In The Fold

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In the Fold
Tuesday, November 13th
2 performances at 7:30pm and 9:00pm
Running time: ca. 50 minutes without intermission
Space is limited, RSVP required via or call 917-261-4657


Massey Klein is pleased to present, In the Fold, a recurrent, site-specific, and multidisciplinary performance between sculptor, Caleb Nussear and jazz trombonist and composer, Ryan Keberle.  The performance contemplates nostalgia and dreaming through the study of sense and perception. For the fifth iteration of this project Nussear and Keberle will be joined by choreographer Marielis Garcia / MG DanceArts and Johnathan Blake at Massey Klein Gallery, Tuesday November 13th, 2018 for two performances at 7:30pm & 9:00pm.

 In the Fold is a geometric abstraction through music, visuals, and movement in which the viewer is asked to suspend reality and join the fold of collective dreaming toward the urban ideal of humanization of modern technology, architecture, and creativity.  The evening will feature live jazz, contemporary dance, and a multi-projector slide projection onto intricately folded paper screens. The performers will have distinct stations in each room, however will intermix and improvise during the course of the performance. The attending audience will be encouraged to do the same.

Caleb Nussear is an American artist living and working in New York City. He received a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from Bard College at Simon’s Rock and an M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago. Mr. Nussear’s work is based on the overlap between complex formal geometries, physical and mathematical concepts of higher dimensionality, the natural landscape as it is found, and finally, the sensual, tensile quality of line drawing. He is comfortable working in drawing, sculpture, photography, and installation. In recent years his work has been exhibited across the greater New York City region in a variety of venues including: Massey Klein Gallery, Leslie Heller Project Space, Danese/Corey Gallery, No Longer Empty, NURTUREArt, Marymount Manhattan College, Vaudeville Park, and Katonah Museum of Art.

Few musicians have managed to navigate the richly varied avenues of New York City’s abundant music scene with the same passion and adaptability as trombonist and composer Ryan Keberle. Since his arrival in 1999, Keberle’s diverse talents have earned him a place alongside a staggering array of legends, superstars, and up-and-coming innovators. Leading his pianoless quartet Catharsis or arranging for the little big band setting of his Double Quartet, Keberle draws upon lessons learned playing alongside masters of a multitude of forms, from jazz legends to indie rock ground-breakers, R&B superstars to classical virtuosos. That includes playing with jazz greats including Maria Schneider and Wynton Marsalis; hip-hop and R&B superstars like Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, and Alicia Keys; Latin jazz leaders like Pedro Giraudo and Ivan Lins; indie rock ground-breakers such as Sufjan Stevens; or playing in the house band at Saturday Night Live, on the soundtrack of a Woody Allen film, or in the pit for a Tony-winning Broadway musical. Ryan was born and raised in Spokane, WA and is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School. His music has taken him to venues across the globe, throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America.

As a native New Yorker, Marielis Garcia has been a dance performance artist for over 10 years, and is director of MG DanceArts. She is currently a member of the Brian Brooks Moving Company and Helen Simoneau Danse. Garcia has had the privilege to perform and tour with Steps Repertory Ensemble (NY), Carolyn Dorfman Dance (NJ), iKapa (Cape Town), and Douglas Dunn and Dancers (NY), among others. She received her BFA in dance from Marymount Manhattan College. Her work has been presented by Appalachian State University, Salem College, Howard Community College, University of North Carolina Greensboro and Bard College at Simon’s Rock. In 2014, La MaMa theater awarded Garcia with a three-week residency, supporting and presenting a new work in Spoleto, Italy. In 2017, she was a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grant recipient to develop a new work. Garcia is co-director of STUFFED: Dinner and Dance, a free quarterly community event that serves a warm meal and dance performance.

Johnathan Blake, one of the most accomplished drummers of his generation, has also proven himself a complete and endlessly versatile musician — "the ultimate modernist," as John Murph of NPR has dubbed him. Blake's gift for composition and band leading, so ably demonstrated on his 2012 recording debut The Eleventh Hour, reflects years of live and studio experience across the aesthetic spectrum. Through years-long memberships in the Tom Harrell Quintet, the Kenny Barron Trio and other top ensembles, Blake has reaped the benefits of prolonged exposure to the greats of our time — arguably of all time. Through his powerful, evocative drumming and fully rounded artistry, he's also left a huge imprint on the music of such rising figures in jazz as Hans Glawischnig, Alex Sipiagin, Donny McCaslin, Avishai Cohen, Omer Avital, Jaleel Shaw and more. To date, Blake has appeared on over 50 albums.   

Compositions by Ryan Keberle

Music Performed by Ryan Keberle (trombone, synthesizer, laptop, FX) and Johnathan Blake (drum set)

Sculpture and Slide Projection by Caleb Nussear

Choreography by Marielis Garcia

Dance performed by Nicole VonArx

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