A game of tag between artists of different disciplines
creating new, collaborative art live at the event! 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28

The game begins at 7:00pm!

Brooklyn Works 159
159 20th St / Brooklyn, NY 11232

$10 tickets + 1 free drink

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PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

AnA Collaborations / dance
DEGREES OF 360 / visual art
JAVI PADILLA / DANCE
Leah Smit / dance
Kory Shulz / Visual Art
Pete Athana / visual art
Rourou Ye / dance
The Dtore / visual art

Plus live music from:
gallagher's guest house


BE A PART OF THE ART CREATED AT THE EVENT!

Artists and audience are all encouraged to bring along materials that can inspire and contribute to the live art being created throughout the evening. This can be a canvas, a piece of clothing. an old photograph. song lyrics, a poem, and anything else you can think of!

 

 

Check out a promo video from TAG 2016!

 

ARTIST BIOS
-TAG 2017-

ANA COLLABORATIONS
Audrey Rachelle and Alex Jenkins co-founded AnA Collaborations in March of 2015 upon discovering their shared passion for honest, risk-taking creation and performance. Since then, AnA has partnered with artists in numerous mediums including film, music, literature, and set design to create visceral, accessible, and moving experiences for performers and audiences alike. AnA has received a Digital Technology Initiative Micro Residency and has been presented by Gibney Dance Center, The CURRENT SESSIONS, Dixon Place, The Bunker NYC, LiveStream Public, NARS Foundation, and RIKER STUDIO.

DEGREES OF 360 is a creative house established on the ideals of freedom of expression. We believe in encouraging and promoting each other's unique talents using any visual and or performing medium. Through uplifting togetherness we aim to make a positive difference within our communities and in turn the world.

GALLAGHER’S GUEST HOUSE is a rock band based in Asbury Park, NJ. Members include: Chris Mullan, Dan Russo, Mike Pizzolato, and Tyler Fittin. 

JAVI PADILLA is a choreographer based in New Brunswick, NJ (for now!). His choreographic endeavor, The Movement Playground, has had the opportunity to perform at venues such as Triskelion Arts, The Secret Theater, Dixon Place and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Javier's choreography will also be showcased at Jacob's Pillow in the fall. He is pursuing his dance studies at Mason Gross School for the Arts at Rutgers University.

LEAH SMIT is a NYC-based movement artist and teacher from Austin, Texas. She holds a BFA in Dance from Texas State University. Leah currently creates work under LEMI collective, an interdisciplinary collaborative of New York City performing and visual artists.

ROUROU YE is a Chinese dancer and a choreographer. She finished her BFA of dance in Shanghai Theatre Academy in 2012. Now, she is studying at Sarah Lawrence College in New York for her MFA of Dance. During 2012-2016, she worked at Musical Theater Department in Shanghai Conservatory of Music as a musical theatre choreographer and a dance teacher.

Her artistic interests tend to explore and interpret human life through physical bodies. She says “ My dances are all about my fantasies — broken fantasies.” Her projects are about her life. She talks about her fantasies, her love, her fear, her desire, her frustration etc. She questions herself all the time and shows her attitudes to those questions when she create new pieces. Instead of making her pieces based on complex movements, she has strong preferences on making dances emotionally and theatrically. She always thinks about why she has certain feelings and where are those feelings come from. Feelings become her dances.

SANDRA KLUGE, tap dancer, sees herself as a musician, deeply influenced by the language of jazz music, and by teachers such as Barbara Duffy, Sebastian Weber, and Heather Cornell, to only name a few. Her performance credits include various jazz jam sessions in Europe and New York City, the sound art/tap performance Homöostep, and Thomas Marek's show NOLA which premiered at Kampnagel, Hamburg in spring 2015. She also had the pleasure to perform in New York City at Vox Novus' critically acclaimed 60x60 at Brookfield Place, as well as the Astoria Music Now! New World Queens Festival. Sandra is regularly teaching classes and workshops, and was a guest artist at the Tap Dance Days festival in Düsseldorf.

THE DTORE
Born in the Bronx, Dave started drawing at a very young age. Filling all his school notebooks with various drawings and doodles, all while developing his own distinct style. Being inspired by graffiti, and cartoons Dave realized he wanted to pursue a career in the arts and studied graphic design at the Art Institute of NYC. After graduating Dave has gone on to work with many big names and companies in the streetwear community as well as some well known artists in hip hop. Dave plans on continuing his strong work ethic and focusing more on illustrations and paintings this year. With some big projects on deck, Dave's place in the game will only continue to rise!!!


 

wE FIRST PRESENTED tag ON JUNE 26, 2016 AT RABBITHOLE STUDIOS IN DUMBO.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

ALEXIS ROBBINS / CAITLIN SHEPPARD EILEEN KLUGH
JULIE SEAL / KK MAYO / THE DTORE
KORY SHULTZ DYLAN D. DEBELIS / ALEX BITTNER
FUNMILAYO MARTINS FREDERICK GUBITOSI


ARTIST BIOS
-TAG 2016-

ALEX BITTNER was raised in Brooklyn, New York, where she danced in the Mark Morris Student Company for many years. She attended LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, spending her summers doing Paul Taylor Dance intensives. Alex just graduated with a BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase, where she performed in works by Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Alexandra Beller, MADBoots Dance, and many more. She created many of her own works at SUNY Purchase, and also directed and starred in various dance films.

ALEXIS ROBBINS, a native of Wakefield, RI, is a graduate of Hofstra University with a B.A. in Dance and B.S. in Exercise Science.  Her choreography credits include: “Slow Dancing in a Burning Room”, a self-choreographed tap solo that was chosen for the Gala Concert at the American College Dance Festival Association Northeast regional conference in 2013, “A Separate Connection”, which was chosen as the first alternate to represent the Northeast region at the National College Dance Festival in 2014, “But It Did Shine”, which was filmed for and shown in the 12th Annual Max Kolb Telethon at Hofstra University, and kamrDANCE, a seamless, hour long concert of seven different works that premiered in The Student Rep: A Festival of Student Works at Hofstra University.  Her emerging tap and modern dance company, kamrDANCE, has performed at Near and Far Collaborative Art Project in Cape Cod , ASBC’s 4th and 5th Choreographer Showcase in NYC, the 4th Biomorphic Dance Festival in NYC, Marie-Christine Giordano Dance’s November 2015 salon in Brooklyn, Sans Limites Dance Winter Season 2015 and Spring Season 2016 in NYC, Peridance’s Student and Faculty Showcase 2016 in NYC, and the 3rd Annual Astoria Dance Festival in Queens. Robbins has performed in works by Rachel List, Anita Feldman, David Parker, Sean Curran, Heather Waldon, Amy Marshall, Sean Fielder, Hillary-Marie Michael, and has performed on Good Day New York with Aaron Tolson.  Robbins was awarded the Sosonoff Outstanding Junior Dance Major scholarship in 2014, the Citation of Merit Award in 2015, and was the president and co-founder of the tap club RHYTHMiX at Hofstra University.  Robbins is a rising choreographer who enjoys fusing tap and modern dance with humor and intricacy to create unique voices and investigate the necessity of supportive relationships, laughter, and absurdity.  Alongside choreographing, Robbins works as a personal trainer at New York Health and Racquet Club and teaches tap at Downstage Dance in Seaford, NY and other studios.

FUNMILAYO MARTINS was born in Lagos, Nigeria and migrated to Houston, Texas at age 8. She has been writing since a young age, particularly focusing on poetry, short stories and essays. She is currently working toward her degree in English Literature and is deeply influenced by Maya Angelou and Chimamanda Adichie.

DAVE LIB / THE DTORE
Born in the Bronx, Dave started drawing at a very young age. Filling all his school notebooks with various drawings and doodles, all while developing his own distinct style. Being inspired by graffiti, and cartoons Dave realized he wanted to pursue a career in the arts and studied graphic design at the Art Institute of NYC. After graduating Dave has gone on to work with many big names and companies in the streetwear community as well as some well known artists in hip hop. Dave plans on continuing his strong work ethic and focusing more on illustrations and paintings this year. With some big projects on deck, Dave's place in the game will only continue to rise!!!

DYLAN D. DEBELIS, a founding editor of Pelorus Press, is a publisher, poet, performer, chaplain, and minister based out of New York City. Dylan has been published in a diversity of influential Literary Magazines and Reviews including Prairie Schooner, [TAB] Literary Review, and Carbon Culture Review. His first full-length book of poetry is forthcoming through Vine Leaves Press.

FREDERICK GUBITOSI was born Gravesend Brooklyn, where he currently lives. From a musical family he’s been playing music since he was 8 years old. At that age he would accompany his father on guitar as his father played mandolin. He studied musicianship for a year at John Dewey HS in Brooklyn which is his only formal musical training. Through his knowledge of music theory he was able to learn mandolin, banjo, keyboard, saxophone and other instruments. He has an AOS from Pratt Institute and in the 1990s was a painter which had 2 solo exhibits in NYC. He has always seen himself as artist first, regardless his means of expression. In 1995 he was a part of the Eternalists, a multi-media performance art group that incorporated their own improvised music along with spoken word and other disciplines such as pantomime. The Eternalists did live music several times for Yoko Yamanaka’s Touch Contact Dance Company playing venues such as Context Studio, Judson Church and the Knitting Factory. Also in 1995, he and the late Carlucci Bencivenga (also of the Eternalists), had the privilege as musicians to play in Philadelphia’s first performance of John Zorn’s Cobra under the direction of David D. Timony before he earned his doctorate. Around 2002, Gubitosi wrote a comic play titled, Love the Happy Disease, and wrote its musical score. It was later revised and in 2005 was presented on stage for a second run. Both Productions were put on in Brooklyn.

Currently he is a singer songwriter for his band The Brownstone Rodeo, an indie hybrid of country music with a punk rock and garage flavor. In the Rodeo he plays mandolin, banjo, guitar and other instruments on different occasions. He also is a freelance music journalist for the web publications Shutter 16 Magazine and Miami Underground Scene.