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Esther Neff is the co-Director of PPL, see her website at:

panoplylab.org/estherneff

Energy Lab IV

Sunday, April 5th 2015

We will be making aura-charts, reading tarot, practicing. Come by!

Embarrassed of the Whole #8: Methodologies between the OntoEpic

Sunday, April 19th 2015

workshop/thinktank/focus group/rehearsal process/seminar

"Embarrassed of the Whole" is an opera of operations.

Operated across 20 formal seminar/thinktank/focus group/rehearsal process/workshops that conclude with dinner, the work learns from itself how to socially engineer its own construction via the processing of persons.

Participants will work with PPL to practice 5 operations. Bring instruments, or just your voice and body.

Please e-mail to RSVP: panoplylab@gmail.com

>>>>no particular experience or preparation necessary, come as you are BUT please o please do not come in the middle of the session, we begin promptly at 1pm, it is crucial that we are able to focus as a group without interruption, thank you for understanding that the closed timeframe is a part of this performance<<<<

Bushwick Open Studios: Panoply Lab

Sunday, June 1st 2014

Panoply Performance Laboratory is a space but it is also a collective and the moniker for work by Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle.

WE PERFORM FOR YOU/YOU PERFORM FOR US the civil war Embarazo of/with ya __a homebase durational performance and colloquium__ http://www.panoplylab.org/

Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) is unbounded by discipline or field, we collect ourselves around processes, theorizing social systems, ideological structures, modes of production, and epistemic genealogies via actions, relational constructs, images, music, noise, texts, interactions, video, and objects. Past projects have included a durational diner, a silviculture museum, happenings, full-length operas, workshops, solo and duo actions, conferences, concerts, gallery exhibitions, and large-scale collaborative works of constructional institutional critique. Often focusing on conflicts between individualism and collectivity, PPL’s engagements have included residencies across from the NY Stock Exchange on Wall Street through LMCC, and at LPAC, University Settlement, and in other spaces across social spheres. Projects have been hosted by Glasshouse, Grace Exhibition Space, The Brick Theater, the cell, Dixon Place, Silent Barn, IV Soldiers, English Kills, AUNTS, several chashama spaces, Casita Maria, Bronx Arts Space, and Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics (to name a few in NYC) and Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery (Chicago), Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, University of Kentucky, Ohio State, LA GALERIA at Villa Victoria (Boston), The Lemp (St. Louis), 119 Gallery (Lowell, MA), Charlotte Street’s La Esquina Gallery (Kansas City), Gruntaler9, ACUD, KuLe Theater, and BLO Atelier (Berlin), The Pumpehuset (Copenhagen), and many festivals, fairs, public sites, and other contexts.

ENERGY LAB

Sunday, January 19th 2014

ENERGY LAB

PPL is transformed into a futuristic spa as part of a durational performance entitled Energy Lab.

Come anytime during the open hours and sign up for Reiki, tarot readings, aura readings, and more. 10-minute to 1-hour sessions, sign-up on the spot

Get cleansed for the new year, focus on your self-development and personal issues at hand.

Energy Lab

Sunday, December 15th 2013

Energy Lab PPL is transformed into a futuristic spa as part of a durational performance entitled Energy Lab.

Come anytime during the open hours and sign up for Reiki, tarot readings, aura readings, and more. 10-minute to 1-hour sessions, sign-up on the spot Get cleansed for the new year, focus on your self-development and personal issues at hand.

RE-MARKING

Saturday, December 7th 2013

RE-MARKING

SHAWN CHUA MING REN ("Needing," a durational performance)

THEA LITTLE ("Home Notes," sound/dance/theater)

LAUREL ATWELL (Movement work) MOH GROUT (New poetry)

NIKI SINGLETON (visual art) making remarks, making a mark, marking the space, re-marking, re-making. ((((((((((((((!!!))))))))))))))))

Moh Grout is co-founder/ editor of Nada: The Dada Magazine about Nothing as well as author of the poetry Chapbook Bar Room Seance. He is from Seattle Washington. http://nadadadamagazine.blogspot.com/

Laurel Atwell has been dancing and making dance in New York since 2008. She has performed for a wide variety of artists including Belinda He, Kirstan Clifford, and Patti Bradshaw. Atwell is a student of qi gong with Melanie Maar, poetry with Cynthia Cruz, and hosts a monthly supper club, BIG HOUSE. Her current piece, DOUBLE TAKE, features Atwell and Aya Sato strengthening their ESP abilities while Gordon Landenberger rearranges the space with his custom-made furniture. DOUBLE TAKE is currently being performed throughout the apartments, parks, studios, and backyards of New York. doubletakedance.tumblr.com

Thea Little is a choreographer, performer/dancer and self-taught composer. In her performance works, Thea is primarily interested in feminism, gay rights, transcending social class and status, and currently relational aesthetics theories. She reaches for understanding, broadening, generosity, obscurity, individualism, and interaction as well as humor, zaniness, and joy. Her aesthetic is abstract with an anchor - expanding the personal to the universal. She has an MFA in Dance from Hollins University/American Dance Festival and a BA from Columbia University in the General Studies program where she majored in Dance and also focused on Psychology and Music. Dancing with Moving Theater, Neta Pulvermacher, Todd Williams, Jeff Moen, Jeanine Durning, and Karen Harvey Dances among others has given her much fulfillment over the years. Thea has composed mostly on the piano and is working on a CD and book of select compositions from the past 15 years. She also writes music for other instruments and works with manipulating recorded sound on the computer. Her musical dream is to dive into ethnic and contemporary percussion, computers, and electronics. Thea has also started making timbre-based homemade instruments made out of hardware materials and uses them in some of her performances. In addition to writing music for her own dance/movement works, she has composed music for Karen Harvey Dances and Movement of the People Dance Company. Most recently, she has performed this work at Silent Barn and Bronx Artspace. https://vimeo.com/user10178293

Shawn Chua is from Singapore where he cultivated a passion for theatre since his secondary school days where he acted, directed and occasionally wrote for plays. While enrolled in the Theatre Studies and Drama programme for his 'A' Levels, he developed a keen interest in the diverse forms of puppetry and was mentored by Tan Beng Tian from the renowned puppet theatre company The Finger Players. For his final project, he devised an immersive and claustrophobic performance, inspired by Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty, in which a one-person audience was viscerally overwhelmed in a tight enclosure as the puppet Artaud was tortured by electroshock treatments. In his undergraduate days, he expanded his interest in theatre to a wider spectrum of narratives and performances through the lens of anthropology. He specialized mainly in the anthropology of ritual, performance and symbols in Japan, and practiced traditional Noh theatre in the Komparu style with Honda Mitsuhiro sensei and Honda Fuyuki sensei while he was based in Tokyo. Shawn spent a year at Hertford College, Oxford University as a visting scholar, honing his interests in the performative body, and the performative analysis of ritual and play in various forms of Japanese religiosity. He has also helped in the organization of the World Music and Dance Festival in Hakodate, and studied how Festival Tokyo (an annual contemporary performing arts festival) became an intersubjective space for negotiating new narratives in the aftermath of the 3.11 catastrophe. http://performance.tisch.nyu.edu/object/schua.html

Niki Singleton: http://www.nikisingletonstudio.com/

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