There is a reason why this website has been so quiet recently: The Hoover Dam Collective is about to unleash a storm of creative talent that will enrich the community of Crown Heights.
It might actually “rip your face off” in the best way possible.
Grab your favorite brass instrument of choice, because this is going to be a horn-heavy show.
THE COMMUNICATION CORPORATION / noun
Definition: An eclectic, electric corporation designed to free the human race from the dark aural shell that blocks the senses and imprisons the mind. “The last time I saw Communication Corporation live was at a college party in 1995. I was wasted and punched some dude. Consequently, the dude hunted me down the next day to thank me!” [their website]
THE RAINBOW CHILDREN / noun
Definition: A group of young people whose sound brings a touch of life, color, and funk to everything it touches. Person A:”Why is my butt moving of it’s own volition?” Person B: “Oh, that’s because The Rainbow Children are playing right now.” [Rainbow Children on Reverb Nation]
HORNY AND THE DANCE MACHINE / noun
Definition: A marching band that also excels at Beer Pong. “Damn! I got beat in Beirut by that amazing 10 piece brass band Horny and the Dance Machine again and now I have to go streak through the quad.” [horny.bandcamp.com]
UNDERGROUND SYSTEM AFROBEAT/ noun
Definition: A group of superhero vigilantes that saves people from various dangerous cats in the Nigerian desert, while maintaining complex polyrhythms. “Dude, I would’ve gotten mauled by a cheetah if it weren’t for Underground System Afrobeat! ” [Their website]
Kat Rhodes brings her superstar-diva company ROADWORK to the space. YOUR FAVORITE BLOG HOSTESS IS IN THIS PIECE YOU’D BETTER BE THERE TO SEE IT. Check out her stuff here.
Co-Lab will bring us epic experiments in collaboration.
Nadia Tykulsker of Spark(edit) Arts will present a site-specific work. Does this name sound familiar to you? This might ring a bell: “AND THESE? THESE ARE MY PUBES.”
Sarah Mettin will show a heart-pounding piece from the repertoire of the Mettin Movement Collective.
Lindsey Jones will charm us with her magic tap shoes.
Roseann Baker will present a sexy chair dance using extremely attractive members of the HDC during Horny and the Dance Machine’s set.
The Other Stuff.
Justin Kirk, the Hoover Dam Collective’s infamous granola maker and bouncer, will be presenting his photography.
Dayna Moses will also be bringing a film installation to the space. Dayna is new to the Hoover Dam Collective, but her artistic incentives to dance fleetingly on the line of several different genres excites us. Welcome her.
Breegan Kearney and Theo Boguszewski have curated a series of pop-up multi-disciplinary installations which manifest themselves throughout the space. Andrew Cothren (of Franklin Park Reading Series fame) participates as well as The Rainbow Children.
The Nitty Gritty Details
We’ve found ourselves a venue of a lifetime with The Red Lotus Room. 893 Bergen St (between Classon and Franklin) is huge, dark, mysterious and easily accessible from the the 4, 5, 2, 3, C, at Franklin Ave and the Franklin Ave Shuttle at Park Place.
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I wont give anything away, but there might be a fire pit / bonfire. Just throwing that out there.
Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
Come Early. Why? 5 magic words: THERE WILL BE FREE FOOD.*
*between 7 and 8
Cover charge: $10 before 10pm, $15 after 10pm.
There will be a cash bar.