ODE 2 FOOL offers an insight into practices that act as an ontological study of connection and resilience through the mechanisms of movement, singing, and language abstraction. The work explores the notion of 'starting over' as a mantra for the post-emerging artist, maneuvering through past, present and future in order to arrive at a new state of devotion. Part opera, part mantra, part lecture confessional, ODE takes on, taking on with the hope of finding deeper currents and callings to continue making and being.

Talk back-discussion-feedback after 30 minute showing // includes drink + food

February 3rd // 7:30pm // $5-$10 // no one turned away from lack of funds //

Julian Barnett is a choreographer, performer and educator. He was born in Tokyo, Japan, grew up in Northern California, lives in New York, and works internationally. He studied at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and ArtEZ University of the Arts in the Netherlands. As a choreographer, Julian creates performances that examine the social-political possibilities for transformation and empathy, through the lenses of philosophy, musicology, science, and the supernatural. His work has been presented throughout the US and New York, Montreal, Mexico, Hong Kong, Tokyo and since 2012, actively across Europe. Julian’s work is deeply influenced by his performative collaborations, including Steve Paxton, Jeanine Durning, Johannes Wieland, Wally Cardona, Takahiro Yamamoto, and Benoit Lachambre as a danceWEB scholar at the Impulstanz Festival in Vienna. Say hello at: julianbarnett.com