Ephemeral Collusion // experimental live performance series


The Atrium

Celebrate hip brooklyn underground/ counterculture in unique hidden gem venues. 

The first “Ephemeral Collusion” launches this May.  This interactive artist-co-created event will take place on 4 Wednesdays in May (8, 15, 22 and 29) featuring one-time unique collaborative performances by Butoh dancers, conceptual performance artists and experimental composers, focusing on a type of experimental scene which has, in recent decades, abandoned the once artistically vibrant downtown Manhattan area for the far reaches of the outer boroughs. This series aims at facilitating and welcoming their return.

“I believe in artists who risk failure & seek innovation through unexplored methods of action.” says curator azumi O E. “Their work empowers & inspires communities.”

The events will present contemporary work from Kota Yamazaki, Jen Ray, Gage Boone, Takuya Nakamura, Sindy Butz, Jesse Perlstein as Braidedsound, Mág Né Tá, Jarvis Earnshaw, Alison Clancy, While We Still Have Bodies, The Fugu Plan, azumi O E, Sugar Life, and others.

The first launch event on May 8 will take place at Ideal Glass (22 East 2nd St, New York, NY 10003) and will feature a world-premiere solo dance piece by Kota Yamazaki, a set of music by Sugarlife with Butoh dance by Azumi O E, and performance art by Mág Né Tá.  

The following 3 events on May 15, 22 and 29 will be held at The Atrium (9 West 8th St, New York, NY 10011).  

Advance tickets are $15 and community members are invited to drop in to a single event or participate in the entire weekly series.

Ephemeral Collusion is actively looking for collaborators, volunteers, and sponsors.  More information, including event updates, schedule, event locations can be found here