JAM Performance Festival, Alva Rogers: Topsy-Turvy

Sat. Feb 4, 2023 at 8:00pm EST
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JAM Performance Festival, Alva Rogers: Topsy-Turvy

In conjunction with the exhibition Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces, the JAM Performance Festival continues the path-making gallery’s commitment to live art with new works by artists who performed at the downtown Manhattan gallery during the 1980s.


Throughout the final weeks of the exhibition, three new projects bring forth JAM’s spirit of improvisation, collaboration, and experimentation. Artist, vocalist, and dramatist Alva Rogers presents Topsy-Turvy; Vernon Reid, Greg Tate’s Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber, and special guests come together for Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris Conduction ® with Vernon Reid, the late cornetist and composer’s signature approach to structured improvisation; and Senga Nengudi Fittz and Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees, JAM alumni, premiere their first collaboration, Tying & Un-Tying.


JAM Performance Festival schedule:

Friday, February 3, 8:00 p.m.: Alva Rogers: Topsy-Turvy
Saturday, February 4, 8:00 p.m.: Alva Rogers: Topsy-Turvy
Thursday, February 9, 8:00 p.m.: Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris Conduction ® with Vernon Reid
Friday, February 10, 8:00 p.m.: Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris Conduction ® with Vernon Reid
Saturday, February 11, 8:00 p.m.: Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris Conduction ® with Vernon Reid
Friday, February 17, 1:00 p.m.: Senga Nengudi Fittz and Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees: Tying & Un-Tying
Saturday, February 18, 1:00 p.m.: Senga Nengudi Fittz and Kaylynn Sullivan TwoTrees: Tying & Un-Tying



Organized by Thomas (T.) Jean Lax, Curator, with Lilia Rocio Taboada, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Media and Performance, in collaboration with Linda Goode Bryant and Marielle Ingram. With thanks to Amber Edmond, Curatorial Fellow. Performances produced by Lizzie Gorfaine, Producer, and Kate Scherer, Manager and Producer, with Aminah Ibrahim and Kayva Yang, Assistant Performance Coordinators, Performance and Live Programs.


 


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The Museum of Modern Art 11 W 53rd Street
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