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Praxinoscope PerformanceX “One of the Dozens”

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 681 Venice Blvd, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA

Praxinoscope presents “One of the Dozens,” curating live, interdisciplinary, and group performances Praxinoscope presents “One of the Dozens” — the fourth and final installment in this ambitious quarterly event series — initiated in 2022 — curating live, interdisciplinary, and group performances. Each of the Praxinoscope events has featured a curated selection of 12 + artists performing or presenting short works — poetry, song, sound, performance art, video, comedy, plays and dance — each relating in its own unique way to a rotating central theme. "One of the Dozens" is both a theme and a format for the next PerformX on December 8, 2022 at the renowned center for Los Angeles letters, Beyond Baroque. For this next Praxinoscope event, we seek to present Duets. Duos. Twosomes. Two-Person Scenes. Pairs. Pas de Deux. Counterpoints. Opponents. Competitors. Antagonists. Debaters. Contestants. Why "The Dozens"? Our inspiration for Duets in public performance arises from "The Dozens." The Dozens is a game played between two participants in front of an audience in which the contestants insult or one-up each other in boasts and brags until one of them gives up. The audience is usually actively engaged by the performers — either directly or indirectly. The onlookers Read More ...

Bodies, Borders, & Tongues: Farnaz Fatemi, Lisa Ortiz, & Leonora Simonovis

Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center 681 Venice Blvd, Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA

Farnaz Fatemi, Lisa Ortiz, & Leonora Simonovis will read from their latest collections. Three poets will read from their latest collections, Sister Tongue (2021 Wick Poetry Prize), Stem (2021 Idaho Prize), and Study of the Raft (2021 Colorado Prize for Poetry). Farnaz Fatemi, an Iranian American poet, editor & writing teacher, is a founding member of The Hive Poetry Collective in Santa Cruz, CA. Her book, Sister Tongue زبان خواهر, was published in September 2022. It won the 2021 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, selected by Tracy K. Smith, and received a Starred Review from Publisher’s Weekly. Some of her work appears in Poem-a-Day (, Nowruz Journal, and Tupelo Quarterly and the anthologies Essential Voices: Poetry of Iran and its Diaspora, and Halal If You Hear Me. More at Lisa Allen Ortiz is the author of two poetry collections: Stem, winner of the 2021 Idaho Prize and Guide to the Exhibit, winner of the 2016 Perugia Press Prize. Her poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Review, Colorado Review and The Literary Review. She is co-translator with Sara Rivera of The Blinding Star: Selected Poems of Blanca Varela which won the 2022 California Book Award for Poetry in Translation. Read More ...

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