[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] TNMOT AZTRO Dance Company Philadelphia Premiere at Vox Populi Gallery

TNMOT AZTRO tnmotaztro at gmail.com
Sun Jun 11 15:08:31 EDT 2017


Press Contact: 								
Arien Wilkerson								
Phone: 860-680-5348  | Email: tnmotaztro at gmail.com 
www.tnmotaztro.com
 
Hartford CT-based Dance Company to Perform at Vox Populi 
TNMOT AZTRO In collaboration with Little Berlin & Vox Populi  presents the fifth Installment in Multi-Media Performance 
 
May 19th, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA) — TNMOT AZTRO, a Hartford-based performance art and dance installation company featuring artists from Connecticut and beyond, will perform the fifth installment of The Projector Series on June 22nd, 23rd, 24th Performances at 7pm and 9pm each night. The series are a set of performance and installation works blending dance, live digitally composed music, and Film based visual media. 
 
The Projector Series 1.5 utilizes a combination of light, sound, spatial manipulation, the human form, and movement as modes of inquiry and engagement between audience and performer, as well as the larger community beyond. Thematic concerns center around repetition, time, critical thought, media-created leadership and influence, rhetoric, technology, control, sexual energy and dogma. 
 
“The Projector Series 1.5  which will be performed at Vox Populi, is driven by the concept of sensory overload, in which our brains and bodies are stimulated through receiving information from multiple sources simultaneously.  The projectors around the room transform the physical boundaries of the space: gallery walls become windows and mirrors and vortexes, looking outward at the world beyond, looking inward at the performance.” said choreographer Arien Wilkerson.
 
The Projector Series 1.5 is  the first live Philadelphia  performance by a Hartford-based performance art and dance installation to be held at Vox Populi. The Performance will take place in Vox’s Black Box and also feature a before the show talk June 21st 7pm Little Berlin 2430 Coral St, Philadelphia, PA 19125 Hosted by  Eric Preisendanz 
(Free to the public)
 
“ I am thrilled to bring into our community such a hard working young performance artist whose work is complex and needed.”
Eric Preisendanz  (Little Berlin Member)
   
“We at Vox are delighted to bring a work to Philadelphia that challenges its audience before and after each performance.”
  Jim Strong ( Vox Populi Member) 
 
Event Details
	•	Location: N 11th #3 Philadelphia PA 19107 (Vox Populi) 
	•	Date and Time: June 22nd, 23rd, 24th Performances at 7pm and 9pm each night.
	•	SLIDING SCALE DOOR ENTRY $1O - $15 DOLLARS | Tickets: theprojectorseries.bpt.me 
	•	Installation designed by: Arien Wilkerson and Joe McCarthy 
                                  Sound Designer/Composer: Wrex Mason
                                  Pre-Show Performances: Wrex Mason | domsentfrommars 
                           New Cast: Kailah King, Henry Olivo, Erica Nelson, Lauren Horn, Brian Syms Jr,  Arien Wilkerson.						
                           Performance handbill written in collaboration with - Cooper Davis.
 
About:  TNMOT AZTRO PERFORMANCE ART AND DANCE INSTALLATION LLC
Founded in 2010,  TNMOT AZTRO PERFORMANCE ART AND DANCE INSTALLATION LLC  features seven dancers including the director (Arien Wilkerson), a movement artist, a two-person technology crew and a collaboration team that is made up of six to ten multidisciplinary artists at any given time (photography, sculpture, installation, poetry, DJ, and beyond). The dancers draw from distinct and diverse movement styles and traditions: modern, b boy / breakdancing, ballet, jazz, West African, and more. Most recently, TNMOT AZTRO completed three sold-out shows at Real Art Ways with over three hundred viewers, and another sold out weekend in July with an audience of 125 folks each night. The company’s sold out performances have taken place at art galleries, institutions and incubator spaces such as The Historic Town and County Club of Hartford, the Wadsworth Atheneum, University of Saint Joseph, Scapegoat Garden Center for Contemporary Dance, Ted Hershey Dance Marathon, New Britain Museum of Art, Connecticut Dance Alliance, and the CT Dance Awards
www.tnmotaztro.com <http://www.tnmotaztro.com/>  - Facebok.com/tnmotlife - Instagram - Ariaztro 
 
 
 
About: Vox Populi 
   Founded in 1988, Vox Populi is a contemporary art space and artist collective that works to support the challenging and experimental work of under-represented artists with monthly exhibitions, gallery talks, performances, lectures, and related programming. For over 27 years, Vox Populi has played a unique role in the cultural life of Philadelphia by bringing our audience a diverse range of programming and providing a supportive environment in which artists can take risks and gain valuable professional experience. With a rotating membership and a commitment to working collectively, Vox Populi is a vital forum for the development and exchange of artistic ideas. 
 
About Little Berlin 
Little Berlin is a cooperative exhibition space run by 14 people who curate the space using a collaborative, do-it-yourself ethic. Located in Kensington, Philadelphia, members actively pursue community outreach through ongoing projects such as the Philadelphia Book Arts Fair, The Trenton Ave Arts Festival, Baltimore's Artist Run Art Fair as well as monthly exhibitions. Our collective is unique for its emphasis on curation and programming; members support one another to promote artists and ideas beyond the art practices of individual members. Little Berlin is located in the Viking Mill, a historic textile-mill turned artist space in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia located at Boston St. and Coral St. Enter through the courtyard on Coral St.

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