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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

HUT X at SCDT


The School for Contemporary Dance and Thought presents HUT X
An evening of contemporary music, movement and poetry

Saturday, May 6, 8 PM
SCDT Studios, 25 Main Street 4th floor, Northampton MA (across from Strong Avenue)
$10 general admission, $5 students/seniors
Reservations 413 570 4491 www.scdtnoho.com
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SCDT’s director Jennifer Polins collaborates with local sound artist Jake Meginsky and local poet Laura Warman, to curate an ongoing dynamic performance series that combines local and international artists of different genres in a performance event. An evening of contemporary music, movement and poetry, 3 artists, 3 genres, 3 short sets. This month HUT X features Caliph Ali- poetry, Luke Stewart- music, Cori Olinghouse- clown therapy and dance.

Hut X Artists:

Cori Olinghouse- DANCE, is an artist, archivist, and curator. She is currently developing an improvisational portraiture practice, Clown Therapy, that explores the shape-shifting nature of identity and personhood. She was the recipient of The Award, conceived by Dean Moss with Joshua Lubin-Levy (2015), a participant in Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Extended Life Dance Development program made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2016-2017), and a panelist in the Museum of Modern Art’s "Storytelling in the Archives" forum (2015) alongside Boris Charmatz and Marvin Taylor. Her work has been produced by New York Live Arts, Danspace Project, BRIC Arts Media, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Roulette, and Movement Research. She has performed in the works of Trisha Brown and Bill Irwin, and is now the Archive Director for the Trisha Brown Dance Company. As part of her graduate research at the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance (ICPP) at Wesleyan University, Olinghouse is working on a series of hybrid projects that bring together her research in archives, curation and performance

CALIPH ALI - POEMS, Caliph Ali is an artist, painter, poet and lifelong resident of Springfield MA.

Luke Stewart has pursued a vast number of creative projects over the years. He plays bass and saxophone with DC-based indie rock band Laughing Man, who has performed at historic venues in the city including the Black Cat and St. Stephen’s Church, opening for national acts such as The Evens, Wavves, Junkyard Band, and Wale. He has also played saxophone with his own experimental group Ziggurat, as well as various special collaborative performances throughout the East Coast. He is also a member of experimental electronic trio Mind Over Matter, Music Over Mind, which has participated in numerous festival performances, including Sonic Circuits’ Festival and Noise Fest at George Mason University. On the jazz side, Luke has performed at many of DC’s historic venues including Bohemian Caverns, Twins Jazz, and HR-57. He had the honor of studying and performing with saxophonist Hamiett Bluiett. Recently he lead a 12- member ensemble in an hour-long tribute to John Coltrane on his birthday at the legendary Bohemian Caverns. He is also a member of Trio OOO, a collaborative ensemble featuring saxophonist Aaron Martin, and drummer Sam Lohman.

More recently he has helped establish CapitalBop.com, a DC-based jazz website and 501c3 non- profit organization, as its Avant Music Editor. Through the site, he has helped launch a live jazz performance series dubbed the “DC Jazz Loft”, presenting some talented jazz artists in and around the DC area. He has also presented other jazz performances in his “Red Door Loft” series at the now-closed Goldleaf studios, as well as shows at CD Cellar in Arlington, VA, Bossa Bistro and Lounge, and DIY space the Paperhaus, where his performance curation was picked by Bob Boilen as one of the best shows of 2012.

During the day, he is the Production Coordinator for WPFW 89.3FM, as well as the host of THE VIBES edition of Overnight Jazz, weekly eclectic jazz program which showcases music from various sources in Luke’s musical explorations. Through WPFW he has had the privilege of working with some seminal figures in music and social justice such as Chuck Brown, Yusef Lateef, Randy Weston, Muhal Richard Abrams, Juma Sultan, and Amiri Baraka. He has had the opportunity of producing many successful programs including a month-long commemoration of Black Music Month., featuring notably the reunion of trombonist Phil Ranelin and saxophonist Wendell Harrison from the Tribe organization of Detroit. He also co-produced a month-long tribute to pianist Horace Tapscott Los Angeles based community organization UGMAA (Union of God’s Musicians and Artists Ascension). He also produced Washington, DC’s first live radio appearance of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal on the program Jazz and Justice with Tom Porter.


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