Society and both companies will be hosting a workshop and performance
 
More information to come soon! 
  



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Dios de la Adrenalina
Flyer Editor: Helen Goodrum

Carpetbag Brigade, Hojarasca,
Nemcatacoa Teatro, Verbo*Bala

New Orleans, LA
Nov 21th @ 9pm
Nov 22th @ 11pm
Nov 23th @ 11pm
Nov 24th @ 9pm

Trash Palace
2121 Chartres Street
 
 
  



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WORKSHOPS
New Orleans & New York  
'Puentes de Ciudades Invisibilies' 
Monterey Mexico 
Carpetbag Brigade collaborative workshop with Pura Vibra
 

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WORKSHOP : Introduction to Stilts
with The Carpetbag Brigade

New Orleans, LA
December 6th @ 6pm-8pm
Den of Muses - Architect Street (Lakeside) 

Participants will work on warm-ups, training and exercises intended to bring awareness to the movement habits stilts require. Proper stilt alignment and gaits, moving into choreography and transitions to the ground and back to standing will also be covered.

$35 (Stilt rental available at $25)

For more information or to book, email:
info (at) carpetbagbrigade (dot) com
 

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WORKSHOP: Stiltasana
with The Carpetbag Brigade

New Orleans, LA
December 7-8th @ 12pm - 3pm
Den of Muses - Architect Street (Lakeside) 

Experience the mix of yoga, stilt acrobatics and release based dance work through contact improvisation to engage in an evolving performance modality. Stiltasana is for performers, dancers, yogis and those with a deep curiosity to explore the capacity of their body.

$80 early registration (before Nov 25) / $95 (full price after Nov 25)

For more information or to book, email:
info (at) carpetbagbrigade (dot) com

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WORKSHOP: Stiltasana
with The Carpetbag Brigade

New York, NY 
January 3 - 5th
Venue & time tbd

15 hours of intensive acro stilt training.
Experience the mix of yoga, stilt acrobatics and release based dance work through contact improvisation to engage in an evolving performance modality. Stiltasana is for performers, dancers, yogis and those with a deep curiosity to explore the capacity of their body.

$235 early registration (before Dec 15) 
/  $275  (full price after Dec 15)

For more information or to book, email:
info (at) carpetbagbrigade (dot) com

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Flyer Editor: Helen Goodrum
Presentation with Jay Ruby ... The Bi Cultural Road Show Report

 

Perspectives on Artist Driven Models for Long Term International Collaboration

 

The Bi Cultural Road Show toured the Southwest of the United States throughout 2013 making presentations from San Francisco, CA to New Orleans, CA. Utilizing the acrobatic stiltwalking skills of Nemcatacoa Teatro from Bogota, Colombia and The Carpetbag Brigade from San Francisco, CA; live music from Hojarasca from Carmen de Viboral, Colombia and spoken word from Logan Dirtyverbs from Verbo*Bala of Tucson, Arizona, The BCRS brought 5 different performances and a community engagement project to 7 different regions over 7 months.  The BCRS Report includes video and slides detailing the use of spectacle based drama to expand the perception of latino cultural identity in the Southwest and be a living exemplar of two cultures working with each other towards a common goal. The session will use a mix of images from the tour along with anecdotes, poetic references, data, facts and inspirational quotes.

 

The concluding discussion will activate dialogue around: 
- Artist driven models for long term international collaboration 
- The benefits and risks of presenting live open air outdoor performance
- Creating residencies with international performing artists that lead towards presentations with community participants.

 

The session will be facilitated by Jay Ruby, Director of The Carpetbag Brigade and producer of The Bi Cultural Road Show along with Nadia Hagen and Paul Weir, Directors of Flam Chen and the All Souls Procession one of the host organizations of the Bi Cultural Road Show.

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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 performers, 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

  


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

The Carpetbag Brigade 

 

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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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