Carpetbag Brigade
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The OPEN SOCIETY PROJECT: ALBUQUERQUE, September 2013 at NHCC 
 with Carpetbag Brigade, Nemcatacoa Teatro and Hojarasca                                 (Photographer: Cutty Bage, Q-Staff Theatre)

The Carpetbag Brigade Newsletter

 

October Presentations 2013

EMAIL CONTENTS
Harvests (Photographs & Videos)
October Schedule ... Back in Arizona
November Schedule ... San Antonio & New Orleans
Workshops in New Orleans
The Bi-Cultural Road Show
Help Support Us

 
Harvests
 
Reviews and video footage of Carpetbag Brigade performances...
 
 
ALBUQUERQUE OPEN SOCIETY PROJECT 
 
"Wonderful to take on physical challenges with such expertise & heart.
Richard Schoumen, Q-Staff Theatre (Albuquerque workshop participant)
 
"We learnt art is a journey and our motions, gestures, coordination, symmetry, rhythm and energy create the journey's landscape."
Bill & Kai Bradley, Father & Son (Albuquerque workshop participants)

 

"This was an experience I will take with me into future performances!"
Monika Skiba, National Hispanic Cultural Center (Albuquerque workshop participant)
 
"I learnt about people and how people work together."
Blaze Richard, Circo Latino (Albuquerque workshop participant)
 
Meztli Bennett-Perez of Circo Latino, (Albuquerque  Open Society Project workshop participant) performing at NHCC with Carpetbag Brigade for Globalquerque Festival 2013(Photographer: Cutty Bage, Q-Staff Theatre)
 

 

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FLYING HIGH WITH WISE FOOL IN PENASCO
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
Photographer:
Rafael Melo Montana
 
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CALLINGS IN ALBUQUERQUE
'Callings' Proscenium NHCC
Full length 'Callings' recording from NHCC, Albuquerque


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October Schedule ... back in Arizona

With less than two months to go, The Bi Cultural Road Show is back in Arizona. We will be performing in the All Souls Procession in Tucson as well as presenting our shows in the surrounding areas in the border cities of Ajo, Bisbee and Douglas. 
 
Helen Goodrum & Gina Shorten of Carpetbag Brigade performing in 'Callings' at Taos Mesa Brewing Company, September 2013 (Photographer: Rafael Melo Montana)


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Landscape Reinvention Society
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Sonoran Strange
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Photgrapher: Rick Meinecke

Nemcatacoa Teatro & Verbo*Bala

Phoenix, AZ
October 12th 5pm-8pm

Desierto Remix: Performance in the Desert
Deer Valley Arts Center

 
Tickets: $10 General Admission; $8 Students Buy tickets here

 

 


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Landscape Reinvention Society
            &
Sonoran Strange
Photographer: Mary Stevens

Verbo*Bala & Nemcatacoa Teatro

Ajo, AZ
October 13th


Nemcatacoa Teatro and Verbo*Bala 
will be presenting their shows at 
the International Sonoran Desert Alliance.
 
 



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Hojarasca Musica Andina

All Souls Procession benefit Concert
Photographer: Rick Meinecke

Tucson, AZ
October 17th @ 7- 10pm

Solar Culture Gallery
31 East Toole Ave

Hojarasca Musica Andina (Bogota, Colombia) and  The Missing Parts will take you on a deep musical exploration. 

 

Suggested $10 Donation

 

 




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Sonoran Strange

Verbo*Bala 
Photographer: VerboBala

Bisbee, AZ
October 18th @ 9:30pm

Central School Project, 43 Howell Ave
 
The Sonoran Strange is a multimedia performance piece celebrating the varied histories of Arizona. 
 
$5

 

  


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Landscape Reinvention Society

Nemcatacoa Teatro
     
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Photographer: Christopher Mankowski

Bisbee, AZ
October 19th @ 3pm

Central School Project, 43 Howell Ave
 
Landscape Re-invention Society is a vibrant, mobile spectacle of silent figures on stilts that will move through the desert with impressive acrobatics.  

 

 

 

 


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Pit Fire Festival
 

Carpetbag Brigade, Hojarasca, Nemcatacoa Teatro, Verbo*Bala
 
 

Douglas Campus, Art Department

 

Douglas, AZ
October 24th @ 5-9pm

 

5pm - LANDSCAPE REINVENTION                 SOCIETY (Nemcatacoa Teatro)

  

6:15pm - SONORAN STRANGE                            (Verba*Bala)

  

7:15pm - CALLINGS 

               (Carpetbag Brigade)

  

8pm - HOJARASCA



All performances are Free

  

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Dios de la Adrenalina
Photographer: Rick Meinecke

Carpetbag Brigade, Hojarasca, Nemcatacoa Teatro, Verbo*Bala


Tucson, AZ
October 26th @ 4pm

The Temple of Music & Art  

330 South Scott Ave, Tucson

 

 

 

 


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All Souls Procession
Photographer: Venus Alba

Tucson, AZ
November 3rd @ 5pm

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

 
Donations accepted




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November Schedule ... 
San Antonio & New Orleans
 
'Dios de la Adrenalina' presented at the Civic Space Park, Phoenix October 2013 (Photographer: Rick Meinecke)


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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
Photographer: Venus Alba

Carpetbag Brigade, Hojarasca,
Nemcatacoa Teatro, Verbo*Bala

New Orleans, LA
November 21 - 24th

Trash Palace
2121 Chartres Street
 
 
  



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WORKSHOPS
 
Albuquerque Workshop Participants (Photographer: Cutty Bage, Q-Staff Theatrer
  
Introduction to Stilts
with The Carpetbag Brigade

New Orleans, LA
December 5-6th

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

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Stiltasana
with The Carpetbag Brigade

New Orleans, LA
December 7-8th

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