After a decade of stardom in Israel, American dancer Bobbi Jene decides to leave behind her prominent position at the world-famous Batsheva Dance Company, as well as the love of her life, to return to the U.S. to create her own boundary breaking art. Tracking the personal and professional challenges that await her, Elvira Lind’s film lovingly and intimately documents the dilemmas and inevitable consequences of ambition.
Join us in welcoming visiting artist Spencer Keeton Cunningham! We will be screening a few films that document his past projects during a casual meet and greet on Monday, January 29th. His murals have taken him everywhere from Mexico to Japan, from Maine to Miami. Come see what he is making for SPACE!
In the early Seventies, three books changed horror forever: ROSEMARY'S BABY, THE EXORCIST, and THE OTHER. The first horror novels to hit bestseller lists since 1940, they opened the floodgates for an avalanche of horror paperbacks to pour onto supermarket shelves throughout the Seventies and Eighties until SILENCE OF THE LAMBS slit the genre's throat in the early Nineties. Writer Grady Hendrix delivers a mind-melting oral history of this now forgotten world of Nazi leprechauns, skeleton doctors, killer crabs, killer jellyfish, killer babies, pretty much killer everything.
Brooklyn-based Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn creates incorruptible independent pop music. Defined by her graceful songwriting and adventuresome recordings, Pitchfork has praised her “incredible voice—a versatile coo that can flit from low, sultry tones to high, airy falsetto in one breath.”
Members of the Greater Portland Somali community and SPACE Gallery co-present a benefit concert for the Somali-Mainers Youth Alliance. The concert is a celebration of Somali culture through music, dance, poetry, and fashion, presented and performed by Maine residents.
Women’s March—Maine, the regional chapter of the nationally affiliated group that organized Maine for the March on Washington DC last January are hosting an anniversary celebration to honor what grassroots efforts have accomplished in the past year, renew their shared commitment to each other and their principles, and to recognize the power of female-identified art and performance in the political conversation, and to honor the diverse ways in which we resist.
A Dance That Empties is the culmination of a very long musical relationship. In 2001, when he was only 18 years old, Travis Laplante played a concert at New York’s Knitting Factory, then a pre-eminent mecca for adventurous music of all kinds. Gerald Cleaver was in the audience, and came up to Laplante afterwards, handed him his phone number and said they should play together sometime. They soon did, “and I felt a very intimate and spiritual connection with Gerald that feels more alive than ever today,” Laplante says.
doors at 7:30pm
$10 advance, $12 day of show
$8 advance, $10 day of show for students and members
SPACE is proud to present a new installation by artist, activist, and filmmaker, Spencer Keeton Cunningham. Arrival addresses the first point of contact between European colonists and indigenous peoples in New England from the artist's perspective.