We made a very bold decision for The Ambitious Show this Friday…we decided to choreograph Crowd Surfing into a dance number or two. This wouldn’t be problem except for the fact that the whole idea of Crowd Surfing is that you have a CROWD!!! Therefore, its more important than EVER for people to be in the audience. Not just a few people…but A LOT of people. If we do have a crowd, its going to be an amazing moment for everyone in the room. If we don’t have a crowd, at least of the Lady Circus dancers is going to be leaving with a broken leg… or face.
So we kindly ask you, our adoring audience, to come support us in the most literal way imaginable Friday…and help us Crowd Surf. Bring your friends, your lovers, your landlord. We need all the help we can get.
Ps. Michele Bachmann will be MCing the Political Variety Show this Thursday. Don’t believe us? Come and see for yourself. She may also crowd surf.
:::::::Thursday, January 19th!!!::::::::::::::
Sky Box POLITICAL Aerial and Variety Show
More often than not, live “entertainment,” by which we mean everything from l.e.s. Performance Art (capital A) to the most over-produced Broadway spectacle (just capital), is regarded as a mere distraction from the woes of the “real” world. At best, entertainment is sometimes perceived as a metaphor for the state of current affairs, but, for the most part, ART is considered to be just for fun, while POLITICS has pretenses to being for realz!
Yet politics and performance have way more in common than the disciples of each would likely be comfortable admitting. For example, both politicians and performers command authority and power, both have to twist reality, not only to keep their audiences engaged, but also to convert them to their point of view, both can be bought, both have to wear costumes to work, and last, but definitely not least, they both have parties!!!
After spending the past three and a half years unabashedly indulging in everything aesthetic, entertainment-driven and silly, the Sky Box at the House of Yes would like to invite you to come and get serious as we discuss the bureaucratic, civic, constitutional, economical and legislative landscapes of the world today. Unavoidably, there will still be plenty of acrobatics and sexiness, just like the Republican primaries!
MC’d by Michele Bachmann (not Kae Burke)
STARRING:Paper Doll Militia! Maia Ramnath, Elena Delgado, Anya Sapozhnikova, Juanita Cordenas, Adam Hussein and Jason Randall, The Amazing Amy! Jen Kovacs, The PAC Party, Bro Circus & Benjamin Ickies and 1/6th of the Ambitious Orchestra!
Doors at 8, show at 9.
$10 dressed like you are going to a presidential White House dinner,
$12 dressed boring.
Tickets available exclusively at the door!
:::::::::FRIDAY JANUARY 20th::::::::::::::::::::
The orchestra is tuning up, close your eyes and breathe it in……….. Feathers brush against your cheek and startle you awake. A world you’ve been searching for and we’ve been building, a world of wonder and magic has arrived. Once you’re inside there’s no way out. The story to follow is beyond grand and extremely bright. Thank you for being there as we enter a new chapter.
This Friday, January 20th, for one night only…
LADY CIRCUS & THIS AMBITIOUS ORCHESTRA proudly present
THE AMBITIOUS SHOW
Almost a year ago This Ambitious Orchestra met Lady Circus and they fell irreversibly in love.
Sunday, they start taking over the world one city at a time. Lady Circus and the Ambitious Orchestra take Austin, Texas first, to play the grand opening of Beauty Ballroom – a venue boasting to become one
of the most relevant music halls in a city that is referred to as “The Live Music Capital of the World”
Staged and choreographed for a much bigger venue and for the BIG TIME in general…. crammed into their home base The House of Yes. This one is for you.
Anya Sapozhnikova, Kae Burke, Airin DeSkies, Lisa Dispigno, Benjamin Ickies, Ashley Perez, Evgeniya Radilova, Eric Schmalenberger and Jeff Young. with TON of support from Bro Circus!
Directed by Anya Sapozhnikova
Music by Benjamin Ickies & This Ambitious Orchestra
Choreographed by Kathryne Van Assche
One night only. 2 Shows: Doors at 7pm and show at 8pm and Doors at 10pm and show at 11pm.
TICKETS: $20 available through http://www.brownpapertickets.
and first come first served at the door. Dress sexy and bring a hot date.
it will all look like this: http://youtu.be/agHdg12raFw
Stop smoking. Start learning Spanish (or English). Pay off your debt. Floss everyday. Perform more. Dance. Try aerial for the first time. Finish “War and Peace”. Start “tweeting”. Stop using swear words. Lose those muffin tops. See more live entertainment.
Whatever your RESOLUTION is, we want you to know that we support you 110%. We believe in YOU! You can do it! This year, we know that YOU are going to really commit, to stick with it for more than 30 days, to try it over and over again until you do it right. We know you will. How do we know this? Well, we are psychic. Duh. Send your resolution to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you words of encouragement to help you be the best you can be!
For those of you who want to see live entertainment, perform more, be a better artist, and get in shape… read below! The following information will drastically improve your life, GUARANTEED!
::::Thursday, January 12th:::::
The End Times Cabaret presents “THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED.”
House of Yes is taking the show on the road, all the way to The Bell House…in GOWANUS Brooklyn! Follow us across the borough, and we will take you on an entertaining journey into the good ol times…the 1960′s!
The Day the Music Died will entertain your socks off, with a ferocious live brass band, stunning aerial acrobatics and hilarious dance numbers, showcasing the social/political/popular culture changes that occurred between 1958-1961. This was a transition time of Housewives to liberated women, doo wop to freak out jazz, politeness to protest, innocence to innovation. It was the birth of birth control, the beginning of “cool”, the end of post-war america.
Inspired by the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper on what became known as “The Day the Music Died,” this special evening features performances by songwriter and arranger Phil Andrews of Apocalypse Five & Dime, the awe-inspiring aerial and burlesque performers of The Lady Circus such as Anya Sapozhnikova, Kenneth Stephen Neil, Brian Joseph Ferree, Rebecca Heinegg, Evgenia Radilova, Kathryne Van Assche, Ashley Morgan Monroe, Juanita Cardenas, Eric Schmalenberger, transcendent vocalist XAVIER, dynamic dance troupe “The Good to Go Girls,” and many more. Spread the word!
The Bell House
149 7th Street, Brooklyn, NY
$10 ADV/$12 DOOR
Buy tickets here!:
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::::Private Creative Studios available January 1st at House of Yes::::
House of Yes is expanding starting January FIRST. We now have 2 creative studio spaces opening up for working professionals to use as art studios/showrooms/offices/
The private studios are all approximately 250 square feet, and each rental comes with access to our creative resources including our Sky Box Aerial Studio, Dance Studio, Make Fun Sewing and Costume Shop, Theatre, Recording Studio, Event Space, Materials for the Arts access and MORE! Aside from being a production facility, learning center and theatre, we are also a community of creative professionals who like to work hard and create harder. We are open to the individual studios being shared between people or small groups such as collectives or performance troupes. At House of Yes, collaborations are common and possibilities are endless. If you are ready to take your work to the next level and expand on your creative connections, this is the place for you.
Studio rentals are Month to Month.
$650 includes private space, creative resources, utilities, WiFi and
MORE!Please write Anya at Anya@ladycircus.com with the subject…..YES
STUDIO to schedule a walk-through.
Its never to late to start flying! All levels, all shapes, all sizes welcome. Build confidence, grow muscles, make friends. Don’t be a pussy. Be an Aerialist!
:::::::POLITICAL VARIETY SHOW CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS!!!! THURSDAY, JANUARY 19th!:::::::
More often then not, the entire gamut of performance art to show biz is considered a mere distraction from the woes of the “real” world. At best it is acknowledged as a metaphor for the state of current affairs, and not much more then satirical commentary. All in all, ART is cosidered for fun, and POLITICS is considered for realz.