Join us for a Work in Progress showing of “Most People”, a collaborative, explorative dance & video work directed by Nic Koller & Kate Morales.
Sometimes we are incapable of getting the “important” things done. Procrastination, self-deprecation, low expectations, misinformation, all lead directly to our individual failures. History repeats itself through economic recession, fear mongering & inaction in the face of Fascism. People relapse, relationships resume their old patterns & artists miss their deadlines. As long as we’re fed, we’re okay, right? “Most People” is the first draft of a dance/video installation that explores the individual & collective dysfunctionality of human behavior.
About the Artists
Nic is a multi-disciplinary artist exploring the boundaries of collage in video, painting & installation. His works tell emotional narratives through depictions of individuals & their everyday lives. For the past two years, he’s been developing the (live-action animated) video collage style seen in his experimental shorts: Estevan ♥’s Koreatown & At Home (with Marisol & Sam), which premieres at the Video Art and Experimental Film Festival on November 11th. He recently moved to Brooklyn & probably wants to be your friend.
Kate is a dancer and choreographer based in Ridgewood, Queens. She has been presenting and performing original work throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens for the past 5 years, most recently as a cast member in Saga Dance Company's sKIN at Center for Performance Research. She founded Amnesis Dance (née L&K Dance) with Lara Mahler in 2014, and their work has been part of festivals at Greenspace, Socrates Sculpture Park and HB Studios. Kate holds a BFA in Dance and Choreography from the California Institute of the Arts, and has dreams of one day working as a United States Supreme Court Justice.
@ Standard ToyKraft
722 Metropolitan Ave
About Standard Toykraft
Standard ToyKraft is an artist run theater that offers low-cost performance and rehearsal space as well as a puppet shop and private studios for visual artists. The founders of STK discovered a derelict factory floor located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. With lots of blood, sweat and more tears than any of us care to admit we transformed this old sweatshop into a community organization. At the core Standard Toykraft is a community endeavor. Our community of artists continues to grow in this tough city because, we provide a supportive refuge for the development of work. We also produce many of our own shows and events including puppet slams, variety shows, vaudevillian weirdness and various spectacles for the amusement of our patrons.