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New trailer for #potentialenergies coming out soon. Shot by the one & only Mind Hive Films #justthebeginning (at NCP Top Secret Headquarters)

New trailer for #potentialenergies coming out soon. Shot by the one & only Mind Hive Films #justthebeginning (at NCP Top Secret Headquarters)

Dirty NYSCAtini

We applied to NYSCA for the first time and even got our application in a day early before it was officially due! It was an intense, grueling process and we’re celebrating with a Dirty NYSCAtini. Here’s the recipe, brought to you by our clarinetist Isabel Kim. Photo by Glenn Cornett.

Dirty NYSCAtini

-2 1/2 shots of gin
-1/8 shot of extra dry vermouth
-½ shot of sweat and tears (proportions vary depending on individual)

1. Submit your NYSCA application.
2. Sigh in relief and say, “I need a drink.”
3. No need to shower. Stay in your sweatpants. Combine all ingredients and shake with ice in a cocktail shaker.
4. Add more sweat/tears to taste if you like it extra dirty.
5. Garnish with olives or squeeze out a few more tears if you can.

Our MATA Interval 4.3 concert in 2011! The deadline to apply for Interval is this Sunday. Don’t miss out! Photo by Frank Wang

Our MATA Interval 4.3 concert in 2011! The deadline to apply for Interval is this Sunday. Don’t miss out! Photo by Frank Wang

Our latest undertaking, Potential Energies, premiered on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at BAM Fisher. It was an exceptionally special evening: the performance went extremely well, we sold out, and in addition to our family and friends, people we look up to (including composer Philip Glass) came out to support us.

It may have been one night only, but this is just the beginning! We’re working on getting PE performed again in New York in the near future and touring the piece nationally and internationally. Big thanks to Pat Lian for taking these photos from the audience perspective! (Never again will we be annoyed with someone for whipping out an iPhone during a concert :)

Potential Energies: a modern ballet. Directed by Sugar Vendil, Choreography by Barbie Diewald, Music by Trevor Gureckis

Performers/Collaborators: Laura Cocks, flute; Mara Mayer, clarinet; Marina Kifferstein, violin; Kivie Cahn-Lipman, cello; Sugar Vendil, piano. Dancers: Allison Beler, Colleen Hoelscher, Cara Mcgaughey, Susan Philipp, Christina Soto