Hypothesis: A Night of Innovative Performance
Presented by Hypothesis at Midway Cafe
January 18, 2011
On Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Johnny Blazes and Madge of Honor present:
a night of inventive performance
Fresh from their sold-out smash hit “The Buttcracker”, Johnny Blazes and Madge of Honor have returned to the laboratory to blast Boston into the new year with their monthly performance event, Hypothesis, on Tuesday January 18, 2011 at the Midway. Hypothesis takes an intelligent, theatrical approach to cabaret while blending highbrow art with a lowbrow aesthetic. Each month, a new group of artists present work based on a challenge posited by fellow scientists Prof. Honor and Dr. Blazes. These challenges provide an opportunity to ask questions, test new approaches, and make work that fascinates.
To break in the new decade, art/scient-ists will explore “Past and Future.” Each performer will bring two pieces: one expressing the artist’s past, and another imagining their future. Perhaps in the first half we’ll hear poetry written at a tender age, witness a post-modern remix of pre-adolescent ballet recitals, or experience burlesque from a bygone age of five years ago. The latter half may bring flying cars, cities underwater or a robot world takeover. (Or perhaps the robot world takeover will take place in February for “Human vs. Machine”!)
The evening will feature: exquisitely crafted burlesque clowning and a few surprises from “Busty” Keaton of Rogue Burlesque, truth-telling lyrics and enchanted harmonies from Lady Enchantress and Kabluna, the haunting, evocative sounds of Singer Mali of Jaggery, as well as performances from Boston’s most innovative vaudevillians, Johnny Blazes and Madge of Honor. The presentation of findings will be followed by a dance party to the smashing sounds of Boston’s own DJ Golden Touch of Audio Chemists. Feature drinks, appropriately fluorescent and elixir-evocative, will be available at the bar for those scientists over 21.
Date: Tuesday January 18, 2011
Venue: The Midway, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain 617-524-9038
Admission: $7 at the door, 18+
Dancing: 10:30 pm onward