Fri, Nov 03|
MAN in the BOX Performance as Sculpture
Audience is immersed in the vision as catalyst. The juxtaposition of the sculptural stage space, light and shadow, original sound track and innovative movement vocabulary, create a transformative, visceral performance.
Time & Location
Nov 03, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Satori, 815 Almar Ave unit 9, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA
About the event
Man in the Box is a performance collaboration between Tom Brady, Monica Newsam and Zlatko Cosic. Brady, Newsam and Cosic collaborate to stunning effect as Brady and Newsam perform together moving through a forest of eighteen -15' poles set to Brady's original music. Audience is immersed in the vision as catalyst. The juxtaposition of the sculptural stage space, light and shadow, original sound track and innovative movement vocabulary, create a transformative,
visceral performance in representing the culmination of a personal journey and artistic growth. Brady's original sound score, stage as sculpture, weaves movement and video as a lassical painter to stunning effect. He is patient with the process, often taking decades to reach the goal of a mature work.
The journey began with an original performance by Brady at Franklin Furnace in New York in 1979, then Three Sinks Gallery in 2003, an Satori, St.Louis, in 2011, in October of 2019 at odc Dance Theater in the Mission district San Francisco. CA, in collaboration with Monica Newsam.
Each performance creates an opportunity to push the work, to evolve the thinking that drives the movements and images. Brady's approach to stage as sculpture creates physically challenging environments that demand movement invention. In the current deeply complex evolution of Man in the Box, Brady, choreographer/dancer/aerial artist Monica Newsam, and video artist Zlatko Cosic collaborate to stunning effect.
Brady and Newsam have collaborated now for nearly a decade resulting in a highly developed physical choreography. Recently Brady and Cosic have merged ideas and passion creating video to support this requiem honoring and at times cherishing the individual challenges, reversals, failings, insights, generosity and forward thrusts in the journey to wisdom.
The audience pays witness to the collision of one's final moments with the recollections of the younger self - and the life well lived. In the dialogue between one's youthful past and aging now, the two performers create movement vocabulary through the complex sculptural space. They share youthful insights reminding us that wisdom is not found solely in years earned, while recognizing that age does provide the young and ambitious needed perspective.
MAN in the BOX$
In October of 2019 Tom Brady and Monica Newsam performed this challenging complex work at odc Dane Theater in San Francisco CA. This year, Nov. 3, 4 and 5th they push their collaboration yet further standing on the experience of five plus years focused on this project. Brady often takes years even decades developing work from concept to live in the 3rd dimension believing that art when truly complex has a meaningful life span for generations to use as a small step in the journey to wisdom.$0