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Bring the Burning Opera Roadshow to L.A.

Burning Opera - How to Survive the Apocalypse

Burning Opera Roadshow Background: As some of you might know, Twan (former L.A. BM Regional director) used to produce longtime SF artist Pepe Ozan’s Burning Man Opera’s from 1998-2002. The director and co-writer of those operas, Christopher Fulling, is now directing an amazing project called “How to Survive the Apocalypse: A Burning Opera”. Twan was originally offered the producer position for this project, but had to decline due to the fact that he is out of the country and will be until well after Burning Man this year. As such, he would not have been able to perform his duties to the best of his abilities.

“How to Survive the Apocalypse: A Burning Opera” is about the history of Burning Man. It gained such a positive response from the honchos at Burning Man headquarters, that a few of them are actually performing in the show, not the least of which is ActionGrl (Andie Grace) and Michael Mikel (aka: Danger Ranger, one of the principals of Burning Man Org).

The “Apocalypse” team has been pushing hard to get the show on the road, beginning after Burning Man this year. This past January, they did a test run of a scaled-down version of the show in SF, which was supposed to be a one-off, but due to overwhelming demand, 6 shows were added, all of which sold out immediately. Read a review of those shows here.

The “Apocalypse” team has managed to get six shows set up in Teatro ZinZanni???s famed spiegeltent on the San Francisco waterfront Oct 5-7 and 12-14. They are desperately trying to bring the show to L.A., but they have not been able to find a producer-type to help them secure a location and work with logistics. It would be a terrible shame for this show not to come to L.A., especially given the inspiring, awesome, and huge creative community we have here.

Please don’t the this opportunity slip by! The Los Angeles community deserves to be represented in this project. It could turn into a longer-running tour, depending upon the success of these first shows. In other words, it could be a career booster. And a money maker…

Below is a blurb from the show’s technical director, Cookie, who has a rich history working with Cirque du Soleil, and the show’s executive producer Dana Harrison, who had worked in upper management in the Burning Man org for a decade.

The Show (and L.A. wants/needs):

How to Survive the Apocalypse – a burning opera (http://www.burningopera.com) – is a musical freak fable that combines rock opera, vaudeville, and a Dionysian revival show into a Hair for the new millennium. The show will debut in San Francisco in early October, but is considering an LA engagement this fall if the stars align properly. The specific stars needed are a local LA producer(s) to handle production and promotions as well as alternate venue possibilities.

The producer(s) role(s) is some combination of organization, logistics and venue management as well as marketing and promotions. Must be well connected, a total self starter and intimately in tune with the local burning man scene.

The venue needs to be in the range of 400-600 seats and be flexible enough to accommodate a thrust or in the round style of play as well as all the necessary parking, food and beverage etc for a full blown night at the opera temporary autonomous zone extravaganza.

The producer role is key although it could be a combination of the right people if there was one in charge of it all. Promotions wizard might be different from good at managing a venue wizard.

Contact Info:

Dana Harrison: dana@burningopera.com
Lawrence Kampf (Cookie): lawrence@lawrencekampf.com

Cirque Berzerk’s “Beneath” Opens June 18

Cirque Berzerk Beneath in Los Angeles

Want to run away with the circus? Want to leave this life behind?

Following a completely sold-out and held-over engagement in the summer of 2008, Los Angeles’ only established circus troupe Cirque Berzerk returns for the 2009 run of “Beneath”, a decadent and demented descent into the underworld.

Opening on June 18th in downtown Los Angeles, the world “Beneath” features fiery burlesque dancers, jaw dropping acrobatics, stunning aerialists, punk rock clowns, gothic stilt-walkers, and psychedelic vaudevillian tomfoolery. Come early to dine picnic-style around the tent, and stay late for a nightly party in the Berzerk Lounge with the Cirque Berzerk circus troupe and enjoy a live performance by Vaud & the Villains.

In Ticketing: http://cirqueberzerk.inticketing.com/events

Cirque Berzerk - Beneath

Both the Myspace profile page and Facebook group page have been updated with 2009 show info, photos and video. We will continue to add to this as the situation develops. If you are on either of these social networking sites, please add us if you aren’t yet a friend. Links below:

Visit the Cirque’s Flickr photostream. More photos will be added from a recent shoot soon:

Cirque Berzerk 2009 Press Release

The Cirque Berzerk Site is currently in the process of being redesigned. In the short-term, we have thrown up a splash page with 2009 show info. You can also navigate to the online ticketing via the CB site. When the new site is up (soon!), we’ll let you know.

How to Survive the Apocalypse: A Burning Opera Road Show

The Burning Opera: How to Survive the Apocalypse

THE BURNING ROADSHOW IS ON THE MOVE –
GET INVOLVED!

OK, so these folks created an opera.?? About Burning Man.?? Yeah, that’s what we said too when they first brought us the idea: “What?… there’s no WAY you can hope to pull this off, describing the indescribable … in an OPERA of all things. Please.”

Well, we sent out our most cynical, jaded scouts to watch the show when it premiered.?? And, well, we were astounded when those highly cynical, hard-to-please emissaries were completely blown away by what they saw.

This show??? Is awesome.?? Funny, intelligent, poignant, thoughtful, and thoroughly representative of our little shindig in the desert.?? OK, so lucky for you, they’re taking it on the road.?? And not only that, but you can get involved, too!

Excerpted from the JRS

Dana tells you how:

In January, San Francisco???s Stage Werx Theater hosted a sold-out run (6 shows in 4 nights) of “How to Survive the Apocalypse: A Burning Opera.”

Though we were presenting a humble workshop performance with no budget, the event was wildly successful, with Burning Man virgins and grizzled old timers registering great enthusiasm.

[The show] is both engrossing musical theater in its own right and a piece of art that truly captures the feel of the [Burning Man] event and the Zeitgeist of its attendees.

Steve Jones of the
San Francisco Bay Guardian

West Coast Tour Planned

Now we are planning a Fall Tour of the West Coast in September and October, with a more ambitious national roadshow on the horizon of 2010, featuring east coast venues. To get more information about the show and our mission, check out the Burning Opera website.

Currently, we are in negotiations with Teatro Zinzanni to use their gorgeous and historic Spiegeltents in San Francisco and Seattle as anchors for our fall tour. Because we would play the Zinzanni tents on Monday through Wednesday, the weekends would remain open, allowing us to present the show at other West Coast locations.

The current plan is to begin some rehearsals and design in the Bay Area in late August, and to have a small presence in Black Rock City, where we will shoot some video and connect with new performers and collaborators. The main block of rehearsals would begin after Burning Man in San Francisco, where the show would open on Sept 22 & 23. We are currently looking for an appropriate venue between SF and Seattle for the weekend of 9/25 & 26. The show would then run at Zinzanni in Seattle 9/29 & 30. We hopefully will find another ‘midway’ venue 10/2&3, and then close our run in SF 10/5,6& 7. Finally, we aim to travel to L.A. 10/9 & 10. Are you on the East coast? We want to talk to YOU!

*NOW!*

We’re assembling the production staff to begin working on this tour NOW. During the next month, we will be holding auditions and meetings with interested collaborators (either to join the tour or to help us bring it to your city) in the following places:

  • NYC – Sunday April 5th
    • auditions by appointment in the afternoon;
    • meet & greet/cocktails 5-7pm; location TBA
  • Washington DC – Wednesday April 8th
    • meet & greet/cocktails evening; exact time and location TBA

We’re looking for volunteers in the NYC, DC, and Virginia area to help run these events, as well as to host fund raising events throughout the summer.

*PRODUCTION TEAM:*

To take this project to the next level, we need to create a strong core Production Team ASAP. We’re looking to fill key roles within the next few weeks. We have had a great response from our production meetings in SF Los Angeles. Now we’d like to round out the cast and staff positions with participants from the other coast, in true Burner fashion. For a list of all roles and details, please see:

http://www.burningopera.com/production_team.htm

*CAST & CREW:*

As this is a Burning Man-style show, the stars will help with the setup and the roadies will be onstage. We love double, triple, and quadruple threats. We especially love riveting singers and dancers that can also play a marching band instrument and have a great attitude while working hard behind the scenes???or perhaps a professional gaffer who really loves to sing!?? We are reopening all roles and understudies and creating new characters for the new version of the show.?? For more details of the roles see:

http://www.burningopera.com/cast_of_characters.htm

We are also excited to collaborate with some of the many spectacular artists, ensembles, and DJs that have been so essential to the Burning Man experience, either as ‘guest stars’ or as separate acts before or after the show. Please send resumes, photos, videos, links to production@burningopera.com.

*TO OFFER IDEAS, SUGGESTIONS, ASSISTANCE:* Please contact Executive Producer Dana Harrison

*TO SEE WHAT WE’RE UP TO:*

Sign up for our mailing list from the website: http://www.burningopera.com
Read our blog: http://h2sta.wordpress.com/
Become a fan of the Burning Opera Facebook page

Space Island & Trinity: Post L.A. Decom Event

SPACE ISLAND & TRINITY

Present
“BEYOND THE BOUNDARY”
SATURDAY OCTOBER 4th

Space Island After Party, post L.A. Decompression Event

IMPORTANT! – This event is not at Space Island. Please do not go to Space Island’s residence.

SPACE ISLAND AND TRINITY PRESENT

BEYOND THE BOUNDARY

SATURDAY – OCTOBER 4

9PM to 4AM

Come celebrate the 5th Annual downtown event AfterParty.
A journey away from the island. Keep the endless dream alive.

3 STAGES OF SOUND

BREAKS – HOUSE – AND DOWNTEMPO

BREAKS STAGE

  • NORTH STAR
    Seattle
    Street Ritual – Space Island
  • BRION T
    Space Island

HOUSE STAGE

  • BRADEN
    Space Island / 16Bit Beyond / Family Affair – Los Angeles
  • JESSE BROOKS
    Yoshitoshi / Fresh Produce – Los Angeles
  • THE IANATOR
    Space Island – The Do Lab – Los Angeles
  • MR CAPARRO
    16Bit Beyond / Family Affair – Los Angeles

DOWNTEMPO STAGE

FASHION COUTURE BY:

Indhi Couture & Ikharos

ALSO

T-evolution & Blue Star

Pre-sale tickets available:

Avoid waiting in line with pre-sale tickets
$20 Pre-Sale
$25 at the door (cash only)
Click to purchase pre-sale tickets

THIS EVENT IS NOT AT SPACE ISLAND

There will be NO shuttles running from the L.A. Burning Man Decompression event to the Afterhours. There will be plenty of street parking at the afterhours. Please know we expect to reach capacity early as we have in the past 5 years.

Food will be available with plenty of vegetarian choices.

Pre-sale tickets will end on October 3 at 12:00am

For pre-sale tickets bring a print out of your receipt and valid photo ID
ages 21 and over

No ID, no entry

9pm to 4am

3 stages of sound: Breaks – House and Downtempo

Avoid waiting in line with pre-sale tickets:
$20 Pre-sale
$25 at the door (cash only)

Event Location:
613 Imperial St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021

CLICK LINK BELOW TO GET DIRECTIONS

View Larger Map

This is a permitted event and will sell out.
If you don’t pre-sale tickets get there early!

CLICK HERE TO BUY PRE-SALE TICKETS

Ninja Skillz and Hipgenesis: “Homecoming”

!! UPDATE AS OF SAT. OCT. 4 @ 4:30PM!! THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER LATE NIGHT VENUE FOR TONIGHT, GO TO THE SPACE ISLAND EVENT LISTED ELSEWHERE ON THIS BLOG !!

SAT. OCT. 4:
NINJA SKILLZ MUSIC & HIPGENESIS PRESENT:
“HOMECOMING”

LIMITED PRESALE TICKETS ARE $16: (tickets at the door are 25$)

Imagine if you will, a Homecoming Dance done only how the LA Underground can do it. Come in all your Playa Finery from earlier in the day or HOWEVER YOU WANT!

  • 3 AREAS OF SOUND FEATURING L.A.’S BEST IN HOUSE – BREAKS – PROGRESSIVE – DOWNTEMPO
  • YEARBOOK PHOTO BOOTH BY KATIE LEE AT EYENEXUS.COM
  • 8 SMALLER ROOMS SPONSORED BY A.H.S. SCHOOL CLUBS ( CHECK OUT DETENTION…)
  • LOCATED ON OUR BRAND NEW DOWNTOWN L.A. CAMPUS!
  • BURNING MAN PHOTO SLIDE SHOW BY CURIOUS JOSH
  • MASSAGE
  • PANCAKES
  • A GAGGLE OF CRAZIES AND YOU!

Featuring the not-so-high-school-cafeteria-sounding:

  • JOHN KELLEY ( Moontribe, Ball of Wax )
  • DJ BLUE ( Blue Insomnia )
  • DJ WOLFIE ( DJWolfie.com )
  • SAYNT ( Ninja Skillz, L.A.L.A. )
  • JESSE WRIGHT ( Pocket Underground, L.A.L.A. )
  • JUPITER ( The Do Lab, LeftHouse Recordings )
  • JOPLIN ( Pork ‘N Beats )
  • MARK ZABALA ( Ninja Skillz, MarkZabala.com )
  • DARKMATTER ( Hipgenesis )
  • NICK THE NECK ( Pocket Underground )
  • 20 MEAT ( Fluid Sound )
  • HYJYNX ( Ninja Skillz )
  • YONA
  • COREY SAGE ( RLD )
  • ZAK BROWN ( Hipgenesis )
  • FAITH ( L.A.L.A. )
  • KUMAR ( L.A.L.A. )

LIMITED PRESALE TICKETS ARE $16

GET EM FAST! TICKETS AT THE DOOR ARE $25

WE WILL be running shuttles from the Decomp Location to the event!
WE WILL ALSO be running shuttles from the parking lot at First and Central in Downtown LA.

ALL SHUTTLES will be identified as R.L.U.S.D ( Red Light Unified School District )
IMPORTANT: the Decomp parking lot will be closed from 12am-7am. If you are coming to our party, either park on the street or move your car to the 1st and Central Parking Lot before then.

SPIKE THE PUNCH!!!!!!!

www.ninjaskillz.net
www.eyenex.us
www.djwolfie.com
www.curiousjosh.com
www.hipgenesis.com For photos, directions, and more information.

Dale Youngman Art Gallery Final Weekend – Downtown Los Angeles

SAT-SUN. JULY 26, 27:

DALE YOUNGMAN ART GALLERY FINAL WEEKEND

Dale Youngman Art Gallery Downtown L.A. I want to thank all my friends and supporters… so please join me for the final weekend of:

“Home Is Where the Art Is”
at the Dale Youngman Gallery
at the Regent
446 South Main Street
Los Angeles 90013

Gallery hours Wed – Fridays noon – 7:00
Saturdays noon – 5:00
(or by appointment)
THROUGH JULY 30

Downtown Los Angeles art gallery Dale Youngman

Featured Artists

Featured will be fine art, furniture, lighting, art glass, sculpture, decorative accessories, jewelry and more! SPECIAL PRICING ON MANY ITEMS!

Artists include Andie Villafane, Alex In Welderland, Alisa Gabrielle, Angelique Payne, David Redic, Elena Roche, Farideh Azad, Jewels by Adorned, Jericho Woggon, Jim Stern, Lucca Collins – Cona, Maria De la Luz, Monica Mader, Nan Wollman, Nick Boswell, Ray Cirino, Suemi by Rich Radenbaugh, and Vanessa Martinelli

Dale Youngman Art GalleryTHERE WILL BE AN AUGUST SHOW – DIGITAL VISIONS – -OPENING AUG. 8 AT THE CONTINENTAL BUILDING, 408 S. SPRING.
(one month only – DETAILS FORTHCOMING! )

Thank you for your patronage!

Contact and Information: daleydale100@yahoo.com

Downtown LA Life Magazine
Art & Music Update
http://downtownlalife.com
“DALEY’S WEEKLY”

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