Presented and supported by La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and Mount Tremper Arts
SATURDAY MORNING LIVE SML: Zooma - Dead End
Secret Journey: 40th Anniversary of Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks // The School of Hard Knocks to Dead End: My Diary, Tipping Utopia to Dead End
Special Guests This Week:
Agnè Auželytė, Peter Pleyer, Nicky Paraiso,
& a video interview with Jonas Mekas
SML: Zooma - Dead End is a completely new style of theatre.
SML: Zooma - Dead End is the latest chapter of Dead End, The School of Hard Knocks (2020-2023) an ongoing multi-disciplinary performance series conceived, created and performed by Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks. Assembling a mosaic of films, dance, music, visual art, and narratives, Chuma continues a lifetime investigation of ideas regarding national security, perceived dangers within borders, immigration, and war. Now, in the face of the ongoing pandemic, Chuma turns to the ephemeral spaces online to forge connections between herself and her collaborators. Using live-streaming, live-video-mixing, and the ubiquitous tools of social conferencing, Zooma: Dead End will enable artists to explore their ideas and translate them into a theatrical language that can communicate to diverse artists and members of the community.
SML: Zooma - Dead End will feature 19 “sequels” that feature a regular cast of performers with hosts, special guests, and artists who are scattered across the world. Musicians, dancers and designers interact, albeit indirectly, as nineteen chapters cross over each other within the time-frame of one hour. Parallel incidents of sound, text, and action connecting the cities of New York, Ankara, Madaba, Tokyo, Caracas, Tehran, Hong Kong, Berlin, Los Angeles, Brussels, Kabul, Palestine, and Dakar.
Ginger Dolden, Ryan Leach & Yoshiko Chuma
Ginger Dolden, Jason Kao Hwang, Christopher McIntyre,
Sizzle Ohtaka, Steve Swell & Dane Terry
Martita Abril, Agnè Auželytė, Deniz Atlı, Los Babuinos, Emily Bartsch,
Chani Bockwinkel, Yoshiko Chuma, Tim Clifford, Ai Csuka, Sahar Damoni,
Ursula Eagly, Megumi Eda, Bob Holman, Grace Hoop, Chris Ignacio,
Mizuho Kappa, Andrew Kim, Elizabeth Kresch, Peter Lanctot, Ryan Leach,
Heather Litteer, Jake Margolin, Kouiki Mojadidi, Brian Moran, Nicky Paraiso,
Miriam Parker, Peter Pleyer, Emily Marie Pope, Kathyrn Ray, Isaac Rosenthal,
Aldina Michelle Topcagic, Tanin Torabi, Nick Vaughan, Devin Brahja Waldman, Ryuji Yamaguchi, zaybra