“My interest lies in the choreographic force of knowledge attuned to the body, sensation, and emotion. Charged with a subtle energy, my performances are set within theatrical environments designed to encourage the viewer’s perceptual and intellectual participation. I work to harmonize memory and the senses so that we can see, touch, and make sense of the stuff that comprises us, has conditioned us. Through performed catharsis and joyous surrender, I dance.” — Nickels Sunshine*
This week at REDCAT, performance artist Nickels Sunshine presents TAKE ME WITH YOU—a non-gender-conforming homage to Nijinsky and Martha Graham—as part of Week Two of the New Original Works Festival 2017. Nickels will be performing with Barry Brannum, Bernard Brown, Maya Gingery, Jmy James Kidd, and Alexx Shilling.
TAKE ME WITH YOU will be followed by Tales Between Our Legs’ multimedia piece A DISMAL GLIMPSE AT A SCRIPT WE CREATE TO KEEP US MOVING FORWARD, and Vivian Bang’s performance documentary on Korean-Americans and the 1992 uprising in Los Angeles, CAN YOU HEAR ME/L A 92. (Coincidentally, the subject of a recent 90x90LA event, as well as Justin Chon’s new film Gook, out August 18).
NICKELS SUNSHINE—TAKE ME WITH YOU, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, August 3, 4, and 5. All shows at 8:30 pm.
REDCAT, DISNEY HALL, Music Center, downtown Los Angeles.
Nickels Sunshine. All images coutesy of Nickels Sunshine and REDCAT.