Friday, June 9th, 7-9 pm

A Hunger Artist - ARTISTIC WORKSHOP

“A Hunger Artist” – artistic workshop, it’s an interactive response to Franz Kafka’s “A Hunger Artist” text through art. Its’ a creative workshop for anyone who is interested in visual arts. The goal of the workshop is to open a dialogue between text and a visual response to it. Workshop will be curated by artist Renée Caouette and accompanied by musician Simona Minns. 

The process of the workshop contains four segments: analysis of narrative, emotion, mood and characters of “A Hunger Artist” through artistic expression. We will begin from reading an excerpt from “A Hunger Artist”, discussing and visualizing by using color, line, shape, pattern and object. At the end of the creative process Simona will freely improvise based on produced works of art. 

The workshop will be followed with salon style gathering with refreshments and snacks.

All levels are welcomed and all materials provided.

Cover (suggested donation): $10 (adults), $5 (students)


Saturday, June 10th, 7-9pm

A Hunger Artist - DANCE THEATER PERFORMANCE

"A Hunger Artist" is an experimental dance theater performance that follows the journey of a fasting artist who lives for, but simultaneously resents his audience. A combination of avant garde, Vaudeville slapstick, jazz and contemporary dance the piece relates the hyper self-critical journey of the young, striving artist. Inspired by Franz Kafka’s short story, composer and director Simona Minns and her 8 people cast takes us on a rollercoaster of grotesque images versus pure emotion. 

Composer, director, vocalist: Simona Minns
Dancers: Madeline Miller, Séarlait Rose Carr, Mary Teuscher, Jamichael Frazier.
Musicians: Rinat Tregerman (piano), Matt Pitts (bass), Vlade Guigni (drums)
Stage manager: Jacquelyn Weatherbee

Review: "http://andrea-lucia.squarespace.com/artistic-reviews/"

Video: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lk_T8n6PSj4"

2017 May Simona Minns released her debut album consisted of music from this dance theater performance. Audience will be able to purchase CD’s after the show. Short documentary about the CD "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqeuYPzQkKw"

The show will be followed by Q&A session.

Cover (suggested donation): $15 (adults), $10 (students)

The project supported by The Boston Foundation, Live Arts Boston (LAB).