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Root Cause: Black American Circus (work-in-process)

Join us for a work-in-process showing of Root Cause: Black American Circus (work-in-process) by 2022/23 BRIClab Performing Arts resident Cleo Reed.

Date

Thu, Jan. 26, 2023 at 2:00PM and 6:00PM

Cost

FREE

Location

BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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**Tickets are currently sold out for the 2 PM Performance, however, a small number of tickets may be available on the day of. If you're interested in attending, there'll be a standby line starting at 1:30 PM. We will release any available tickets at 1:55 PM** 

**Tickets are currently sold out for the 6 PM Performance, however, a small number of tickets may be available on the day of. If you're interested in attending, there'll be a standby line starting at 5:30 PM. We will release any available tickets at 5:55 PM** 

Join us for a work-in-process showing of Root Cause: Black American Circus by 2022/23 BRIClab Performing Arts resident Cleo Reed.

"Root Cause: Black American Circus" is a self-produced musical project. Cleo guides us through their narrative driven, pre-performance of their debut album while integrating the aesthetics and movement of 20th-century circus performance.

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Photo credit: Caitlyn Gaurano

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Raised in New York City and Washington, D.C., Cleo Reed is a student of Black underground sound and intention. They reach deeply into their own lineage and use it as a reference in both music and multimedia art. They produce and design soundscapes, compositional and popular music works, in addition to mixing, mastering, and editing their own music and visuals. Through music, Cleo works to amplify the needed presence of Black queer women in production and sound design spaces. They are a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music and are currently finishing their debut album "Root Cause," which will be released this year. Recent collaborators include Jon Batiste, Nick Hakim, and more.

ABOUT BRICLAB: PERFORMING ARTS

BRIClab: Performing Arts is a commissioning and residency development program for emerging and established local artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater and multi-disciplinary performance. Free exploration and rigorous commitment to process, with the support of the staff and resources that BRIC offers, are at the heart of the BRIClab program. Artists receive stipends and an exclusive 12-day intensive residency in the multi-purpose Artist Studio with development time, artistic mentoring, and work-in-process performances.

Venue Information:

BRIC House is Brooklyn’s cultural living room: a 40,000 square foot multi-disciplinary arts and media complex in the former Strand Theatre, where emerging and established artists can create work that deepens their practice and engages the diverse communities of the borough. 

Beginning Nov. 1, 2022, attendees of any BRIC House programming will no longer have to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter the building. Masks are encouraged but not required in all BRIC operated spaces. If you have questions regarding this protocol, please email Safety@bricartsmedia.org. For our full BRIC House COVID-19 policy, visit: https://www.bricartsmedia.org/safety.

BRIC is committed to welcoming people of all abilities. The main floor of BRIC House has an accessible entrance on Rockwell Place, in addition to an accessible, all-gender bathroom. The BRIC Media Center, located on the 2nd floor, is accessible via elevator. The Gallery level is accessible via a wheelchair lift. Portable FM assistive listening devices are available for programs on the Stoop and in the Ballroom upon request. To make a specific access request, or to let us know other ways we can provide you with a welcoming experience, please contact Benno Orlinsky at borlinsky@bricartsmedia.org or (718) 683-5637.