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FRINGE NYC 2015 – Review

An extraordinary show. Best of Fringe certainly.

http://www.theasy.com/Reviews/FringeFestival/2015/princesscut.php

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Devil and the Deep – Opening night!

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Alisa at “Devil and the Deep” Opening night gala, Theatre 3, with Theatre East.org.

Keegansission’s Associate Producers Jim and Alisa created and produced a  “green” set design using 90% upcycled and reused raw materials. A lush painted environment was created for the musical reimagining of “Treasure Island” set to a wonderful score by Graham Russell( Air Supply, Of Eden) and Katie McGhie ( Of Eden) and Melissa Bell (writer). Three weeks running at the Mint Theatre, then it will hopefully move to a longer run!!! So happy to be a part of this show!

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Devil and the Deep – Opening night!

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Alisa at “Devil and the Deep” Opening night gala, Theatre 3, with Theatre East.org.

Keegansission’s Associate Producers Jim and Alisa created and produced a  “green” set design using 90% upcycled and reused raw materials. A lush painted environment was created for the musical reimagining of “Treasure Island” set to a wonderful score by Graham Russell( Air Supply, Of Eden) and Katie McGhie ( Of Eden) and Melissa Bell (writer). Three weeks running at the Mint Theatre, then it will hopefully move to a longer run!!! So happy to be a part of this show!

APAP Picks for Saturday!!!

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Lars Jan:
Holoscenes- Behind the Scenes Sat. Jan. 10, 11a.m.
TED Headquarters  250 Hudson Street, Suite 1002 Jan will show photos and video from
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the logistics around presenting the piece. Part performance, part
public-spectacle, Holoscenes puts performers in an aquarium to
imagine how everyday behaviors are impacted by climate change

The Amigos Band Hilton Harlem Suite

TOXIC PSALMS at Prototype Festival ( see this!!!)

Rosie Herrera Dance Theatre – Dance Agents Collective- City Center (THIS ROCKS!!!!)
Flight School- Vital Theatre McGinn Cazale
“Stella Queen of the Snow” – Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia – Symphony Space ( Nuala loved it!)
“Birdheart” – We LOVE Julian Crouch and Saskia Lane…Julian is also staging Aged Musician (Prototype Festival)
Selections From the “Woodsman” and “SeaWife” -Strangeman and Co/Naked Angels at 59E59 Theatres 2:30
PMG Spotlight – Dance at City Center
FLEXIN/Peter Sellars and Regg Roc- Park Ave Armory 1pm Urban dance performance art

TIME FOR THE SECRET PLANET……oh yeah!

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SO INCREDIBLY HAPPY TO BE SEEING LAS CAFETERAS again!!!!Amazing, wonderful people, kick ass music…you will dance and stomp East L.A. style until your feet hurt.

And Brooklyn Bowl has NOLA Showcase.mmmmmm

THE MISSION IS COMING….

 

Our picks from APAP !

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Great day yesterday at the World Music Forum.
-Kaisha S. Johnson, Center for Traditional Music and Dance
– Njia Kai, African World Festival, Detroit
– Amir ElSaffar Alwan for the Arts, NYC
– Tracy Jenkins, Lula Lounge, Toronto
– Shanta Thanke, globalFEST & Joe’s Pub / The Public Theater, NYC
– Leigh Ann Hahn, Grand Performances, L.A.
and the folks from Billboard!

1/9 Festival Forum was a good morning. We will have to divide and conquer some of these acts to catch a glimpse of them all. It’s been great getting to know some of the artists and we are happy to see their showcases succeed!

Today’s KEEGANSMISSION talent picks:

MUSIC SETS
-Arturo O’Farrill “Boss Level” Septet at SubCulture
-Red Molly. Catherine Russell, and the Holmes Brothers at City Winery
– EXPORT NOLA – Mia Borders, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, Stooges Brass Band at The Cutting Room
– Calle Sur -Latin acoustic at the Hilton
-Hazmat Modine- Blues and Brass Bacchnalia at Terra Blues
-Rory Block at Iridium
-Ken Waldman’s Roots Music Variety Show! and Fiddle Summit Don’t Tell Mama 9pm

PERFORMANCE
-TOXIC PSALMS – St. Ann’s – part of the Prototype Festival SEE HEAR & EXPERIENCE THE SLOVENIAN POWERHOUSE!
-MISTATIM by Red Sky Performance – Vital Theatre- Aboriginal story respecting the natural world.. Performed at the 72nd St SUBWAY STOP ( MUST SEE)!11pm

Okwui Okpokwasili/ MAPP INTERNATIONAL
Poor People’s TV Room *A multi-disciplinary piece considering collective amnesia around
women’s resistance movements in Nigeria—from the 1929 Igbo
Women’s War to today’s “save our girls” campaigns. A dystopian
narrative where characters slip through the fissures of time.

Late sets with:
-Nation Beat’s Carnival Caravan w/ Cha Wa at DROM
-Guy Davis and Shug Ng – Routes of the Blues Hilton Morgan Suite
-NY Gypsy All Stars at Rockwood Music Hall
-OSAKA MONAURAIL http://youtu.be/1cQxefRH6Q4

DANCE
“ENRA” performing at the Japan Society 16th annual Contemporary Dance Showcase
Lar Lubovich and Martha Graham MGC Center for Contemporary Dance
FlaMexico! Jazz at Lincoln Center The Appel Room

AND THEN SOME SLEEP< and we do it again tomorrow…and into the weeeeeeee hours.

Our Daily Paint #2: Street Art- great link to nytimes.com

“The Mayor of Bushwick” Article and video. Fantastic outdoor street art and murals from international and local artists. check it out

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For over 25 years we have worked in many different aspects of the arts, film, entertainment and  culinary,  industries. We are storytellers. We travel, create art, collaborate, and have a large family….our own, and many artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers who are considered our extended family.

We are Master Artists, and a successful studio that drives our business painting murals, backdrops, shows, commercials, and film projects.  Our portfolio ranges from whole creative designed and painted interiors to Theatrical and film painting. We often are hired to totally transform interiors. For 1.5 years we have been painting murals on a series of three estates for one family, over ten thousand feet of murals have been created so far. Subjects range from a full wall uv effects painting of Las Vegas ( the lights go “on”), to a thirty foot underwater scene, to a twenty-foot circus tent, and a deep space scene, and hundreds of familiar characters.

We work for the local historic villages providing  signage and decorative painting, and have worked on historic murals in their museums and visitors’ center. In our local minor league ball field,we have a 40′ nostalgic baseball themed triptych  entitled “Dreams”.

Our Production studio is shooting a travel series, ”Along the Hidden Highways…”. We have produced a collaboration horror film called “Sisters” which has a trailer on our website keegansmission.com.

We have worked shooting commercials, making sets for theatre, film, street art, parades, and toy fairs. No twojobshave evr been the same for us, and we thrive on that diversity!

For over ten years we have worked with the Shakori Hills Festival of Music and Dance in NC, and Virginia Key Grassroots festival in Miami. They feature roots and world music, bluegrass, zydeco and more, creating backdrops, stage trim, tent interiors, signs, banners and more as well as a sustainability and low footprint ideal.

Each day has brought a different artistic challenge.

WHAT WE WANT TO DO:

Keegansmission- We want to encourage the arts to thrive, and bring the importance of art in everyday life to the forefront of this and future generations.

We want to expand our business and capabilities, expand production, endow our non-profit side, start grants for art, network and unite artists for collaboration and performance series, tell more stories, make more film….spread the art.

ART  MUSIC  FILM  LIFE  TRAVEL 

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