Work-in-progress showings will feature a new section of the work inspired by the cultural and sociopolitical climate of the year 1963, and will be followed by moderated artist-audience dialogues.
Same As Sister (S.A.S.) is a New York City based performance collective founded in 2013 by choreographers Briana Brown-Tipley and Hilary Brown. Same As Sister creates work with their collaborators, performers Hannah Caggiano and Micaela Rich, composer/dj Beau Mullis a.k.a. RAW Q and video artist Kit Tipley, to explore the complex duality of human behavior and the multitude of meaning that this can convey. Their cross-disciplinary works have been presented at New York Live Arts (2014-2015 Fresh Tracks Residents), Dancemakers Centre for Creation, Triskelion Arts, Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Chen Dance Center, Bailout Theater at Judson Memorial Church and Silent Barn. SAMEASSISTER.COM
Briana Brown-Tipley (Choreographer and Performer) received her dance formation in her native Canada at École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (LADMMI), where upon graduation she had the pleasure of working with MAYDAY, O Vertigo and David Hinton. Since her move to New York City she has performed for Mike Kelley in Extracurricular Activity Projective Reconstruction #32, Plus and Candice Breitz in New York, New York; both Performa 2009 commissions. Brown-Tipley was also a member of Philippa Kaye Company, performing in Miraculous Arms, an A.R.T. by the Spinnerettes and The Land of Maverick; Unbranded.
Hilary Brown (Choreographer and Performer) originally from Toronto, Canada, graduated from École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (LADMMI) with a DEC in Danse-interprétation. Since then she has participated in projects with artists including Peggy Baker, Candice Breitz, Lindsey Dietz Marchant and David Hinton. Brown has also had the privilege of performing with Doug Elkins & Friends' North American touring production of Fräulein Maria (2010-2012) and Kinesis Project dance theatre under the direction of Melissa Riker (2009-2014). This October she will be an Associate Artist at Atlantic Center for the Arts during the Master Artist-in-Resdience Program with Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group.
Hannah Caggiano (Performer) is a New York City based performer working in film, who is interested in exploring how media can be used as a platform for dance. Since graduating from Hunter College with a BA in Media Studies she has worked as a production assistant, editor and co-director on the award-winning documentaries, A Quiet Strength and deepsouth. Caggiano received her bi-coastal dance training at the Westside Academy of Dance and the Ailey School, and has collaborated on several projects with the collectives of StandUpHungry and Same As Sister.
Beau Mullis a.k.a. RAW Q (Composer) a New York City native, has been working as a dj, producer and composer in the international electronic music scene since 1995. He has been invited to perform at many notable electronic music events and festivals throughout the United States, Canada and South America including Juice! (Portland), Respect (Los Angeles), Jungle Warfare at Limelight (NYC) and Radikal Styles (Bogotá). Mullis’ popular releases include Vital Soul (Bingo Beats) which was ranked 11th on the BBC’s Global Dance Music Charts and the I Want Him Dead! EP (Intrigue Music). Later this year he will make his European debut appearance at Intrigue in Bristol, United Kingdom.
Micaela Rich (Performer) is an independent choreographer, performer and aspiring yoga instructor d.b.a. Wild Rich Productions. Wild Rich Productions serves as a resource platform under which she aims to use her expertise in management and production to help emerging artists create and present work. Most recently Rich managed Valleto Dance Company (2014-2015), producing the premiere of #VOIDS at Center for Performance Research which also showcased her newest work, this was together alone. She received her BA in Dance and Psychoanalysis from Hampshire College and has performed for Jen Rosenblit, Pavel Zuštiak, Lindsey Dietz Marchant and Cathy Nicoli.
Kit Tipley (Video Artist) is a Brooklyn based video artist, who despite his lone wolf tendencies has managed to collaborate with others to share his unique vision and aesthetic. Tipley has worked with the Long Island punk record label, 86’d Records to create music videos for Rations’ “Occasion For War” off their 2013 EP, Martyrs and Prisoners as well as “Another Dream About Nightclubs” for the beat collective of Urban Sasquatch, Red Carpet Hobo and The Hindsight Genius’ release, Celebrity Internment Camp.
BRIClab is a commissioning and residency development program for both emerging and established local artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater and multi-disciplinary performance.
The intimate, flexible studio space within BRIC House is dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists, with an audience capacity of 50-75 for rehearsals and performances in a workshop setting.
For ticketed events, the Box Office opens one hour prior to show time. Advanced tickets can be purchased online.