(PRWEB) October 24, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EMSS-NYC, Moto and Circa 1938 present the year long residency of KiD SiC (of Nervous Cabaret) performing his original songs Every Other Thursday evening @ MOTO: The most eloquently rendered and provocative new establishment in Brooklyn.
Melissa Y. Fowler (917)202-8201
MOTO (718) 599-6895
394 Broadway (corner of Hooper)
J or M Train to Hewes St.
KiD SiC, (a.k.a. Elyas Khan) the front man of Brooklyn musical outfit The Nervous Cabaret, took his time working toward this present manifestation of music making. He began his performative career as a dancer/physical actor for The Ballet of the Dolls in Minneapolis in 1990. This experience spurred the creation of his own work and he formed the performance and gallery space The Famine Chorus where he honed his acting, directing and musical skills producing such works as The Sound of a Voice by David Henry Hwang. He scored this piece using a prepared mandolin, and various percussion and vocal stylings reminiscent of the narration techniques in Noh theater. Seeing the musical aspect of theater as a necessary element to fulfill the narrative, Elyas paid equal attention to all aspects of theatrical story telling. He continued to create work in theater, act in indie films and navigate his way through the hybridized art/theater world in New York when he moved here in 1993.
After a brief stint studying at Playwrights Horizon and acting for Exit ArtÂs Trickster Theater he formed the performance company The Dean Street Field of Operation. Here the influence of Butoh, Comedia, Wooster Group style cut-up text and scoring, and his working encounters with various musicians such as Ken Butler, The Gnawa musicians from Morocco and turntabalists like DJ Spooky really took a hold. Scoring and directing for The Dean Street F.O.O. he took on a new focus scavenging his way through hundreds of 78 records, found home made film and audio reels, scanned rare films for dialogue to be sampled, and reacquainted himself with the guitar and percussion instruments. The company quickly found a rapt audience and performed at many venues around town. The pinnacles of this work were two separate pieces developed for PS122. Critical acclaim was duly paid and the work continued although a new momentum was forming: Elyas sought a more intimate creative experience.
At the behest of local country songwriting diva Jan Bell he attended her open mic at Between the Bridges in DUMBO Brooklyn. Seen there by Michael Counts, director of Gale Gates, he was asked to co-develop and perform in a scenario for a Gale Gates production. Elyas recruited the advice of his father Jameel Khan on researching various aspects of vocal music from the subcontinent for the project. This research combined with his London punk sensibilities and his love of Django style gypsy jazz guitar started the phenomenon that is The Nervous Cabaret. His stage name KiD SiC came from a character in the operetta (Fragmented Devotion to You) he subsequently penned and first staged at the 2001 DUMBO Arts Festival.
KiD SiC has been asked by photographer Bill Phelps and fellow Dean Street F.O.O. member John McCormick to perform solo throughout this year and into the next at their provocative new establishment MOTO.
Kid SiC will perform at MOTO
394 Broadway (corner of Hooper) Williamsburg Brooklyn (718) 599-6895
Thursday Oct 31st, Thursday Nov 14th, Thursday Dec 5th, Thursday Dec 19th ,2002 (No Admission).
2003 dates TBA
Directions: J or M Train to Hewes St. J & M Train to Hewes St.
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