Archive for December, 2010

Oded Hirsch Show in Texas

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Six Points Cohort II Fellow Oded Hirsch’s luminous photography and video will be exhibited in Out of Place, curated by Noah Simblist, at the Lora Reynolds Gallery in Austen, TX.

The exhibition will include six international artists, many of whom rarely exhibit their work in the US, more often showing in Europe or the Middle East. For instance, this will be the US premier of Yael Bartana’s film, Mur i Weisa (Wall and Tower), last seen at her recent solo exhibition at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

The premise of the exhibition is related to Edward Said’s description of his memoir Out of Place (the namesake of the show) as “a record of a lost or forgotten world.” He was referring to the Palestinian condition of exile – a displacement that creates a gap between both physical spaces and states of mind. But this notion can be thought of in more general terms, serving as the starting point for a group of artists who explore placelessness as it is manifest in Israel-Palestine. Being in one place, but consumed by the memory of another, produces works that are uncanny, combining familiar and unfamiliar contexts into something strange.

Dan Safer and Witness Relocation at the Bushwick Starr

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Six Points Cohort I Fellow Dan Safer and his dance company Witness Relocation present I’M GOING TO MAKE A SMALL INCISION BEHIND YOUR EAR TO CHECK AND SEE IF YOU’RE ACTUALLY HUMAN at the Bushwick Starr.

All shows at 8pm

A dance/ theater/ installation/ chance operation comprised of 30+ segments presented in random order every night. Witness Relocation presents acts of mayhem and panic with a plot about possible invasion and some high energy dance numbers.

Directed by Dan Safer
Set and Costumes by Deb O
Video by Kaz Phillips
Lights by Jay Ryan
Sound by Ryan Maeker.
And Featuring members of the Witness Relocation ensemble as well as several guests

Hannah Bos & the Debate Society: ‘Buddy Cop 2′ Returns

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Cohort II Fellow Hannah Bos’s theater company, the Debate Society, brings back their much lauded Buddy Cop 2 this January at the Atlantic Theater Stage 2 for one week only. We at Six Points can’t recommend it enough. In addition to receiving great reviews, Buddy Cop 2 was the subject of this interactive feature from the NYTimes, with commentary from the set’s designer, Laura Jellinek.

Buddy Cop 2 Sat Jan 8 2011 – 7:00 PM
Buddy Cop 2 Sun Jan 9 2011 – 4:00 PM
Buddy Cop 2 Mon Jan 10 2011 – 7:00 PM
Buddy Cop 2 Tue Jan 11 2011 – 4:00 PM
Buddy Cop 2 Wed Jan 12 2011 – 7:00 PM
Buddy Cop 2 Thu Jan 13 2011 – 9:30 PM

You can purchase tickets here.

Wakka Wakka’s Baby Universe in the NYTimes

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

“…in this age of overproduced spectacle, there’s something magical and refreshing about Wakka Wakka’s low-tech, rough-and-ready aesthetic.”

Read the full NYTimes review of Baby Universe, created by Wakka Wakka, the puppet company of Six Points Cohort 1 Fellow Gabrielle Brechner. More information about how to see the show here.

Wakka Wakka’s Baby Universe

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Cohort I Six Points Fellow Gabrielle Brechner and her visual theater company, Wakka Wakka Productions, premier their new work, BABY UNIVERSE, on December 1 and will officially open on Sunday, December 5 at 7:00, with performances running through Saturday, January 8, 2011.
More information about tickets here.

Since time immemorial, humankind has spun tales of our own looming destruction. In the face of the fear, hopelessness and desperation such tales elicit, we have told stories of salvation. Stories of a messenger with superhuman powers offering deliverance. Stories of hope.

“BABY UNIVERSE” is such a story.

On the brink of annihilation , the last inhabitants of a doomed earth furiously search for an escape from the angry, dying sun. The planets are scorched and desperate and the few remaining souls live primarily in bunkers and have resorted to cannibalism. The end threatens, imminent…

But in a race against the clock, scientist-generated baby universes are being placed in the care of lonely spinsters in the hope that one might nurture to maturity a savior – a baby universe capable of birthing a planet that can support the relocation of the entire population.

In an original piece presented with over 30 puppets, masks, a robot, animated video projection and a space-age score, Wakka Wakka spins the bizarre tale of Baby Universe – the ultimate savior, the last hope for deliverance, the messenger on whom the fate of an entire race rests.

Dec 1, 2010 – January 9, 2011
Tues-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm & 7pm
Tickets: $30 ($20 for Previews Dec 1-5)

$10 Discount off any ticket for anyone on the Six Points list or who is referred by the Six Points Website!
Use the Promo Code SIXPOINTS

The show:
Wakka website:
Tickets: or by phone at Theatermania

Strike One for the Arts!

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

The Six Pins (P[o]in[t]s) team bowled its way to victory on Tuesday evening at JDub’s Festival of Strikes at Brooklyn Bowl. This team of all-stars won $3600 for the Six Points Fellowship – thanks and congrats to our amazing bowlers, Monty, the Brooklyn Eagle, Tommy D, Maths, Fried, & Spider!

Alicia Jo Rabins with Girls in Trouble

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Cohort II Fellow Alicia Jo Rabins and her band will celebrate the close of recording their most recent album! Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Friday, December 10th, FREE.