Performances

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Journal Entry

"What whispers to you in the dark night of your soul …"

 

Performance art piece exploring the soul searching messages found in a secret journal.

Conceived by Lauren Warhol Caldwell and Ani Collier.

 Performed by Ani Collier and Sara Morsey.

Art by Liliana Dvorianova.

What lies in the journal?

Who is that woman who ends up with the secrets written upon the pages?

What finally leads to a reconciliation of the content of the journal? 

This story includes text, music, poetry and a lot of movement.

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Antarctica. Part 2.

 

Spring Season 2021 was fully sold out and 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 workshops.

Those events are FREE of charge but RSVP is required.

 

A new version of "Antarctica/ The Experience" and "Glacial Waste/ The Exhibit" is to be created next year. Tzveta Kassabova and Ani Collier are already experimenting with movement/sound/video and we will be posting updates online.

And YES, we need more empty plastic water bottles!

Please stay tuned and spread the word about this contemporary visual and performing arts venue. 

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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. 

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Antarctica... The Experience

Conceived and directed by Ani Collier. 

Music and music collage by Danail Vidinsky

Come witness the beauty and the vastness of the blue, hear the sounds of water and melting icebergs.

 

Emerge yourself into this multimedia experience of the beauty of Antarctica and the dangers of plastic waste. Up close hear the power of a thundering glacier.

This original movement piece was created by Ani Collier in collaboration with Dance Alive National Ballet principal dancers Andy Valladon and

Ashley Brooke Lunn.

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"...there was a Girl,"

Conceived, written, and directed by Lauren Warhol Caldwell.  

 

Three performers 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.

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THE STRONGER

June - December 2020

Two Performers.

Two Audience members.

A Social-distanced event.

This 30-minute rendition of THE STRONGER is 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.

Short Q and A at the end of each performance. 

Covid safety protocols in place.

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Mylar Voyage

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 Art creatives in creating a piece entitled “Mylar Voyage” to be shown during the February Art Walk.  

Audience participation encouraged through the silver forest in the back and inside the gigantic mylar balloon on the floor. Bring your kids!  

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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 storytelling evening!

In December, Black C Art gathered a group of Gainesville 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

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THE STRONGER
More dates added: 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

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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.

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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."