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Insurgo Stage Project performs at the Mason Gross Alumni Dance Concert, Sept 2012

Posted in Past Performances on August 8, 2012 by insurgostageproject
When:  Thu & Fri, September 6th and 7th @ 7:30 pm
Where: Loree Dance Theater
70 Lipman Drive
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Rutgers University, Douglass Campus

Company Members Morgan Hille Refakis and Meagan Woods are joined by newcomers, Nikki Albert, Daniel Flores and BJ Olson and are performing a brand new work entitled “Chronicles of Falling: a mix tape” choreographed by Avianna Perez. Meagan Woods is designing costumes, and the music is in true mix-tape style — featuring recorded artists Gotye, Florence and the Machine, Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Bon Iver, Beruit, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

The piece investigates falling and recovery, and the moments in between. We hope to see you there!

Tickets are $5 at the door.

Photos from Art in Motion, April 2011

Posted in Art In Motion, Past Performances on July 29, 2011 by insurgostageproject

See all photos from Art in Motion at Insurgo’s Flickr page.

Come see the SHOW!

Posted in Past Performances on April 6, 2011 by insurgostageproject

We’ve been working hard and we’re excited to show you what we’ve got…

Insurgo Stage Project presents:

Art In Motion
The Process of Yes & The Stories We’re Made Of
An evening of improvisational and finished works.

April 15 & 16 @ 8pm, April 17 @ 4pm

at Downtown Live – 143 C. Columbus Dr. Jersey City, NJ
$10 General Admission
Reserve tickets in advance by emailing

Art in Motion is an ongoing series that invites the audience to engage with multi-disciplinary performance pieces at various points of their development.

The Process of Yes, which was presented in its improvisational form to a sold out audience in October of 2010, will return with a full realized script and set choreography.

The Stories We’re Made Of will premiere in its first improvisational form. Following the structured score developed during the rehearsal process, and growing out of an intensive improvisational practice, the ensemble of poets, musicians, video artists and dancers will weave their stories into an interactive, performance experience.

Directed by Avianna Perez

Video by Anna Almquist and Hestia Peppe,
Music by Courtney Brown, Chelo Mercado, and Roland Ramos
Art by Josh Bryant and Miguel Hernandez
Performance by Leslie Fine, Avianna Perez, Susan Quinn, Morgan Hille Refakis, Jennifer Salazar, Kathy Stout, Jason Tseng, Sean Van Kleeff, Justin Woo, and Meagan Woods.
Stage Manager: Judy Nunez
Hosted by Chelo Mercado & Thomas VanCott
Produced by Chelo Mercado, Avianna Perez and Justin Woo
Sponsored by Downtown Live


The Stories That We Tell

Posted in Past Performances on February 14, 2011 by insurgostageproject

After tonight’s rehearsal, I was going to post up snippits from the discussion, the notecards from our latest tell me something, but it’s all so close right now. I don’t think I want to show you just yet. We dug in deep tonight. We found our thread. We have a direction, a path to follow…

The Stories that we Tell:

the past vs present.

the stories we tell ourselves of the past that make sense of who we are now.

the excuses we make.

how we (or the other person) listen.

the coincidences and what they mean.

our patterns and how we repeat them.

things we have yet to discover.

what we will make of all this, and how we will tell it to you.

A shameless plug / humble request

Posted in Past Performances on February 7, 2011 by insurgostageproject
Hi Everyone, 

Just wanted to let you know about our Kickstarter project for the upcoming Art In Motion. We’re looking to raise some funds so that we can pay our amazing cast, rent rehearsal and performance space, and promote the heck out of what’s gonna be a pretty darn spectacular show. What can I say, I just have a hunch…

This production of Art In Motion is the 2nd installment of an ongoing series of collaborative improvisational explorations designed to create dialogue between the different arts communities in Jersey City.

You can read/see more specifics about our project at Kickstarter and follow the rehearsals by checking back right here. We hope to engage the you in the creative process through our updates.

Our goal is to collaboratively tell our story, and in doing so, create something that resonates with you, as something worthwhile and poignant. After all, movement and stories are what we are made of.

It would be so so so awesome if you could pledge to donate to our cause. Just $30 gets you a free ticket to our show, a VIP ticket to our fundraising party, plus lots of other goodies.  Anything you can do will make a difference, and there are rewards for giving at any level! (see the Kickstarter page for all the details)

Thanks so much for your help in making this show a reality.  We hope to continue to create community-driven, meaningful work, and can only do this with your involvement.

Avianna Perez
Director/Co-Producer, Art in Motion
Artistic Director, Insurgo Stage Project

FREE – 6/25/2010

Posted in Past Performances on November 21, 2010 by insurgostageproject

@ Creative Grove Under Siege (Sirelo Entertainment)
Grove Street Path Station, Jersey City, NJ

In celebration of Independence Day, Insurgo Stage Project presented “FREE” – an improvisational movement-based investigation into the concept of freedom.

What makes you feel stuck? What makes you feel free?



Photos by Jasper Lin and Sirelo Entertainment

recent production photos

Posted in Past Performances on May 10, 2010 by insurgostageproject