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Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 7:30 PM

Join us for the launch of our new multidisciplinary Scratch Series from Charlotte Street and borderlandsKC, featuring Kyle Mullins & Cerva Trova, Sisterbot, and Stephonne. Masks required indoors. Proof of vaccination required upon entry. For more information about Charlotte Street’s COVID-19 Protocol, visit charlottestreet.org/plan-your-visit.

WHAT IS SCRATCH NIGHT?

An eclectic salon of works-in-progress from KC’s most exciting generative artists alongside a unique audience feedback framework.

THE LINEUP

Kyle Mullins, Cerva Trova: HOMECOMING, or Dances at the Bottom of a Well is a work that explores autobiography, memory, the Heroe’s Journey, and the bittersweet aging of the Performer. Using movement and dance-theater, dance-maker Kyle Mullins uses the language of contemporary and post-modern dance, music, and text to create a new evening-length solo performed by its creator. This in-process new work seeks to find intersections dance-making with road trips, nostalgia, the poetry of Alex Dimitrov, the writing of Haruki Murakami, Chopin’s nocturnes, moon phases, and more. The work is in collaboration with scenic and visual artist Tim Rothwell to be premiered in late 2022.

Stephonne & Sisterbot: featuring a shared live band and co-mingled set backdropped by projected media, Charlotte Street Studio Residents Stephonne (“sultry, silky, vocal grit…”) and Sisterbot (“punk pop chamber orchestra”) present a performative song cycle exploring the theme of juxtaposition: open and closed, beginning and end, dark and light, intimacy and grandiosity.

 

Event Details
When

Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 PM

Where

Stern Theater @ Charlotte Street (3333 Wyoming)

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Kyle Mullins| www.cervatrova.com Kyle Mullins is a dance artist living and creating in Kansas City, MO and artistic director of his contemporary dance-theater project Cerca Trova and producer of Making Moves, a monthly dance series. Kyle’s work has been seen at Triskelion Arts, BCBeat, City in Motion Dance Theater, The University of Kansas, The Unicorn Theatre, Kansas City Public Theater, Cottey College, and the Lawrence Dance Intensive. Kyle’s film work has been commissioned by Powell Gardens, Tarble Arts Center, and presented with No Divide KC. Mullins danced in NYC for ten years before relocating home to Kansas City. In New York City, Mullins danced with the Second Avenue Dance Company, The Steps Repertory Ensemble, dre.dance, Nicholas Andre, Bill Young/Colleen Thomas and Dancers, and York Dance Works. He has has worked with Crystal Pite, Donald Byrd, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Aszure Barton, Sean Curran, Camille A. Brown, Nathan Trice, Cherice Barton, Andrea Miller, Larry Keigwin, Shannon Gillen, Zvi Gotheiner, and Gregory Dolbashian. Since relocating back to Kansas City, he has had the pleasure to perform works by Mary Pat Henry, Gary Abbott, Shapiro and Smith, and Kevin Iyega Jeff with Wylliams Henry Contemporary Dance Company. As an arts administrator, Kyle is the Art Director for Kansas City’s Art in the Loop and serves as the Artist Services Program Coordinator for Mid-America Arts Alliance. He holds a MFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Sisterbot (Adee Dancy) | www.sisterbotmusic.com

Sisterbot is a performing artist and large ensemble dedicated to breaking genre boundaries in order to create a cosmic musical and theatrical experience that takes listeners into a wormhole through mental, emotional, spiritual, and space time. Each song is episodic, cathartic, and gives an internal look into the beauty and the bizarre of the human experience through epic theatrical and musical storytelling. The 9-piece Sisterbot Ensemble is described as a “punk pop chamber orchestra,” with a full rhythm section and the addition of strings and horns. Sisterbot connects and communicates about love, community, gratitude, queerness, the preciousness of life, the preservation of our planet, and our place in this vast universe.

Stephonne | www.stephonne.com Stephonne is an up and coming alternative rock and R&B artist based in Kansas City, Missouri. Inspired by the sounds of Prince and Billie Holiday, Stephonne has an unmistakable sultry and soulful voice that sends his listeners on a visceral and experiential journey. In 2015, Stephonne released his first single “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, followed by “Unworthy” and several other singles throughout the years. He released his first full length album titled Caged Bird Sings Songs About Red Beard in 2018 and an EP titled Sis: Side A in 2020. He will be releasing the companion EP, Sis: Side B in Spring 2022. Stephonne is always working to push boundaries with his music and provide his listeners with new experiences audibly and visually.

ABOUT BORDERLANDSKC

A new cutting-edge live + digital arts incubator, borderlandsKC presents adventurous projects expanding Kansas City’s spectrum for artistic invention. Led by Jay Gilman, recently-returned KC native, Jay previously spent more than a decade as a curator, producer, and civic practice artist in Minneapolis and Philly.

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