Apr
1
Apr 3

Snake Talk -- Premier

Snake Talk as an evening length work will premier at the new home of CounterPulse Theater at 80 Turk Street, in San Francisco. April 1st-3rd. 

Snake Talk is created and performed by Abby Crain, Maryanna Lachman and Mara Poliak, with lighting design by Elizabeth Ardent and sound design by Samuel Hertz. In Snake Talk, the female subject remains slippery and undefinable within an aesthetic terrain of discomfort, excess and distortion. We are are dense, opulent, dazzling, awkward, seductive, repulsive, terrifying. We ooze, leak, wander, tie ourselves in a knot, rip apart at the seams. We have forgotten the difference between kissing and eating.

for tickets visit:  counterpulse.org

Feb
26
8:00 pm20:00

Snake Talk

Snake Talk is created and performed by Abby Crain, Maryanna Lachman and Mara Poliak, with lighting design by Elizabeth Ardent and sound design by Samuel Hertz. In Snake Talk, the female subject remains slippery and undefinable within an aesthetic terrain of discomfort, excess and distortion. We are are dense, opulent, dazzling, awkward, seductive, repulsive, terrifying. We ooze, leak, wander, tie ourselves in a knot, rip apart at the seams. We have forgotten the difference between kissing and eating.

 

Curated by Allie Hankins at Performance Works NW in Portland, OR

Snake Talk at Performance Works NW is supported by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.

Fri 26th and Sat 27th of February. 8pm both nights

more info: http://pwnw-pdx.org/2016/01/23/feb-26-27-ghosts-snake-talk/

Feb
20
8:00 pm20:00

When We :: Ghosts

Mara Poliak, Maryanna Lachman, Abby Crain of ABBYCRAINprojects present Berlin and Portland/SF based artists::

Ghosts
A duet by Asaf Aharonson & Ruairí Donovan

Ghosts is a duet, of lovers playing inside a dichotimous scenography of culture codes and the idea of an unruly nature. 


When We
A duet by Rachael Dichter and Allie Hankins

I am for you to see from behind--to watch unfold slowly. I am concretizing images (shapes, desires, projections). Are you listening? Are they reading? Can you hear them? Do you like them? Do you like me? How far offshore are we now?

Saturday February 20th, 8pm
Joe Goode Annex - 499 Alabama Street, SF
$10-20


Performance supported by Joe Goode Annex and Jess Curtis / Gravity

tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/when-weghosts-west-coast-tour-tickets-5621654520

Feb
11
Feb 14

“The darkest place is always underneath the lamp.”

 

Teaming up with Los Angeles based lightworker and installation artist Matt Gagnon, movement artists Abby Crain, Jose Navarette, Mara Poliak and Maryanna Lachmann, undergo a series of duets and trios of euphoric intimate annihilation, surrender and disorientation, dazzlement and illusion. The artists work from non human frameworks to reconfigure coexistence, love intimacy, and survival. “The darkest place is always underneath the lamp” invites us into a luminous, dynamic landscape in which, blinded by brilliance, we accompany four figures as they forage for allies and soulmates. 

at Interface Gallery in Temescal

Jan
3
Jan 23

FRESH Festival

Check out the FRESH Festival for workshops, exchange, community events, and performances! I will be performing Snake Talk January 22nd and 23rd with Mara Poliak, Abby Crain, and special (secret) guests. Please come! 

freshfestival.org 

Apr
4
Apr 14

SALTA goes on an east coast tour...

SALTA will be touring our first show created as a collective. The tour will commense in NYC where we will host AUNTS on saturday April 5th. Then on to perform our piece in Brooklyn, Troy, and Montreal. While in Montreal we will also be presenting on our artistic collaboration at the 2014 symposium hosted by the Arts Curators Association of Quebec, April 11-13th. 

Mar
18
8:00 pm20:00

SALTA = City Church Judson Limits

SALTA hosts an evening of overlapping and simultaneous performance at City Limits Gallery. City Church Judson Limits will consist of work that reconsiders and reinvigorates the task-based dance that emerged in the 1960s. We are thinking of Judson of course, but also the West Coast variants of the San Francisco Dancers' Workshop and the experimental composers of the Tape Music Center. Consider what is satisfying and unsatisfying, stark and delicious, dated and fly about physical task. 

Jan
31
7:30 pm19:30

SALTA throws down at Lobot

At this SALTA event at Lobot Gallery in West Oakland, there will be simultaneous performances by 20 performers! Come check it out. 1800 Campbell St, Oakland, CA

Nov
24
8:00 pm20:00

SALTA is IN the ROUND

SALTA presents the next night of experiments at Arbor cafe in Temescal, Oakland. The show will be in the round. bring your crew! There will be a REAL dance party to follow the show.  

Oct
27
3:00 pm15:00

SWARM at the Headlands

SWARM is a piece created by the magical Abby Crain. This sunday there will be an outdoor showing at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Come pick nick, see the latest iteration of this work  and enjoy the beauty of Marin!

Oct
20
8:00 pm20:00

PPP is dance

  • Temescal Arts Center

SALTA will host PPP at the Temescal Arts Center on Oct. 20th @ 8pm!