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June 22-24, 2017
The Projector series 1.5

June 22nd, 23rd, 24th Performances at 7pm and 9pm each night.
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TNMOT AZTRO, a Hartford-based performance art and dance installation company featuring artists from Connecticut and beyond, will perform the fifth installment of The Projector Series on June 22nd, 23rd, 24th Performances at 7pm and 9pm each night. The series are a set of performance and installation works blending dance, live digitally composed music, and Film based visual media. Presented in collaboration with Vox Populi and Little Berlin.

The Projector Series 1.5 utilizes a combination of light, sound, spatial manipulation, the human form, and movement as modes of inquiry and engagement between audience and performer, as well as the larger community beyond. Thematic concerns center around repetition, time, critical thought, media-created leadership and influence, rhetoric, technology, control, sexual energy and dogma.

Choreographer Arien Wilkerson notes that, “The Projector Series 1.5 which will be performed at Vox Populi, is driven by the concept of sensory overload, in which our brains and bodies are stimulated through receiving information from multiple sources simultaneously. The projectors around the room transform the physical boundaries of the space: gallery walls become windows and mirrors and vortexes, looking outward at the world beyond, looking inward at the performance.”

The Projector Series 1.5 is the first live Philadelphia performance by a Hartford-based performance art and dance installation to be held at Vox Populi. The performance will take place in Vox’s Blackbox and also feature a talk on June 21st 7pm at Little Berlin hosted by Eric Preisendanz, which is free and open to the public.

• Installation designed by: Arien Wilkerson and Joe McCarthy
• Sound Designer/Composer: Wrex Mason
• Pre-Show Performances: Wrex Mason | domsentfrommars
• New Cast: Kailah King, Henry Olivo, Erica Nelson, Lauren Horn, Brian Syms Jr, Arien Wilkerson.

Founded in 2010, TNMOT AZTRO PERFORMANCE ART AND DANCE INSTALLATION LLC features seven dancers including the director (Arien Wilkerson), a movement artist, a two-person technology crew and a collaboration team that is made up of six to ten multidisciplinary artists at any given time (photography, sculpture, installation, poetry, DJ, and beyond). The dancers draw from distinct and diverse movement styles and traditions: modern, b boy / breakdancing, ballet, jazz, West African, and more. Most recently, TNMOT AZTRO completed three sold-out shows at Real Art Ways with over three hundred viewers, and another sold out weekend in July with an audience of 125 folks each night. The company’s sold out performances have taken place at art galleries, institutions and incubator spaces such as The Historic Town and County Club of Hartford, the Wadsworth Atheneum, University of Saint Joseph, Scapegoat Garden Center for Contemporary Dance, Ted Hershey Dance Marathon, New Britain Museum of Art, Connecticut Dance Alliance, and the CT Dance Awards – Instagram  @Ariaztro

TNMOT AZTRO – The Projector series 1.5
June 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
June 24, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
Vox Blackbox
319 North 11th Street
Philadelphia, PA United States