- Dance Performance -
Thursdays from 5:30-7:30PM
November 14 | November 21 | December 5 | December 12 | December 19
This workshop is for any kind of time-based performance : music, dance, theater, puppetry, spoken word. If you need a deadline to begin, deadlines to work up to a public performance, or are just tired of only hearing your own voice in the artistic process; this is it, this is for you.
Fieldwork is a place and time for performing artists to learn about their work, develop their ability to give feedback, and build a community of artistic peers. You will get responses to what you are making in a way that respects the intent of the work and allows you to discover your own solutions. For some more information on Fieldwork: https://www.thefield.org/programs/fieldwork
Philippa Kaye, who has facilitated workshops in New York City and recently attended The Field conference in Portland with the intent of starting a Detroit network site, facilitates; introducing and holding participants to the simple and effective Fieldwork guidelines. This initial group will meet five times; on Thursdays from 5:30-7:30PM. The space will be open and available for warm-up/rehearsal at 4:30. (We will not meet on Nov 28th, Thanksgiving.)
Cost is sliding scale $30-$75 for the full session. (a link to pay is coming)
Ten participants only, so email Philippa with intent to participate or any questions at
Fieldwork Detroit: Multidisciplinary
- Community Class for the Performing Arts -
- Live Performance-
The Infinite Detail of This Place & Time
Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Join Virago and the A.W.E. Society for an evening of close listening and looking. Sonic improvisations will respond to immersive live video projections of the tiny-often unseen details of the world around us, and a contemplative audience participation session will bring together the concrete and the imagined realms. Banjo, the amateur therapy dog will be there for more than human comfort.
Warm beverages and beer/wine will be available with a suggested donation.
Sliding scale admission $5-10
What We've Been Doing And Fantastical Things To Come
May - September 2017
Through languages of dance, image and sound, What We've Been Doing and Fantastical Things To Come, explored a place in transition: a sewer hole, a pile of mildewed plywood, a collection of tire irons and car keys. The performance was a way of noticing a place, a former warehouse/auto garage, and welcoming its transformation into a place for imagination, creativity, and community through the performing arts.
Detroit Bureau of Sound Concerts
May - October 2017
These series of performances presented by the Detroit Bureau of Sound featured various Michigan and Wisconsin-based music groups and solo artists such as Jon Brown, Steve Curtin, Saajtak, Skewed and Such, and David Shettler.
Sounds in the form of electronic drones, modular synthesizers, and metallic instruments engulfed the expansive space that is Andy. These evenings explored the questions: What can art offer us? Can we obtain peace through a performance? Is there meaning in witnessing something beautiful? Can music offer us solace?
May 11 &12 2018
Set by Vince Mountain
This interdisciplinary and collaborative performance tested the performers' ideas of themselves in an effort to transform each other and the space, as well as offer to the audience something, somehow meaningful.
"Untitled" presented striking kinetic, vocal, and visual experiences, both intimate and broadly political.
Interdisciplinary artist and improvisational poet Billy Mark and dancer/choreographers Joshua Bisset, Tzveta Kassabova and Laura Quattrocchi came together to create this dialogue in the emerging theatre space at Andy, which provided a broad visual landscape that allowed for the exploration of multiple artistic platforms.
Internationally recognized percussionist and composer Stéphane Garin and dancer/theatre director Thierry Escarpment joined them in this premier performance. Set design was created in collaboration with Vince Mountain.
Contemporary dance performance
Sept 6th at 8pm & Sept 8th at 4pm
Tix: $15 - buy online here or at door
GIANTS, a work facilitated by Bailey Allshouse, is a culmination of a 4 month process with dancers; Rachel Andes, Britney Birr, and Shannon White. The work supplies opportunity for discovering delicacy in both structure and bodily form, while it's construct is a rotating landscape that depicts different worlds of primitivity. The work then serves as a playscape for the artists to explore their biggest, strongest, fastest, as well as quietest selves.
Parking: Park in fenced lot on Parkside and Fenkell or on Fenkell St. Avoid parking in front of residents homes on Parkside.
For more information visit ballshouseprojects.org
Fenkell: Unknown Treasures
Open Sat Sept 15, 2018 6:30-9:30pm for the
Focus on Detroit Photo Festival
Curated by Donna Jackson.
an exhibition about the historical street of Fenkell and the beauty and complexities of its people, experiences, textures, emotions and activity. Join us in celebrating this city and neighborhood with local photographers from the Fenkell community and from Metro-Detroit.
Fenkell: Unknown Treasures is curated by Donna Jackson of DMJStudio and produced by DMJStudio and Andy.
Donna Jackson grew up in this neighborhood.
Participating Artists: Faye Gibson,Tap Peoples,Tim Tonachella, J Cross
Ralph Jones, Danny Rebb, Venti Veldez,
Light Installation and interviews by Joshua Bisset
Bucket Installation: Laura Quattrocchi
Friends of ANDY Performance Showcase
October 27 @ 7pm, October 28 @ 2pm 2018
Curated by Tzveta Kassabova.
A mix bill of exceptional works in the genera of dance, theater, music and spoken word.