Milkbar Salon in Oakland – Nov. 9, 2012

Violet will perform a new piece entitled “Let Me Spell It Out For You” as part of the Milkbar Salon on November 9th in East Oakland.  This is a new site-specific piece that involves playing the innards of an upright piano, dissecting a toy Barbie piano and dancing on an amplified piano bench–all while telling stories about being a twin, the twin language that we created, and the trials and tribulations of learning English.  Other presenting artists include Megan Nicely (Dance) and Sarah Danhke (Dance Video), Vanessa Norton (fiction), Angela Reginato (film), and music to be announced. Each quarterly salon at MilkBar seeks to include a range of offerings including performance, video, dance, music and visual art.  Below are details about the salon drawn from the MilkBar web site. There is also a mention of this salon in the East Bay Express as part of the Fall Arts Guide.

MILKBAR SALON – NOV. 9th, 2012

Friday November 9th, 2012
Please Arrive between 8:00 and 8:30 pm
Show starts at 8:30 pm

No one turned away for lack of funds

The Milk Bar is located in East Oakland in the Sunshine Biscuit Factory Complex.
It is approximately 1 mile from the Oakland Coliseum on 81st Ave about a half block east from San Leandro Ave.
Map quest / Google maps are not reliable for this area.  Follow directions below.

(Please read carefully)

From Oakland/SF/Berkeley:
Take 880 south through Oakland. Exit at 66th Ave.
At the end of the exit ramp turn left at the light onto 66th. Follow 66th Ave. past the Coliseum and turn right onto San Leandro Ave. Follow San Leandro past the Coliseum BART station until you hit 81st Ave. Turn left onto 81st Ave., noticing the Sunshine Biscuit Factory complex on your left (that’s where you’re going). It has bright red trim. Pass the first fenced driveway (for U-Haul), and turn left at the 2nd, (also fenced) gate/driveway.

The entrance is to the left of Oakland Scrap, and to the right of the U-Haul office. Don’t continue on through the tunnel. You’ll be met at the gate between 7:30 and 8:30 pm.

MIlkbar is in studio # 223, the entrance is at the very left of the building.
Latecomers call or text (510) 205-7103 or 510 289 5188. The Milkbar team will let you in an appropriate break.

BART / Transit Directions:
We are biking/slightly long walk from BART. Take BART to the
Coliseum/Oakland Airport stop, exit onto San Leandro Ave., and proceed south
approx 2 intersections to 81st Ave. We are the 2nd fenced driveway on the
left, after turning left on 81st Ave. Please do not hesitate to call if you
are at all confused, we are available for rides back to BART after the show.

The MilkBar at The Sunshine Biscuit Factory in East Oakland is an artistcurated salon series, established in 2004 as an environment for the intersection of innovative, contemporary and experimental dance, music, theater and film.  The MilkBar’s co curators are: Mary Armentrout, Merlin Coleman and Ian Winters. Their shared curatorial asthetic produces the MilkBar salons in their vibrant intimate forty seat venue. The Milkbar actively supports site-specific work in and around the Sunshine Biscuit Factory’s vast industrial complex.  These salons host a dynamic and diverse range of artists creating a unique collage effect of mixed disciplines such as local butoh, experimental Russian and Turkish film, mixed media photo installations, rooftop performance art with audience participation, and singer/songwriters.  Over the past 8 years The MilkBar has evolved into the site of dialogue between artist and artist, artist and audience, audience and the new.

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