Dada Divas caps off the celebratory two-week long Dada World Fair with a performance at the new Swissnex facility on San Francisco's Embarcadero. Performed by Jacqueline Bobak, Carmina Escobar, and Micaela Tobin. Directed by Cordelia Istel. Sound design by Mark Bobak.
Dada Divas Presents: RUBBISH—a student generated performance at CalArts—is a celebration of 100 years of Dada, bringing to light the neglected but brilliant and bizarre women of the Dada movement through the lens of the modern woman.
A two-week intensive brainstorming and writing workshop, offered during the CalArts Interim session, for students involved in the Dada Divas Invade CalArts project. This workshop is designed for students to gather in a relaxed atmosphere and collaborate on imagining and creating the structure, form, and content of the spring 2016 Dada Divas Invade CalArts performance project.
A semi-staged preview performance and first phase of this experimental odyssey through the works and lives of Dada artists Emmy Hennings, Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven and Mina Loy. Featuring vocalists Jacqueline Bobak, Carmina Escobar, and Micaela Tobin, with sound design by Mark Bobak.
A concert presentation of some music featured in the initial phase of this experimental odyssey through the works and lives of Dada artists Emmy Hennings, Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven and Mina Loy. Featuring vocalists Jacqueline Bobak, Carmina Escobar, and Micaela Tobin, with sound design by Mark Bobak.
“Dada Divas: Then and Now” discusses the creative works, ideas, and lives of important female artists who were among the originators of the Dada movement: Emmy Hennings, Mina Loy, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, and others. The lecture illuminates historical and artistic contributions by women who have been overshadowed by their male counterparts, discusses some remarkable similarities in these artists’ lives, and comments on such larger issues as the status of women, emigrée life, war, and other concerns that are as relevant today as they were a hundred years ago.
“Dada Divas: A 100-Year Odyssey” discusses the creative works, ideas, and lives of important female artists such as Emmy Hennings, Mina Loy, and Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, who were among the originators of the Dada movement. The lecture also traces how the music of Dada Divas—whose preview performance will be at the Orli Theater in Brno later this week—is developed from various aspects of these artists' lives and artistic movements with which they were associated, and how it relates their era to ours by incorporating such contemporary practices as noise, sound art, experimental music, and performance art.