The Illustrious Blacks celebrate there last show at Joe’s Pub… for 2018. Join us for a live electro glossy set of original Neo Afro Futuristic Psychedelic Surrealistic Hippy music and performance art topped with a dash of theater. Free your mind and have your ass shaking in the seats with your fists raised in their air to celebrate humanity.
The Illustrious Blacks have arrived to save the world one beat at a time!
Once upon a time in a galaxy not far away, there lived two kings. Each was the ruler of his own deliciously glorious planet. The first king, Manchildblack, was well known throughout the cosmos for his ethereal vocals, celestial sonics and earthy musical messages. The other king, Monstah Black, was a star in the solar system for his gravity defying performances, gender bending fashions and spacey disposition. One magical night, an inexplicable ultra-magnetic pull forced the two planets to collide. A technicolored explosion occurred, turning night into day, with a feast of aural and visual delights. It was then that the universe was changed forever. Manchildblack and Monstah Black united and became The Illustrious Blacks!
The acclaimed duo fuse music, dance, theater & fashion as the main ingredients to expand minds, shake bootys and encourage all to be bold, be brave and be you! #LiveTheHypeLife
Tap into your inner child using playfulness to unlock your deepest creative visions.
Dive into a process to discover, create and enhance your own performances using writing, found objects and articles of clothing.
Leave with tools from Monstah Blacks toolbox for building performances.
Suggested donation $25
(Donations go toward Monstah Blacks Yoga Teacher Training at Sacred Brooklyn Bedstuy, Summer 2018)
GET YO TIX!!!
(((Thursday, May 17th)))
The acclaimed duo will land at the legendary Joe's Pub at The Public to fuse music, dance, theater & fashion as the main ingredients to expand minds, shake asses and encourage all to be bold, be brave and be you!
FOR TIX: https://bit.ly/2qJLnEq
Pic by Stanislas Pierson
Artwork by Manzel Bowman
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Charles Atlas stages “The Kitchen Follies,” bringing together a range of artists across performance art, dance, and music to stage the ultimate performance art variety show. Some are artists with whom Atlas has had relationships for many decades, including composer Julianna Barwick who will create a new work in collaboration with Jodi Melnick, performance artist Johanna Constantine, duo DANCENOISE, and choreographer Stanley Love. Others are emerging American artists with whom Atlas will be collaborating for the first time, such as choreographers Laurie Berg, the Illustrious Blacks (May 3–5 only), and Solo Termite, with more to be announced! Atlas will film each performance live, using video cameras to simultaneously record, mix, and project footage as part of the performances. Hosted by Tyler Ashley, the Dauphine of Bushwick, the evening will be punctuated by new video portraits Atlas is making of contemporary artists as a continuation of his “Instant Fame!” project.
The Kitchen Follies accompanies Atlas’ exhibition the past is here, the futures are coming, in The Kitchen gallery from March 28–May 12. Atlas presents new video installations 2003 and The Yearsthat incorporate aspects of his past works along with found footage and newly shot material. For more information, please click here.
Organized by Katy Dammers and Tim Griffin
May 3–5, 8pm
May 10–12, 8pm
Tickets $25 General / $20 Members
Charles Atlas presents The Kitchen Follies is made possible with lead support from the National Endowment for the Arts; generous support from Luhring Augustine, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, Suzy Coue-Wilson & Edward Wilson, Eileen & Michael Cohen, Jeffrey Deitch, and Barbara & Howard Morse; annual grants from Cowles Charitable Trust, Joseph and Joan Cullman Foundation for the Arts, Howard Gilman Foundation, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
(((This Wednesday, April 25th, at 2pm))) Stop everything you’re doing and tune into The Illustrious Blacks (Manchildblack + Monstah Black) on Okayplayer’s Facebook Live!!!! The Blacks will land at Okay Space to save the world one beat at a time with a special lunchtime DJ set to help u get through your hump day.
Live the Hype Life!
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Once a month in the fall 2017 you'll get your chance to see The Illustrious Blacks: Hyperbolic! at Joes Pub in The East Village.
September 7th at 9:30pm
October 26th at 9:30pm
November 30th at 9:30pm
Hyperbolic (excerpts), performed at Millennium Stage Kennedy Center.
A cast of wonderful performers from University Of Maryland College Park Dance Department bring to life excerpts from Hyperbolic (the last spectacle) which prremiered in it's entirety at Dixon Place in New York City as part of the 2016 Hot Festival.