Gowanus Art + Production (GAP) is the art division of Gowanus Hospitality Group, producing 45+ site-inspired performance events a year in the creative expressions of Dance, Music, Theater, Opera and Film. GAP curates in-house, presenting innovative and inspiring works from artists in all three of our stunning venues. And for the first time ever this year, GAP is pairing up with ISSUE Project Room, a pioneering nonprofit performance center who presents projects by interdisciplinary artists that expand the boundaries of artistic practice and stimulate critical dialogue.
GAP kicks off the 2015 Season with FIRST LOOK (Jan 15 + 16), a curated series of live art works split into two performances at The Green Building. Both evenings start with the clever Vinny DePonto, a modern day showman and magician. Following these mind tricks, come the physically-appealing and emotionally-enthralling dance works from Yin Yue Dance, ChristinaNoel & the Creature and Jonathan Royse Windham, to name a few. January ends with GAP Presents! The Pharmacy Project (Jan 30 + 31) at Sky Gallery. The Pharmacy Project premieres their newest narrative dance performance, Joan, who is a woman of ferocity and bold decisions... sounds like some of the women we know best.
February is a time of love, of course, and why not spend it at GAP Presents! Dinner + a Movie (Feb 13) at 501 Union? A delicious meal for two catered by Purslane and Brief Encounter (1945) await you and that special someone. GAP Presents! GroupMuse (Feb 26) is just a few weeks later at The Green Building; Groupmuse is an awesome organization that brings hundreds of new listeners to classical music online and in non-traditional spaces.
We're hoping that March starts to warm up, at least just a little, with GAP Presents! LoudHoundMovement (March 4 + 5) at Sky Gallery, premiering The Span, a contemporary dance work inspired by "surrealist photographic self-portraiture, the path between beginning and end, and the choices we [as humans] make in between." Expect beautiful choreography, visual projections, and music composed especially for this performance. And speaking of collaboration, a non-traditional orchestra directed by master percussionist and acoustic sound artist Tatsuya Nakatani is what's in store during ISSUE Project Room presents Nakatani Gong Orchestra (March 18) at the Green Building. This exciting performance brings together a locally selected ensemble of players, who receive specialized training in Nakatani's unique bowed gong techniques and sign conducting.
And just added! GAP Presents! Tristan Perich + Meehan/Perkins Duo (March 25) at Sky Gallery is part performance and part exhibition. The evening celebrates the launch of Tristan's new Compositions recording series, an evening-length performance of Parallels and his self-created room-sized drawing machine.
Curious to know more? We thought so. Check out GAP's Winter + Spring 2015 Events Calendar here.