September 7, 2017

Rashaad Newsome Audition for Shade Composition scheduled for September 8

It’s not too late to audition for Rashaad Newsome’s “Shade Composition” performance scheduled for Saturday, September 23, at 8PM, as part of #DLECTRICITY. One more audition will be held tomorrow, Friday, September 8, from Noon – 6PM at the Detroit Institute of Arts in their Lecture Hall (5200 Woodward, Detroit 48202). For more info, email: rashaadnewsomestudio@gmail.com.

MORE DETAILS:

WHO:
Renowned New York based artist #RashaadNewsome is seeking charismatic and energetic self-identifying Black females between the ages of 18-35 who are serious, highly committed and professional. Artists, singers, performers, models and actresses are strongly encouraged.

WHAT:
‘Shade Compositions’, is an ongoing project, is a series of performances, combining culturally specific gestures with improvisatory orchestral music and live video-and sound mixing. Newsome acts as the conductor using various hacked video game controllers. Through collage and repetition, Newsome divorces gestures of speech and movement from their original context and conventional significance. In this way, he de-semanticises the codes of body language. Newsome transforms his staged performers into aesthetic figures, whose fragmentary nature allows them to function as a collection of universal codes. The set of polyrhythmic, serial compositions arranged by Newsome reveals an expressive power that leaves these gestures open to interpretation, rather than fixed to the labels from which they were removed. The result is a polyrhythmic, seemingly serial composition. The deciphering and clear designation of symbols is no longer the theme, but rather their non-verbal articulation, the polysemantic propositions they communicate and their associative contents.

WHERE: Detroit Film Theater

WHEN: September 23rd, 2017, 8:00 PM

THIS IS A PAID PROJECT, WHICH ALSO PROVIDES YOU WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH OTHER TALENTED CREATIVE INDIVIDUALS IN THE INDUSTRY OF ART, FASHION AND PERFORMANCE.

MUST BE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND THESE REHEARSALS:

+ Friday, Sept 8: 7-9:30 PM (Lecture Hall)
+ Saturday, Sept 9: 12 noon – 2:30 PM (Lecture Hall)
+ Monday, Sept 11: 7-9:30 PM (DFT/Crystal Gallery)
+ Tuesday, Sept 12: 7-9:30 PM (Lecture Hall)
+ Wednesday, Sept 13: 7-9:30 PM (DFT/Crystal Gallery)
+ Thursday, Sept 14: 7-9:30 PM (Lecture Hall)
+ Friday, Sept 15: 7-9:30 PM (Lecture Hall)
+ Saturday, Sept 16: 12 noon – 2:30 PM (DFT/Crystal Gallery)
+ Monday, Sept 18: 7-9:30 PM (DFT/Crystal Gallery)
+ Tuesday, Wednesday, Sept 19-20: 7-9:30 PM (DFT/Crystal Gallery)