Broken Box Mime Theater

ABOVE BELOW was a special two-night event presented by Gowanus Art & Production and Broken Box Mime Theater (BKBX) at the Green Building in 2015.  BKBX is a collaborative performance group that tells original stories through mime technique, without the use of props, sets, costumes or words.  Each evening the audience was taken on an epic journey inspired by place and perspective, via a collection of original short plays told entirely through movement and music. ABOVE BELOW woke up the adventurer, the romantic, the cynic, and the dreamer in all of us.

Photos by Chellise Michael

ISSUE Project Room Presents Nakatani Gong Orchestra

ISSUE Project Room partnered with us to bring a non-traditional orchestra directed by master percussionist and acoustic sound artist Tatsuya Nakatani. Nakatani's approach to music is visceral, non-linear and intuitively primitive, expressing an unusually strong spirit while avoiding any categorization. He creates sound via both traditional and extended percussion techniques, utilizing drums, bowed gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects and bells, as well as various sticks, kitchen tools and homemade bows, all of which manifest in an intense and organic music that represents a very personal sonic world.

Photos by Chellise Michael

Groupmuse

Groupmuse is making classical music accessible to new audiences by taking the fuss out of the listening experience, meaning anyone can host Groupmuse artists house-party style with and for friends. The Green Building proudly hosted a larger-scale evening outside their regular living room sessions. Learn more about Groupmuse here, and see some of our favorite photos by Chellise Michael below!

The Median Movement

THE MEDIAN MOVEMENT is the artistic intersection between Xan Burley + Alex Springer, serving as a vessel for their collaborative choreography, performance and teaching. They presented Room Moving Part I, a collaboration with sound/set designer/performer Will Owen and dance artist Hsiao-Jou Tang. Room Moving examines established relationships of formal performance in working with an integrated set of bright, white string. The night ended with a performance of X, a duet, opening on a moment before an end.