Saturday June 9th
Two Shows: 12:00 and 2:00pm
Sunday June 10th
Three Shows: 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00pm
United We Sock is an interdisciplinary moving installation and performance choreographed by Monica Robles with MoveSchemer collaborators. The work highlights a shared human condition through movement and poetry.
WHERE: Governors Island, Picnic Point
HOW TO GET TO GOVERNORS ISLAND:
There are free ferries running every half hour starting 10:00am.
There is a shuttle that can take you to Picnic Point once you arrive at the island.
Donate towards the cost of the project here:
Monica with MoveSchemer will be presenting United We Sock at Governors Island on June 9th and 10th as part of the Figment Festival. The performance will run multiple times throughout each day from 12:00 to 5:00pm (specific performance times coming soon!), don’t miss it.
United We Sock is an interdisciplinary performance including dance and spoken word poetry. The performance was presented as a work in progress at the Andrew Freedman Home last May.
For more about the project visit: http://kck.st/Knk9o0
If you wish to participate in “United We Sock”, and interdisciplinary performance Saturday, May 5th at Take the Stage. You can simply bring a poem, a song, or a reading to the Andrew Freedman Home at 3pm where Monica will be meeting the participants and giving out instructions for the performance.
No experience or memorization is necessary. For more information contact Monica at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Courtesy of NLE
United We Sock is an interdisciplinary performance that includes spoken word poetry. The performers will be emphasizing solidarity and unity by performing excerpts of their poems to groups of people sequentially, ultimately joining a big choir of poetry.
The performance will take place at The Andrew Freedman Home, and abandoned mansion in the Bronx now opened to artists through No Longer Empty.
Performers are required to attend one of two rehearsals plus the performance on May 5th. Both performance and rehearsal will happen at the Andrew Freedman Home:
Rehearsal dates (one of two is required):
- Thursday, May 3rd from 4:30 to 7pm
- Friday, May 4th from 4:30 to 7:00pm
- Saturday, May 5th from 5- 6pm. Performers are called to arrive at 4:30pm.
There is no monetary compensation. However, approximately 2,500 people attended the art opening last April 4that the Home and many attend The Home regularly so there is great opportunity for networking, exposure, and promotion.
Courtesy of NLE
If interested or to learn more contact Monica at: email@example.com
Mónica will be performing United We Sock, an interdisciplinary performance that includes dance and poetry. The performance will take place at the Andrew Freedman Home hosted by No Longer Empty as part of Take the Stage.
For more information about the institution and the event please visit: http://www.nolongerempty.org/nc/home/events/event/take-the-stage/
For Part I click here
A poem was written reflecting on the experience of wearing the socks for 30 days. The poem was performed in the 29 sites listed below. The sites were chosen based on invitation and the receptiveness of the crowd:
Penny’s Mic, Vagabond Cafe, Washington Square Park, Bar 82, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), Wall Street, Yippie Cafe, One & One Bar, Central Park, The Nuyoricans Poet’s Cafe, ABC NO RIO, JUJUMUKTI, The Pyramid Club NYC, The Underground Live, Children’s Aid Society, Bar 13, The Bowery Poetry Club, Ann Beal Bocht Cafe, Paddy Reilly’s Music Bar, The Tea Lounge BK, The Brooklyn Lyceum, No Malice Palace, Back Fence, The Village Lantern, LP Lounge, Milux Cafe, Milk Boy PA, L Train between First Ave & First stop in BK, Occupy Broadway…
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This is Part I of a three-part project to culminate with performance involving movement and mixed media.
The first part, that started without warning, ignited the next two parts of the project.
I purchased a pair of socks for a work contest. The contest, sponsored by Rockchippers, consisted on wearing the same piece of clothing from the brand for thirty days. The implied assumption was that the item, made of merino wool, could be worn thirty days without harvesting bacteria (meaning that they wouldn’t stink).
Seven days after wearing my piece of clothing (the socks) the item caught an aroma. After debating whether I should keep wearing the socks or not I decided to keep them on (without washing them) for full thirty days.
For Part II click here.