Out Of the Ordinary 2008 Supporters

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August 15-16 Theater, and August 22-23 Film

To explore the personal and community context of art and art-making under circumstances out of the ordinary.

Sundays, November 9, 16 & 23 at 2pm, North Fourth Art Center hosts a mini festival of food, film & discussion, including selections from disTHIS, a film series curated by NYC artist & disability advocate Lawrence Carter-Long.

Sunday, Nov 9, 2pm
Making Fun!!!

(Special People; I’m Spazticus; Abnormally Funny People) A daring trio of films that will inspire audiences to laugh at disability. In fact, these films encourage it!

Sunday, Nov 16, 2pm
SHAMELESS: The Art of Disability

A funny and intimate portrait of five surprising individuals by award-winning director Bonnie Sherr Klein

Sunday, Nov 23, 2pm
Film topic to include art and mental illness (tba)

August 15-16 Theater, and August 22-23 Film

Change - A Journey to Inclusion: From Institutional to Community Living in Bulgaria

Photographer: Ulrich Eigner


Festival of Art with a Point-of-View

male with body painting perfoming

Fri, October 31 - November 23, 2008
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Ordinary is what this festival is NOT...not the artists, not the work, not the theater, not the people who participate.

The Out Of the Ordinary Festival is intended to be fun...and provocative, joyous...and challenging. OOO is by and for artists and audiences who respond to art and ideas that are just a little different, that offer an unique perspective about how the work is made and presented AND what it is.

OOO has two main goals:

  • To present talented professional artists with work that is extraordinary!
  • To challenge artists and audience alike to view the meaning of ability and disability just a little differently AND to come away with a new perspective of what Art and Community mean to each other.

Les Angles Morts

masked dancer on stage

photo by Larry Dufresne

Fri, October 31, 2008 • 8 pm, Sun, November 2, 2008 • 2 pm

Mayday Danse of Montreal with choreographer/ dancer Melanie Demers and composer/ multidisciplinary artist Jacques Poulin-Denis in a work in a work questioning our ability to understand the world from another point of view “…that observes from every angle, even the blind spots, the small details that make us all the same and perfectly distinct.

Triple Bill: Westward Ho!, Wavelengths and HUNT

male with body painting perfoming

photo by Marita Liulia

Saturday, November 1, 2008 • 8 pm,

South Broadway Cultural Center

OOO presents Finland’s Tero Saarinen Company, one of Europe’s most acclaimed dance troupes, performing around the world and NOW in New Mexico. Tero Saarinen’s extraordinary artistry perfectly complements a festival program of Out Of the Ordinary artists.

Tero Saarinen Company will present a Triple Bill: Westward Ho!, Wavelengths and HUNT. Reviewers have said “Saarinen’s alchemy spins pure gold” and that the Triple Bill is comprised of wonderfully provocative dance pieces culminating in the brilliant and astonishing solo, HUNT.


five pesons in close contact dancing on stage

photo by Jeremy Alliger

Friday, November 7 • 8 pm,

Saturday, November 8 • 8 pm

Long-time Bill T. Jones dancer Heidi Latsky turned ‘out of the ordinary’ choreographer and a brilliantly-unusual troupe of dancers explore disability, difference, voyeurism and the unexpected. GIMP examines the uncompromising ways we are often identified or defined by our physicality; an elegant landscape of portraits, illuminating limbs to accentuate uncommon beauty, mystery and grace; the ways in which our bodies support and rebel. Gimp confronts the audience with their preconceptions, challenging us to re-think accepted notions about dance, performance and body image.


performer in red robe with arms outstretched

photo by Paul H. Taylor

Friday, November 14 • 8 pm Saturday, Novmeber 15 • 8 pm

Heidi Latsky’s dance tribute to her mother battling a lifetime of brain tumors; this work of tremendous poignancy and power emphasizes community in its mingling of Latsky’s NYC company members with a large cast of local dancers.


woman with dreadlocks dancing

photo by Jacques-Jean Tiziou

Friday, November 21 • 8 pm Saturday, November 22 • 8 pm

Part I of the Meditations Trilogy. Rha Goddess, NY artist, writer, poet and social activist, delivers linguistic brilliance, hip-hop rhythms and unflappable honesty as she explores the mythology, stigma, fear and confusion surrounding mental illness.

Ticket Information

Admission for Mayday Danse, Heidi Latsky performances and Rha Goddess: $15 general; $10 seniors/students.

Admission for Tero Saarinen: $20 general; $12 seniors/students.

Admission for OOO In Context: $5 general

Call 505-344-4542 for reservations/information.