Poetry Cabaret Exploring the Marriage of Art, Education, and Absurdity
NYC, NY–The TypewriterGirls have long considered themselves to be unique and enthusiastic purveyors of knowledge to the public in general and budding Dadaists in particular; however, on Friday, February 25th at the Cornelia St. Cafe, they begin to take their roles as alternative educators perhaps a little too seriously.
Can the TypewriterGirls turn one of their shenanigan-filled, Dada-bred poetry cabarets into an state sanctioned institution of education? Come and find out if is it’s possible to successfully integrate poetry, comedy, dance, magic, literary games, art, and chaos into a coherent lesson plan at TypewriterGirls Portrait of the Dadaist as a Public School Official: Doors will open at 5:45PM with the show starting promptly at 6PM; $9.00 cover/$7.00 cover with a personalized letter to an elected official expressing concern over the budget cuts to education and arts programs in particular.
Will the DEA shut down their classes on consciousness-expanding? Will Homeland Security prevent lessons on “Starting Small Riots in Urban Environments”? Exactly how many governmental and social institutions will attempt to close their doors before evenings end?
Fortunately, the TypewriterGirls have assembled a crack team of artists with similar interests in spreading enlightenment to the masses: A newly formed Dada dance troupe will be serving as gym instructors for those of us who found dodge ball and push-ups to be cruel sadistic rituals; Mark Swindler will be teaching the all-too necessary course Consensual Illusion and the Mysteries of Reality Manipulation; and, of course, there to embody transcendent language as wisdom will be renowned Chinese poet and performer Huang Xiang, and Dada Queen and King, poets Kat Georges and Peter Carlaftes.