Poetry Plus+43 @ Vinyl Underground

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Date: 
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 19:30

Poetry Plus+43

 
Poetry Plus returns for the first of two 2016 shows on April 2nd, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Vinyl Underground in the Kyungsung University area. THE EVENT BEGINS ON TIME.
 
What is Poetry Plus? Poetry Plus is the longest running expatriate performance event in Busan, & perhaps in all of South Korea. The event grew out of a small community of teachers & began on November 11, 2000. Now, Poetry Plus has grown into a fully produced show which brings together a variety of art forms into a single night of celebration twice a year.
 
For Poetry Plus+43, we are happy to introduce eight new acts to the Poetry Plus stage to go along with six veteran ones. Sean O’Gorman, from the Cypher Open Mic in Ulsan, & Carlos Williams, from the Speak Up Slam in Busan, will be the dynamic ringleaders in the legendary cavern club. 
 
When you come to the event, think of it as a night at the theater! Slice of Life Pizza will be offering their pizza for sale at the event!! Buy a slice & beverage, settle in, & be ready to pay attention to some spoken word, epic stories, poetry, stand up comedy, music, theater, & mixed-genre performances. 
 
Furthermore, a slideshow of photography, illustrations, & drawings will continually play on the monitors & screens throughout the night. So, audience members get the opportunity to take in a gallery exhibit as well as stage performances.
 
Poetry Plus+43 casts a very wide net in terms of where its artistic contributions have been collected. Seoul-based & Ulsan-based artists are taking part in this event. We are also sharing two written pieces composed by writers, Jen Sotham & Joel Dias-Porter, who do not live in South Korea, but in the United States.    
 
Performers:
 
7:30pm: Music: Electrorganic Project
7:55pm: Sean O’Gorman & Carlos Williams: “Intuitive Choreography”
8:00pm: Chris Tharp: “Elk Season”
8:10pm: Dennis Feeheley: “Travelin’ Man”
8:20pm: Milan Gim, stand up comedy: “A Droolworthy Diary of an Info-maniac”
8:25pm: Bob Perchan: “Three Poems”
8:30pm: Roy Garcia, guitar: “Futurism & a Cover” 
8:40pm: John Bocskay: “Occidental Hero”
8:45pm: Shannon Sawicki: “Far From Paradise: The Rise & Fall of a Bachelorette” by Jen Sotham  
8:50pm: Maurice Turner, performance; Ben May, percussion: “The Poetry of Joel Dias-Porter” 
 
Intermission
 
9:00pm: Annabelle Murphy & Steve Feldman: Theater: “The Silent Treatment”
9:10pm: Laura Wachs: “Kimchee Hipster Poems” 
9:20pm: Rob Chrisman, guitar: “Second Time” 
9:30pm: Kenneth May, words; Rob Chrisman, guitar; Kurtis Blo, bass: “Heated Prayer”  
9:40pm: Dwayne Stores & Patrick Sanders: “Comedic Stylings”
9:50pm: Dave Khimasia, guitar: “Songs.”
10:00pm: Carlos Williams & Sean O’Gorman:”Chasing Elephants”
 
Post Event Jam: 
 
10:00pm: Music: Electrorganic Project
 
Visual Artists:
 
Aaron Guy Leroux, photographs: “Korea Streets” (Event Photo)
Anuj Madan, photographs: “End of the Beginning”
Clayton Jones, photographs: ”Find Your Way”
Min The Elephant, illustrations: ”An Elephant Never Forgets”
YuHee Kim, illustrations: ”Sleep Paralysis”
Antony Jackson, pen & ink: “Trees as Symbols”
 
*Additional performance: Jonathan Oliver
 
Poetry Plus+ Staff:
 
Organizer & Instigator: Kenneth May
Visual Art Organizer: Antony Jackson
Music Coordinator: Robert Coates
Production Assistant: Ade Yusuf
Cavern Collaborator: DongHa Kim
Slice of Life Pizza has pizza for sale. 
 
Notes: 
 
*This is a listening event with periodic audience participation. So, be respectful of the artists & folks who are there to experience the performances.
*Come early in order to secure a seat or preferable standing room location. 
*Poetry Plus will be back for its second show of 2016 in September.
*Poetry Plus+43 is dedicated to the Free People’s Poetry Workshop from 1989-1991.
 
Thank You Very Much!
 
K, Antony, Robert, Ade, DongHa

 

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