THE TANK PRESENTS:
vice. (with mary kate)
May 8 + 9 2009 @ 9:30pm
DANCE AT THE TANK SPRING 2009 NEW WORKS SERIES
THE TANK presents cakeface in the world premiere of vice. (with mary kate). A new peformance art based company, cakeface includes a network of multifaceted artists ranging from digital sound engineers to graffiti artists committed to art as a product for mass culture consumption. cakeface rejects the notion of art entitlement, and promotes its work as a consumer good.
Inspired by grating encounters with "preachy vegans," vice. (with mary kate) probes that which makes us feel "badass." The work delves into the behaviors we adopt despite knowledge of their negative implications, including but not limited to ruthless carnivorous indulgences. Text and music mingle throughout as well as vocal samplings from a motivational badass, Popeye's meat hoarding scam artist pal: Wimpy The Moocher. vice. (with mary kate) is performed by Elle Chyun, Jeso O'Neill and Amanda Szeglowski with music by DJ Tony Conquerrah, costumes by Elle Chyun and lighting design by Amanda K. Ringger.
Amanda Szeglowski, global paradigm architect, runs the carnival, cakeface. Amanda served as Managing Director/Dancer for Ellis Wood Dance for four years, performing with the company throughout NYC as well as on tour in locations such as Portugal, Germany, San Diego and Washington DC. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of South Florida with a BA in Dance Studies and Minor in Business Administration. During the daylight hours, she is the Manager of Corporate Development and Public Relations for Dance New Amsterdam. Amanda founded cakeface in June 2008 so she could choreograph, perform and produce visual art as a consumer good. www.cakefaceart.com
About The Tank
Founded in 2003, The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists.
Performances of vice. (with mary kate) are:
Friday May 8 + Saturday May 9 at 9:30pm
Tickets are $10 at the door.
VENUE INFO: www.thetanknyc.org
Location: The Tank
354 W. 45th Street (btw 8th and 9th Aves)
A, C, E, to 42nd Street
1, 2, 3, S, 7, N, R, Q, W to Times Square
For more information, press tickets and inquires please contact Amanda Szeglowski, Artistic Director at (917) 886-1976 or Jenn de la Vega at (530) 304-5879 or visit www.thetanknyc.org