CATCH 60: Catch Takes the Decade
CATCH ! (USA)
CATCH 60 celebrates the 10th anniversary of “everyone’s favorite” hydra-headed, multi-disciplinary, rough-and-ready performance series with a blowout birthday performance bash on two floors of the Invisible Dog. This special iteration is smattered with Catch luminaries and artists you may not have heard of (yet) in an evening of performance mayhem with FREE BEER.
Featuring works by:
Faye Driscoll !
Jennie Marytai Liu / Grand Lady Dance House !
Sam Greenleaf Miller & Katy Pyle !
Jen Rosenblit !
Jim Findlay !
Neil Greenberg !
Joseph Silovsky !
Anna Sperber !
Arturo Vidich !
Katie Workum !
Ivy Baldwin !
Daniel Fish & Andrew Dinwiddie !
Luke George !
Cynthia Hopkins !
Sibyl Kempson & Elevator Repair Service !
Molly Lieber & Eleanor Smith !
David Neumann !
Rebecca Patek !
Chris Schlichting !
Geoff Sobelle !
“It’s hard to justify seeking any other form of entertainment with your Saturday night.” – The New York Times
Jan 11 starts at 8pm
The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen St., Brooklyn
$20 for entry throughout the evening
CATCH is a hydra-headed, multi-disciplinary, rough and ready performance series-event that whirls through Brooklyn every couple of months, recently commended by The Village Voice as the “best ambulatory feast of experimental performance.”
Founded in Brooklyn, NY in 2003 by Jenny Seastone Stern as a home for the emerging avant-garde, Catch is an integral part of the downtown community with a history of presenting both short and in-progress works by Luciana Achugar, Ivy Baldwin, Suzanne Bocanegra, Big Dance Theater, Mike Daisey, Debate Society, Faye Driscoll, Jeanine Durning, Daniel Fish, Beth Gill, Miguel Gutierrez, Half Straddle, Dynasty Handbag, 600 Highwaymen, Cynthia Hopkins, Karinne Keithley, Sibyl Kempson, Sam Kim, Young Jean Lee, Taylor Mac, Juliette Mapp, Kenny Mellman, Neal Medlyn, Jennifer Monson, John Moran, Dean Moss, the National Theater of the United States of America, the Nature Theater of Oklahoma, David Neumann, Tere O’Connor, Steven Reker, Robbinschilds, Brian Rogers, Jen Rosenblit, Anna Sperber, the Theater of a Two-Headed Calf, Adrienne Truscott, Donna Uchizono, Kate Valk & Paul Lazar, Arturo Vidich, Christopher Williams, Witness Relocation, Ann Liv Young, Chris Yon and dozens of terrific artists you may not have heard of … yet.
Catch presents a stunning array of emerging artists, giving them an opportunity to share the stage with an expanding galaxy of downtown luminaries. Not only does Catch have “the best short-form programming going,” it also has the liveliest and best-looking audience – beautiful, young ladies and gentlemen (and lowlifes) who come to drink, see great work and mingle with the artists after the show. Catch is a social event and a serious show, where loyal fans of the individual artists mingle with Catch allegiates to view work they know will be rough … and ready. www.catchseries.org
CATCH is curated with delicate irreverence by Jeff Larson, Andrew Dinwiddie and Caleb Hammons.
The Invisible Dog Art Center opened in October, 2009, a raw space in a vast converted factory building with a charmed history and an open-ended mission: to create, from the ground up, a new kind of interdisciplinary arts center. Over the last two years, over 50,000 people have attended our events: visual art exhibits; dance, theater, and music performances; film screenings; literary arts and poetry readings; lectures; community events; and more.
Long-term collaborations with artists are integral to The Invisible Dog’s mission, which is to create not only a new kind of art center, but also a new kind of artistic community. The Invisible Dog brings together artists of all career stages, offering them unique opportunities for involvement. Over the last two years, the art center has evolved organically, developing with and alongside its diverse roster of collaborators.
Neither a commercial gallery nor a concept-driven non-profit, The Invisible Dog has a unique role in the New York arts scene. It has become a place where artists working in all media can do things they wouldn’t be able to do anywhere else in New York. The Invisible Dog’s core values of experimentation and collaboration are kept in view throughout the curatorial process, and as a result, our artists are freer and more autonomous than is typical.
The building at 51 Bergen Street is integral to The Invisible Dog’s identity. Built in the late 1800s, the 30,000 square-foot building housed working factories until the 1990s, when the last factory shut down, and the detritus from 100 years of industry was left to rot. The building was unused until 2008, when it was discovered by Lucien Zayan. The last factory, which made belts, had a hit in the 1960s with the “invisible dog” party trick, which gave the nascent art center its name.
The Invisible Dog Art Center is located in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn and is accessible by the F and G subways. This cool and calm region on the northwest side of Brooklyn is home to roughly 20,000 residents. Invisible Dog Art Center sits one block from Dean Street and two blocks from Atlantic Avenue, both boasting a plethora of bars and restaurants.
Boerum Hill claims a trendy stretch of Smith Street as its own, and small cafes and stores are dotted throughout the neighborhood’s interior, like the restaurant Building on Bond and the Brooklyn Circus boutique. Some staff picks include: 61 Local, just next door at 61 Bergen Street! Hancos, 85 Bergen St & 134 Smith Street (2 locations); Bar Tabac, 128 Smith Street; Van Leeuwen, 81 Bergen Street; Bien Cuit, 120 Smith Street; Van Horn Sandwich Shop, 231 Court Street; Ki Sushi, 122 Smith Street
After party at 61 Local: