Performance Primers at Periwinkle Palace

8pm Saturday February 10th, 2018

Curated by Hannah Ayasse & Zoe Donnellycolt

Post-Show Conversation Facilitated by Hannah Ayasse

Special Thanks to you for being here.
Ayliffe Brown for filming. 
Ben Lerchin for photographing.
Kat Countiss for lighting design. 
Sam Wilson and Hunter King for opening up their home.


Annette once told me that her life used to be a beach ball, and as she got older and moved and friends died and celebrities died and her body changed, she looked around and found her beach ball had shrunken to the size of a walnut. This dance is about me and my grandmother and how to love somebody while knowing they see their life as a walnut.

Choreographed by: Maranda Barry
Performed by: Maranda Barry
Music by: Cable TV
Lighting by: Kat Countiss

Maranda barry 

Maranda Barry is an experimental dance artist and choreographer in the East Bay. She makes work about the weird corners of the heart and mind through sensory-emotional research.

Birth of the NWANYI DỊ EGWU

Nwanyi dị egwu is an Igbo word that translates roughly to: strange, wonderful, unusual, funny, remarkable woman. Tonight we celebrate her through ancestral ritual and masquerade. Please bring any gifts or offerings you desire.

Choreographed by: Carol Chibueze
Performed by: Carol Chibueze
Music by: Area Scatter
Costumes by: Carol Chibueze
Lighting by: Kat Countiss

Carol chibueze

Carol Chibueze is an actor, writer, singer, and teaching artist currently based in Oakland. Her work is often grounded in her Nigerian-American heritage, depicting moments of diasporic longing from a queer womanist perspective.

Party Trick

An improvisation inspired by the shape of the space and the conversations held previously in the evening. Each iteration is unique and manifests as a garbled reaction to the hours and minutes the dancer experienced leading up to the dance.

Choreographed and danced by: Laura Cohen
Music by: the audience
Costumes by: incident
Lighting by: Kat Countiss

Laura cohen 

Laura Cohen is a photographer, choreographer, curator, and musician based in San Francisco.

An international traveler, Laura creates surrealist photography with her fortuitous double exposures on 35mm film. As a choreographer her dances routinely integrate improvisation and collaboration to produce dance films.