HOWL ! OUT ! AGAINST THE WAR – September 9


Le Petit Versailles & HOWL! 2007 & M.M. Serra
The 4th Annual Avant Garde(N) program

Sunday, September 9th – At Dusk~ (8pm)
Le Petit Versailles -346 East Houston St at Avenue C
Subways: F/V >> Second Avenue – J/M >> Delancey Street
FREE VOluntary Contribution

“Vers Reves: Am-er-ique”
Celeste Hastings
Soundscape/Costume/Butoh Dance

Transfiguration of Sisyphus’s bondage – social, personal & transpersonal power over life and death. Dream, madness, assisted suicide, freedom? Expanding on the ideas of a full-length piece presented in Normandy & Paris in May/June 2007.

Celeste Hastings is a NYC based performer/choreographer/costume, soundscape, set and video designer interested in mixing mediums. Her work, both solo and group fuses dance, theater, butoh and visual art. She is director /choreographer of the satirical group The Butoh Rockettes. She was a lead dancer for 12 years with postmodern butoh company Poppo and Gogo Boys, and has enjoyed collaborating with many artists & companies over the years. She was selected to join Akira Kasai’s Butoh America work at Japan Society this Oct. ’07. Presented solos this year at Foundation Boris-Vian in Paris, in Normandy, Dixon Place, Studio 111 and Dumbo Dance Festival.
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See The Butoh Rockettes Dec. 21 ’07 at St. Marks Church Food for Thought series.

For Life Against the War Again! DVD – TRT: 88 minutes

For Life updates a concept first enacted in 1967, at the height of the previous debacle. Then, an event called The Week of Angry Art asked 60 filmmakers to make 16mm works of three minutes or less in response to the war in Vietnam; participants included a collection of now-canonical figures such as Jonas Mekas, Robert Breer, and Shirley Clarke, as well as less well-remembered names. Last year, avant-garde film distributor The Film-Maker’s Co-op issued a similar open call for new works about today’s war, resulting in a program of 25 video shorts; both the 1967 and 2007 editions screen at Anthology this week.
“Pro-Life Artists return to the Vietnam protest model with For Life Against the War . . . Again”
by Ed Halter Village Voice, May 8th, 2007

Film-Makers’ Coop Executive Director: MM Serra
DVD Curator: Lynne Sachs
DVD Project Manager: Lili White
DVD Tech Programmer: Bosko Blagojevic
Poster & Cover Design: Ben Oldenburg

LPV programs are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc.,
Citizens for NYC, Green Thumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts.
LPV is supported, in part, by New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Film events are made possible with support from New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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