FOLK YOU! Performance Salon on October 30th


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FOLK YOU! Performance Salon

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 7:00pm
@ 280 Washington in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
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Join us for our Folk You! Salon on October 30th at 7:00pm, an intimate gathering at the elegant residence of 280 Washington, where we’ll celebrate the world premiere of Will Rawls’ The Planet-Eaters, a contemporary reconfiguration of Balkan folklore.

Hosted by Doug and Jessica Warren, the Salon will feature a preview performance of music from the upcoming show, traditional food and wine from the Balkans, and will culminate with a presentation on the modern political and cultural history of the Balkans by Professor Tanya Domi, professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University, Harriman Institute and former Spokesperson of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1996-2000. We hope you can join us for this celebration, and help us launch The Planet-Eaters into orbit!

And of course, we hope that you’ll join us for the premiere of The Planet-Eaters at The Chocolate Factory, Wednesday November 13th through Saturday November 16th at 8pm. Get your tickets for The Planet-Eaters at the Chocolate Factory here!

Get your tickets for our Folk You! Performance Salon here! 



TANYA L. DOMI is a human rights activist, media and political strategist, writer and professor. Ms. Domi is an adjunct professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University Harriman Institute, and a Master of Arts graduate of Columbia in Human Rights. She teaches a graduate seminar on human rights in the Balkans. She began working on the Balkans during the Bosnian War in late 1991 as a defense policy analyst to the late U.S. Representative Frank McCloskey (D-IN) who became the “conscience of the House” for his advocacy urging the US and the international community to intervene and stop the war. Domi later worked for the State Department at the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina 1996-2000 assisting on the implementation of Dayton Peace Accords. Ms. Domi has also worked and lived in Kosovo, Montenegro and the Republic of Serbia.

 is a choreographer, performer, and writer based out of Brooklyn, NY.  He is currently developing The Planet-Eaters, a choreographic conversation between folkloric and contemporary dance.  Currently in residency at Williams College, The Planet-Eaters will premiere at The Chocolate Factory in NYC, November 2013. His work has appeared at The Brooklyn Museum, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project, P.S. 122, Catch 43, Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna) and The Emily Harvey Foundation, a.o. Since 2006, Rawls has collaborated with Kennis Hawkins as the performance duo Dance Gang, operating parasitically in public space and other formats, currently at work on the video performance, Dog Three. Based out of NYC since 2001, Will has also worked with Marina Abramovic, Jerome Bel, Brian Brooks, Alain Buffard, Maria Hassabi, Noemie LaFrance, Neal Medlyn, David Neumann, Nicholas Leichter, Shen Wei and Tino Shegal. In 2009, Rawls co-curated The Movement Research Spring Festival: ROLL CALL and joined the Board of Directors of Movement Research, where he still serves as an artist advisor. Will is also developing a multi-media essay on his solo, Frontispieces, for the online art magazine Triple Canopy ( He holds a Bachelor’s in Art History from Williams College and is a 2013 MacDowell Colony Fellow. 

is an electric guitarist, composer and educator who works and lives in Brooklyn, NY.  During his studies at The New School (BFA, Jazz & Contemporary Music), he focused on contemporary and experimental improvisatory composition, leading experimental ensembles and studying with free improvisation luminaries including Gerry Hemingway & William Parker. He was also an active member of Gamelan Dharma Swara, via the Indonesian Consulate in New York. By day, Chris is a mild-mannered guitar instructor, working an innovative educational collective in Brooklyn. By night, he composes and performs in a wide variety of vividly diverse musical contexts, from experimental improvised music to indie rock to live electronica and beyond. Chris has performed contemporary works in world-class venues, including Lincoln Center Out Of Doors (Rhys Chatham’s A Crimson Grail) and John Zorn’s avant-garde stronghold The Stone (with William Parker).  His indie rock projects have taken the stage before sold-out crowds at major venues across the east coast, including the 9:30 Club (DC) and Union Transfer (Philly), and his compositions have been performed in festivals and art exhibitions around the world, including a critically acclaimed multimedia installation for Hopes, Dreams & Hard Times at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece. As a composer, Chris’ primary foci are sound textures, repetition, rhythmic layering, emotional density, and the fusion of traditional instruments and methods with contemporary means of electronic sound manipulation. The effected electric guitar is central to his work, serving as a textural launchpad, and his raucously beautiful sonic approach has often been compared to Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood.

was built in 1887; this magnificent landmarked 10,000 square foot historic brownstone is one of Brooklyn’s architectural gems. Located in Clinton Hill, where early industrialists built their mansions along quiet tree-lined streets, this neighborhood is the borough’s most culturally and architecturally interesting and is now home to many noted writers, artists and musicians. The house has been meticulously restored and decorated with beautiful vintage modern furnishings and museum-quality art; 19th century opulence meets 21st century Brooklyn cool.

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