performance

Playing music in our streets

I`ve become enamored with the mythology and historical context of what music once was within older cultures. As my experience is very limited to this industrial version that I`ve come to know and fear. My experience has been widely cultured by a limited amount of approved albums that made it through the pasturization process. It seems before filtration and domination became an economy fueled marketing goal that music was well known as the applied priveledge of observation, insight, and "free" time. As well its the application of skills and the science of vibrato.

It makes sense that something coming from the combination of so many valued resources would become commodified and bridaled by a market controlled cultuer.

It makes sharing somewhat scary.

However i love to play music, in wide open spaces, in echoing spaces, or near the water. What makes it easy to share the music I write or play is too remind myself that nothing is mine, its not mine to protect or hoard but instead it is a combination of every thing that has been shared with me in the past, However those vibrations reached me they were someones, or from stereo recordings that have become the fabric of my own voice and music i play today, And to not share those gifts that were given to me would be awful,

This Is A Poem

This Is A PoemHi.  We're Richard
and Jason.  We're
performing:  This Is
A Poem.  Our piece?
It's as original as
Muzak on an iPad.
You might remember us from such public

previous poetry
performances
(probably) as
Grandma's House, Radio
8-Ball, Cast Off Arts
Lab, Olympia
Timberland Library,
the studios of KAOS and
I Love You

Variety Show.
If not, hi.  We're big in Japan™.
This is a poem.
We will be performing
twice,
Friday, April 23rd,
(7 & 9pm) at

Matter Art Gallery
5th Ave SW.

We'll even release
you in time
for the nearby 9:30pm Illuminated
Procession.
                  This Is A Poem
   is about 20 minutes.
Jason Taellious.  Richard Thietje

First meeting of Gender Tales! This Wednesday, April 7th!

Hello! We know the Vagina Monologues just happened and put us all in the mood to focus on our own experiences, our own community, our own ideas of gender. Now the opportunity has presented itself! A group of people are putting together a new series of performances made by our own community, including all genders, all ages, all sizes, all backgrounds, all capabilities! Welcome to "Gender Tales" (working title)! A cooperative series of performances, be they monologues, dances, songs, poems, or any mixed media... We are in the beginning stages of this project and are in need of more help. If you would like to be part of this project in any way, please write to us right now!! olygendertales@gmail.com
We have multiple opportunities available for participation:
1) Write/Choreograph/Design/Create/[Whatever] an individual performance, submit anonymously (or not) for someone else to perform.
2) Perform someone else's story/vision.
3) Create AND perform your own story!
If you have a story in mind, but you feel it may not fit directly under the title of gender, THAT'S OKAY! We want to hear your stories of cope, identity, etc.... So bring them to our first meeting: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7th, 2010, from 6-8pm at Caffe Vita in downtown Oly. If you cannot make it to the first meeting e-mail or call us. We are looking to create a close and safe community within the performance group.
e-mail: olygendertales@gmail.com
or call Erica: (818) 687-1624

The Truly Magnificent Bob Storey

A new musical by Shelby Turner

Featuring Derek Ryan Hain and Emily Popp

The Northern
312 4th Ave E — Olympia, WA
Thursday April 15, 8 PM
$5 Admission
Special Guest Performance Afterward

See Flyer Below

Be a part of a new type of gender performance! First meeting this tuesday!

Hey, Everyone! We know the Vagina Monologues just happened and put us all in the mood to focus on our own experiences, our own community, our own ideas of gender. Now the opportunity has presented itself! A group of people aer putting together a new series of performances made by our own community, including all genders, all ages, all sizes, all backgrounds, all capabilities! Welcome to "Gender Tales" (working title)! A cooperative series of performances, be they monologues, dances, songs, poems, or any mixed media... We are in the beginning stages of this project and are in need of more help. If you would like to be part of this project in any way, please write to us right now!! olygendertales@gmail.com We are writing a contract and have a sponsor, so if you are interested in sucha contract for Spring Quarter, let us know so we can add you to our group! The sooner, the more plausible. We have multiple opportunities available for participation: 1) Write/Choreograph/Design/Create/[Whatever] an individual performance, submit anonymously (or not) for someone else to perform. 2) Perform someone else's story/vision. 3) Create AND perform your own story! If you have a story in mind, but you feel it may not fit directly under the title of gender, THAT'S OKAY! We want to hear your stories of cope, identity, etc.... So bring them to our first two meetings! If you would like to be part of this amazing project and performance, anticipated commitment should be one day per week throughout the entire Spring quarter. This is our tentative schedule (days/times may change, according to participants' availability): Week 1: Tuesday, March 30th, 5:30-7:30pm, Student Lounge in Student Activities building (Sem 1) >> First meeting, for everyone interested. Wednesday, March 31st, 6-8pm >> First writing/creating meeting; bring a rough outline of the story you wish to portray in the art form of your choice!

Backstage Pass

Backstage Pass is a collection of singer/songwriters from around the country that unite for special performances as an ensemble group. The show offers a unique opportunity for audiences to have a sneak peak into the songwriters creative process and discover a hit song's true meaning, its intention and its journey to number 1. This particular group of musicians, who have given so many artists the pulse of their music, represent the very best of songwriters in America today. A virtual jukebox of experience, this group of singer/songwriters directly influence the stations we tune our radio to. This collection of singer/songwriters: Maia Sharp, Tony Haselden, Georgia Middleman and Craig Carothers have written for the likes of The Dixie Chicks, Colin Ray, Terri Clark, Peter, Paul, and Mary; Lorrie Morgan, Faith Hill, Bonnie Raitt, George Strait, Martina McBride, Lisa Loeb, Cher, Shania Twain, Shenandoah, Trisha Yearwood and Kathy Matea. They occasionally unite for special performances as an ensemble group, and Back Stage Pass offers a unique opportunity for audiences to have a sneak peak into the songwriters creative process and a song’s journey to #1 on the charts. This group of musicians, who have given so many artists the pulse of their music, represent the very best of songwriters in America today.

The Illuminated Ball: A Midwinter's Night Dream

Get out your sequins and your fancy dance shoes! Come dressed to illuminate and celebrate the annual fundraiser for the Procession of the Species (to be held on April 24). Without any public funding, this is our main fundraiser. Come make it happen! This year's pageant will feature a dream sequence performed by local trapeze women, dance artists, puppeteers, and storytellers. Tall House Arts, Elizabeth Lord, Dan Luce, RADCO dance collective and Primordial Soup will be featured. After the pageant dance the night away to the funky-blues soulful tunes of Bump Kitchen. 21 and over Tickets: Advance $45 per person/ $50 at the door Available at: Traditions Fair Trade, 5th & Water St in fabulous downtown Olympia. Clip from last year's performance: Video Clip from the Illuminated Ball 2009

Aerial Dance Performance at the Brotherhood Lounge, Weds., Nov. 4th, 8pm, free!

The Tallhouse Arts Consortium presents an aerial dance performance (trapeze, fabric) the first Wednesday of every month at the Brotherhood Lounge, next show is Weds., Nov. 4th at 8pm sharp. The show is free but tips for the performers are greatly appreciated! www.myspace.com/thebrotherhoodlounge

The Washington Center presents Kate Clinton

Kate Clinton is a faith-based, tax-paying, America-loving lesbian political humorist and family entertainer. She has worked through economic booms and busts, Disneyfication and Walmartization, gay movements and gay markets, lesbian chic and queer eyes, and eleven presidential inaugurals. She still believes that humor gets us through peacetime, wartime and scoundrel time. Kate was last at The Washington Center in 2005.

Be sure Kate will discuss politics, a certain Referendum and make you laugh out loud.

Student Rush $10 tickets All Day - Day of Show!
w/valid student i.d.

Arts Walk TOP SECRET Performance

It's Fall Arts Walk, and lots and lots of cool things will be going on, and you'll be busy, and walking around, and having a great ol' time in general, and there will probably be art and jugglers and clowns and musicians and things to catch your interest.

There is, though, a TOP SECRET performance happening at Arts Walk tonight, and one that you should not miss.

At 6:10pm this evening, sharp (don't be late), you will be dazzled, mystified, amused, entertained, and otherwise awed by a unique and spectacular Arts Walk performance.

I'd show up at 6:00 if I were you, just so you don't miss out.

5th @ Washington
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