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CARRYING CAPACITY

WORLD PREMIERE

 

Sunday, January 8, 7:00pm

Monday, January 9, 5:30pm

Tuesday, January 10, 8:30pm

 

Run Time: 60 minutes

 

Abrons Arts Center, Playhouse

466 Grand Street / Tickets $20

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Beyond identity is the plasma of oneness; a dream space, both physical and energetic, that can hold the fullness of we. Carrying Capacity is a speculative journey mixing the sacred and profane. It asks—what is the connection between our capacity to love ourselves as simultaneously sexual, spiritual, and social beings with our collective future on this dusty rock? Mx. Oops / Wendell Cooper performs a multimedia ritual using sound meditation, urban dance, video projection, and rap, within an installation by sculptor Jasmine Murrell; featuring guest choreography and performance by Slim Ninja. The soul is invoked, gender is rendered ephemeral, and together we contemplate, in celebration, the sometimes unfortunate profundity of embodiment.

The guided meditation below invites you into the world of the piece, and the energetic vortex of the live performance.

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PERFORMANCE

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MUSIC

Music by Omen Phaze & Mx. Oops

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COSTUME

Costumes by Mx. Oops

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ABOUT

Wendell Cooper is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on the intersection of urban arts and consciousness studies. Founder of Complex Stability, he performs as Mx. Oops, a transhuman, gender-bending, genre-bending, urban arts shaman. A certified yoga instructor (500hr RYT) and practitioner of Thai Yoga Massage, he is also trained in various forms of energy healing. Originally from Pittsburgh, he is a graduate of George Washington University (BA) where he studied dance and religion, and has completed an Integrated Media Arts MFA in Hunter College's Film & Media Studies Department. Wendell is a full time lecturer in Lehman College's Multimedia Performing Arts BFA program.

 

Mx. Oops' current project, EXILE, consists of an album, live performance, and an exhibition of handmade costumes. EXILE explores the praxis of how seldom articulated philosophical dimensions of urban arts practices can be revealed through comparative analysis with yoga. The gaze of speculative fiction looks into a quasi-post-apocalyptic future, circa 2145, when only medicine healers and those intimate with Nature have thrived after the collapse of the global economy. We see glimpses of their ceremonies to rebuild humanity, and preparations for travels to other inhabitable planets. In this future time, Mx. Oops performs a blend of yoga and urban arts; in nightclubs of a humanity in the process of rebuilding.

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CONTACT

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© Wendell Cooper 2016