Aarzu: Experimental Dance/Theatre

Aliya Kerim in collaboration with Alejandro Triana, Ammon Swinbank, Vanessa Danese, Patty Als, and Kaysar Mahmut presents Aarzu, a performance that integrates traditional Uyghur dance and Modern and Contemporary styles within a landscape unrestricted by time and identity.

Aarzu attempts to push back on the clichés of identity, time, and place to make room for movement beyond these concepts, employing the mediums of theatre movement and sound. The one-hour piece features contemporary word-fusion music played on the Oud, the Hand Drum, the Rawap, and a myriad of flute configurations.

July 21(sun), 2019 3pm
July 22(mon), 2019 8pm
July 28(sun), 2019 3pm

The Under St. Marks Theatre
94 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10002


A Concert of New Music
Tuesday March 19, 2019
Marc A. Scorca Hall at the National Opera Center
330 7th Avenue, between 28th and 29th Streets
New York City
Wine and Cheese reception following the concert
$20 General Admission – Free for Students


Big Apple Bonkers
This is the story of a Colorado-Idahoan-Seattlite becoming a New Yorker. Transition is never easy, and making the leap to a city this big is frightening, joyful, romantic and down right chaotic. Big Apple Bonkers is filled with the sound of sirens, the glitter of skylines, the taste of wine and the smells of the subway. Kick back and spend an evening with me as I take you through the adventure of surviving NYU, searching for a day job and practicing in noisy parks while moving six times in less than three years.

Friday, November 23, 2018
Williamsburg Music Center
367 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Cover: $10


Outpost Concert Series, August 2018
with Benjamin Schnake, guitar
Jesse Byrom-Carter, bass


Outpost Concert Series, July 2018
with Ben Schnake, guitar


Fresh Inc. Festival, June 2018
The Apparition – Acoustic
Chris Kaminski, clarinet
Jeremy Vigil, piano
Ammon Swinbank, flute and composition


Howling Winds is an evening of spooky music to make your Halloween more fun! Come have a glass of wine and enjoy compositions for flutes, clarinet and electronics by Elizabeth Brown, Blair Perry, Ammon Swinbank and more.  There will also be candy and treats to take home!  Please see link below for more information.

Tuesday October 31, 2017
$10 at the door
Scholes Street Studio
375 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11206



Phantom Orchid
Friday May 12, 2017
Scholes Street Studio
375 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Free and Open to the Public