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Judson Arts Wednesdays presents Raquel Cion's Me & Mr Jones 

February, 25th
Doors @ 7, Performance @ 7:30

Raquel Cion’s Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship with David Bowie is a night of personal stories and the music of David Bowie, wherein one psychodelicate girl explores her soul love.

Written & Performed by Raquel Cion
All music by David Bowie
Direction Dusty Childers
Musical Direction & Piano Michael Harren
Costume Design David Quinn
Image Derek Rippe

Dusty Childers is a multi-disciplinary holder of court. As in, (s)he holds court in many ways. Raised by incredibly talented Chubby Southern Witches who imparted said wisdom, Mz. Shoulders came screeching out of the Sub-Mason Dixon-holding-cell off his early youth to seek refuge amongst the sinner-saints of NYC. Having blossomed during her 7 year itch spent designing clothing for the children (literally toddlers and tweens) she is now more focused on her own Children. The legends in making. The babies. Dusty is a true believer that the children are our future, so she teaches them the wayz of the wild. Helping them with their lqqks, upcoming bqqks, stage presence, etc. etc. Both a life coach and an enabler of bad choices (the nightly ones that don't ruin your life, just your morning after) Dusty lives to live and loves love. He has worked with Bridget Barkan (Love Junkie, Dirty Laundry-Joe's Pub), MargOH! Channing (Tipsy-Edinburgh Fringe) and now is delighted to collaborate with Raquel Cion on Me & Mr. Jones.

Brooklyn-based composer and performer Michael Harren combines elements of classical composition with experimental electronics and storytelling to create his hypnotic and boldly intimate work. Michael Harren tours as pianist with Sandra Bernhard, plays bass synth in ATTACK.WAV, is a regular member of The Secret City band, and has performed at Dixon Place, (le) poisson rouge, Joe’s Pub, Judson Memorial Church, Manhattan Theater Source, The Duplex, Don’t Tell Mama, The Laurie Beechman Theater as well as numerous venues around the country.

Hailed by The New York Times as “half witch and half cabaret performer,” Performer/Chanteuse Raquel Cion has worked extensively for the theatre in such legendary downtown NYC venues as Joe’s Pub. New York Theatre Workshop, The Kitchen, The Culture Project, HERE, Abrons Art Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Fez and Dance Theatre Workshop. Ms. Cion has also worked in in Paris, Russia and the Bay Area. Recognition for her work includes a Dramalogue Award for Charles Mee Jr.’s Orestes, as well as a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for the interdisciplinary work Bake Sale with the Bay Area theatre company, The Fifth Floor. Recent projects include: Kim Katzberg’s Darkling (Director) Nora Woolley’s Hip (Director), IRT Theater; Gilding the Lonely: An Evening of Cabaret (Writer/Performer)-Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, Dixon Place; Nora Woolley’s HIP (Director), IRT Theater; Kim Katzberg’s DARKLING (Director) -IRT Theater, CATCH Performance Series at the Bushwick Starr; Lysistrata, La MaMa, Etc.; Fête (Writer/Performer), Midtown International Theatre Festival; Cou-Cou Bijoux: Pour Vous (Writer/Performer); Galapagos Art Space, Dixon Place; with Andrea Kleine Dance and Performance: Rationality (A Virtual Performance) and Memoir, LMCC Swing Space; Nora Woolley and Christine Witmer’s Selling Splitsville (Director), undergroundzero Festival at PS 122; Lisa Ramirez’s Exit Cuckoo (Associate Director), The Working Theater; Art Of Memory, Company SoGoNO, 3LD Art and Technology Center; with Glen Rumsey Dance Project ...ignored in my heaven (redux), Location One; Little Virtue - Danspace Project. She is a founding member of NYC’s Eat a Radish Productions with Kim Katzberg and Nora Woolley. Raquel performs monthly in the Obie Award winning The Secret City with The Secret City Singers.

Judson Arts Wednesdays presents Sydney Schiff Dance Project 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


New York, NY / December 16, 2014 – Judson Arts Wednesdays presents Sydney Schiff Dance Project’s (SSDP) interactive performance event featuring the 60-minute dance and music collaboration Dry Bones: Resurrection of the Living. Dry Bones follows the personal journeys of three 21st century women striving to take ownership of inherited traditions. SSDP hopes to spark dialogue among a diverse audience through a pre-show workshop on dance as text study and a facilitated post-performance conversation accompanied by Sydney Schiff’s signature desserts.

Artistic Director Sydney Schiff, originally from Washington, D.C., graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in History of Science and a Certificate in Dance. Choreographic highlights include: Eugene Onegin (Guest Artist, Princeton 2012), CHALOM: A Dream Opera (NYFringe 2012) and Dry Bones (2014). In summer 2014, she was a resident artist at Dance Omi International Dance Collective (Ghent, NY).

While a 2012-2013 Arts Fellow at Drisha Institute for Jewish Education, Schiff developed a text-based choreographic process and commissioned an unconventional arrangement of “New World Symphony” and “Dem (Dry) Bones” incorporating Hebrew text for string quartet and mezzo-soprano by composer/arranger Cheryl Krugel-Lee. Since June 2013, SSDP has presented excerpts of Dry Bones at 10 New York City venues including Socrates Sculpture Park, Green Space, Dixon Place, Manhattan JCC and Judson Church and premiered the complete work at Congregation Ramath Orah in April 2014.

About Dry Bones: Resurrection of the Living

Choreography: Sydney Schiff in collaboration with the dancers Music: Antonín Dvořák and H.T. Burleigh, arr. Cheryl Krugel-Lee Dancers: Stephanie Chun, Sydney Schiff, Anna Schon

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