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Burning Illusions, a multidisciplinary performance series
September 15 – December 17, 1995
September 15, 23 and 30
Joyce Guy, Grey Snatch and Other Stuff, Alicia Woolerton, Director. A personal exploration of Western culture’s fear of aging, and how, as a result, the African American community is losing touch with the tradition of honoring elders. The piece incorporated passages from the Zulu epic poem, Anthem of the Decades, by Mazisi Kunene.
Elia Arce, If You Teach Me How To Fish, Don’t Complain When I Don’t Buy Your Fish Anymore; Ron Athey, The Trojan Whore: Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts; East LA Taiko, which fuses traditional taiko (Japanese drum) with western, eastern, and Latin rhythms, with spoken word artist, Laura Mercado; John Fleck, Me; Lisa Lock, Ice Flowe.
Mel Green and Sandra Tsing Loh, A Freeway Home Companion, featuring Mike Miller and his Starlite Orchestra and special guests.
A.D.O. (Animate Dance Object), Militia; Luis Alfaro, Cuerpo Politizado; Vicki Juditz, Polymorphous Light Eruptions; Mehmet Sander Dance Company, Inner Space; Shabaka Barry Henley, Jungle Bell, an evening of dance.
October 4 through 7
Tanya Blood Hinkel and James P. Hunter II, This Theater Now, with performances by Ernie Lafky, Michael P. Bell and Mary Hunter Ellegood and Dain Olsen and Mike Biel, an evening of progressive, multimedia theater and movement.
November 2, 4, 9 and 10
Amy Greenberg, Phases of the Loon, a macabre multimedia tale of gendercide through the characters of Marie Antoinette, Artemis, a witch and a cancer patient.
Super Session: Mike Kelley, Art Byington, Dave Muller, an evening of music with special guests Jim Shaw, Stephen Prina, Cameron “Show No Shame” Jamie, Extended Organ and others.
December 1 and 2
Tomás Carrasco and Elías Serna of Chicano Secret Service, Revolt of the Cockroach People.
December 7 through 10, 14 through 17
John Yankee, The Beasts of Luxury or A Tragic History of Beauty and Bloodshed: The Horror of Gilles de Rais and Erzsebet Bathory, with Tracy Brenner, Mel Herst, Ivette Solor and others.