eggshells and honey
[nueBOX] resident artists Julie Akerly and Allyson Yoder will co-present a show on December 22. The evening will contain two works that address power, womanhood, and fragility. The evening will contain spoken word, live video projection, and original sound scores. The performances will be up close and personal in the intimate black box Acting Studio at Mesa Arts Center with performances at 7 & 8:30pm, tickets are pay-what-you-can (suggested $15)
eggshell sternum/pelvic nerve
Having white privilege is like standing on an invisible pedestal. Unless you learn to see the structure, you will spend your life believing you are two feet taller than the people standing on the ground.
In eggshell sternum/pelvic nerve, a white woman navigates her destabilized inner landscape once the pedestal has been made visible. Through the lived experience of the performance, she wrestles with her own capacity for fragility, violence, and guilt, learning to stand in her power on the ground.
Eyeballz and Honey
Every other day has just been one of those days. It is not easy to feel hurt or angry if you cannot remember. In Eyeballz and Honey, Julie Akerly remembers. She remembers what it feels like to be looked at, to be touched, to say no, to submit. She tries to give herself the option to take up space, to be heard, and to RAGE. She uses her body to remember what it feels like, she uses her voice to scream, and she uses imagery as a reminder that she is not alone.
Allyson Joy Yoder is a community-centered dance and teaching artist based in the Valley. As a performer, choreographer, facilitator, and teacher, Allyson works to ignite community dialogue and engagement. Her creative process is collaborative and research-based, grounded by practices in movement and improvisation, and driven by a desire for transformation. Allyson's work lives in shipping containers and on the Light Rail, in art museums, and in her own home. Her creative work ranges from intersectional, identity-driven feminist performance, to large group dances for public spaces, to intimate improvisational works.
Julie Akerly is an artist in residence and co-founder of [nueBOX]. She wholeheartedly believes in the importance of research and the creative process. Her work is intended to create visceral human responses, play with irony and juxtaposition, and allow the audience to understand the performance. Her degree is in dance and interdisciplinary media and performance and she often works with text, film, projection, and interactive audiovisual content. www.jamovement.com/eyeballzandhoney