Performances

Antarctica. Work in Process Workshop

 

Spring Season 2021 was fully sold out! We are grateful for your participation, attendance, questions, and comments

 

The next season is going to be exciting and we are already playing with some ideas! As a gift to you, we would like to invite you to our workshop. The event is FREE of charge but RSVP is required

 

A new version of "Antarctica/ The Experience" and "Glacial Waste/ The Exhibit" to be resumed next year. You are welcome to see this work in progress. And YES, we need more empty plastic water bottles!

Stay tuned and spread the word about the most contemporary visual and performing arts venue. 

In Search of...

/create your own story/

A short movement investigation by Ani Collier and Tzveta Kassabova will be presented to a limited audience of eight at Black C Art Gallery.

Two Bulgarians, one from frozen Michigan, the other from sweltering Florida, both accomplished movement artists collaborated to create an exquisite performance.

 

Tzveta Kassabova, named one of '25 to watch' by Dance Magazine was recently back in Gainesville on a short residency to explore live performance possibilities with fellow dancer/choreographer Ani Collier.

 

"In search of..." provides an intriguing blank page for the viewer to interpret and and project the meaning of their desire. 

Antarctica... The Experience

Come witness the beauty and the vastness of the blue, hear the sounds of the icebergs and melting water. Emerge yourself into the multi-media experience of the beauty of Antarctica and the danger of plastic waste.

 

Conceived and directed by Ani Collier. The original movement created in collaboration with principles of Dance Alive National Ballet, Andy Valladon, and Ashley Brooke Lunn.

"...there was a Girl,"

 

Conceived, written, and directed by Lauren Warhol Caldwell.  Three performers will explore the repercussions due to narcissistic trauma. It is written in a lyrical narrative filled with humor and an unexpected turn of events. 

The story concentrates on the conflict between one woman and one man.  However, the tragic essence is certainly not limited to just a man and a woman; this story happens between all sexes and in all categories of life.  Featured in this performance is Ani Collier as the girl.  Ani supports the story with entertaining and haunting movements.  She carries us through the thread of the story as the character of the girl faces the possible tragic circumstances of such an encounter.

THE STRONGER

June - December 2020

Two Performers. Two Audience members. A Social-distanced event.

A 30-minute rendition of THE STRONGER, loosely based on August Strindberg's play of the same name.

 

Director Lauren Warhol Caldwell and performers Ani Collier and Sara Morsey take audiences through a fascinating journey of friendship and betrayal.

Mylar Voyage, February Art Walk

February 28, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Zornitsa Stoyanova, Bulgarian artist, comes straight to Black C Art Gallery after presenting a project at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

 

Zornitsa joins Black C in creating a piece entitled “Mylar Voyage” to be shown during the February Art Walk.  

Who's On The Other Side Of The Footlights? You!

ENCORE Performance! January 23, 2020 at  7 p.m.

They are Back for an encore story telling evening!

In December, Black C Art gathered a group of residents to write and perform their own stories.These original pieces were magnificent and the evening was touching, provocative, funny and informative.

"...it was a masterpiece experience right here in my hometown, a gift I will remember.  You've given me new skills and a framework to practice and find my voice...". --- Kim Tesch-Vaught

The Stronger

November 20, 21, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Mrs. X and Ms. Y. They find one another in a cafe on Christmas Eve. What do they have in common? What are their differences? Who has what to say? And more importantly, at the end of their encounter, which one is the stronger?

Inspired by August Strindberg’s THE STRONGER. Additional dialogue from "Mistress of Many Moons" by Sylvia Brownrigg and Lauren Warhol Caldwell.

Directed by Lauren Warhol Caldwell

Featuring Sara Morsey and Ani Collier

Oedipus Redux OR
"Which Man is That in My Bed?"

October 23, 24, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Our wonderful Lauren Warhol Caldwell is back with yet another original piece. She is joined by the guitarist Chuck Martin, who will be accenting the story with underscore, plinks, zaps and strums which will culminate into an orchestration of this Greek tragedy.

Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles, morphs into an altered title in Warhol Caldwell's and Chuck Martin's roguish interpretation entitled: Oedipus Redux OR "Which Man is That in My Bed?"

 

This faux Greek mash up with text and guitar is just a way to tickle your fancy as to what will be next on the agenda at the gallery.

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

September 11, 12, 13, 2019 at 7 p.m.

 

A play by Nassim Soleimanpour / Iran


FROM THE PRODUCERS: "No rehearsals. No director. No set.
A different actor reads the script cold for the first time at each performance.

“I was born on Azar 19th, 1360 in Tehran. That’s Tehran, December 10th, 1981 in Christian years…”

Forbidden to leave his country, playwright Nassim Soleimanpour distilled the experience of an entire generation in a wild, utterly original play. WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT is a work about contemporary Iran and of Nassim’s generation. A generation born amidst the hardship of the Iran-Iraq war. A generation of computer-literate, well-informed young people who have never known an Iran other than the Islamic Republic."