Rehearsals are in full effect for new choreography I'll be presenting over the next several months. I'll be producing open studio showings which will lead to an evening length presentation I feel has great promise.
For those of you who have come to my productions of years past, this will be a diversion from what's come to be my signature choices, artistically. I will be incorporating multimedia and vocabulary that is, at this point, uncomfortably out of my range - but it's a growing pain I needed to experience for the subject matter at hand.
(I don't feel comfortable blogging about it, but if you have questions about the work's primary inspiration, I'm forthcoming to discuss.)
Essentially, I've returned from what'd felt like hovering over my life, observing with disbelief that certain experiences had come to pass, and others came to stay.
I'm only being vague and existential so you'll come to the shows. I'll trust it's working.
Let's Cheer Up:
I'm grant writing! Currently, my focus is on a fantastic outreach technology organization called iGotITtoo, who reaches communities in underserved neighborhoods with free technology workshops and other educational offerings. They're contribution is immeasurable, I'm proud to be part of their growth.
I am absolutely for hire, so if you know of any non-profits or independent artists seeking a (relatively) inexpensive option, let me know!
Tracy ... the EP?
YES. It's happening. Songs on tape. From me, to you. This won't be a glossy-flossy production, but it'll exist in good form. I am collaborating with area musicians / songwriters to finally get these g*d damn songs finished.
Life got in the way a bit, but now I'm ready to rock!
Well, after the dentist. Then yes. Rock.
(Ms. Prisco, I'm lookin' your way )
Tracy ... the website? Coming soon to a laptop near you ...
My web presence will be condensed into one, fun-filled adventure called www.tracyeisenberg.com.
(don't click, it's not ready yet :)
First Comes Love ...
In other singing news.... I was given the honor to sing for one of my best friends, Katie Freedman, and her husband for their first dance as a married couple! Their song of choice was By Your Side by Sade. I can't say I didn't get a bit choked up here and there, but overall, it was a wonderful moment to share with them. Mazel Tov!
Sorry for being a deadbeat with the blogging -- certainly not for lack of ongoings, just been a li'l neglectful of the ol' non-facebook self-promotion.
Next month, I'll be performing new work by Todd Henry. Our venue? A cozy apartment in a high rise building in NYC's Hell's Kitchen. And lucky you ... it's on the 22nd floor! The views are spectacular - I can only hope we keep everyone's attention.
It's been a learning experience for me, adapting movement to a confined space. I'm such a traveler, as a rule, and having to project a strong energy from my space, without the freedom of flinging myself across the room has been a beneficial lesson for me so far.
I'll also be reading some of Todd's beautiful poetry ...
Friday, June 24th / Saturday, June 25th
400 West 43rd St. @ 9th Avenue
8:30pm (both nights)
Choreography by Todd Henry
Last weekend, I was sweetly serenaded by the man of my 15 year-old dreams ... tantric yogi-bass-rockin'-Policeman-extraordinaire ...STING!
My friend Courtney was given 2 fancy amex tickets by her bosses and was generous enough to bring me along. Yaaaay rich bosses!
You guys, seriously. Seriously. My mouth was gaped for the first 10 minutes. Then I was just giggling for a while. Then I kinda calmed down .. then more giggling. Then a little crying. Then I mighta blacked out for a minute (check with Courtney). Then some really bad singing along*
Then I just enjoyed. I'll admit I had my doubts whether or not he could seamlessly climb that scale after all these years ... but he f'n nailed it. Those rasp-sexy chords have aged gorgeously.
There were a few details I wasn't too gushy to overlook -- I think he needed a few more back-up singers (or me, sober), a pedal steel for his country song (or not keep it in the set) and he took waaay too long to showcase his phenomenal keys player. But overall ... a great performance.
We made our way down to the floor in time for the encores: sigh...damn. is what I have to say about that view.
I tried to get some good pics, but, my feeble digital camera didn't mix well with the ever-shifting stage lights.
Ah well. You should go see for yourself one day anyway.
*documented below. Listen here as Free Stella-Tipsy Tracy mistakenly identifies Roxanne as indeed and well within her octave range
I'm in a fabulous show this coming Friday & Saturday evenings-- lots of great choreographers to see, the best of all .... Wobble Dance Company! Todd Henry and Victoria Benzinger have selected a portion of their larger production, and we're putting it on the Spoke the Hub stage for everyone to see --- and vote for!
Winter Follies is a showcase of NYC dance, theater, comedy, performance, and music.
The company/performer with the most audience votes wins an opportunity to present their full evening show -- free of cost!
You decide which artist you'd like to see more of... We hope you'll vote Wobble!