NIGHTPARADE was awarded a grant through Finlandia Foundation to create a performance in Helsinki for Night of the Arts.
artists: holly chernobyl, emilia liimatainen, anni ikuinen, anna olkinuora, anna afra
NIGHTPARADE partnered with French noise duo Acid Polizei in Berlin. Settle down and listen.
NIGHTPARADE was invited to create a performance for Battles:SS3 Post-Butoh Festival.
HELL CABARET II
“The backstage of the cabaret is the birthplace of butoh”--Hijikata
From rotten bodies
Skeletons step out
Assembling as an army
pulling feet from the ground
Dancing to victory
Dancing to defeat
The skeletons don't care
they have no problems
Do you know her
She doesn't know you
She read a book
about raising the dead
At the end of the night
skin comes off
she doesnt remember you
She dances below the earth
The hell courtesan is a party girl.
Music by chien-an yuan, performed by holly chernobyl.
Photo: ji yang
NIGHTPARADE was invited to create a performance for 2nd Floor Rear.
What in the world did she forget
to do a few seconds ago
She pushes a baby carriage
No one knows what’s inside
imagine her touching
Walls, doorknobs, objects
make sure something is still there
then wiping away
the memory of herself
The world is so fucking hers.
Music by chien-an yuan, performed by holly chernobyl, based on a real life person in Gifu, Japan.
NIGHTPARADE was invited to create a performance for SAMHAIN at dfb gallery. The Longest Night was a durational live installation lasting 4 hours, dealing with fragility, darkness, and the stillness of winter.
Oct 2016. holly chernobyl + brandon perdomo.
photo: bill skaleski
NIGHTPARADE was invited to produce a performance by Ying Colosseum. XSWIM took place in an abandoned swimming pool in Berlin. NIGHTPARADE worked with themes of sequential hermaphroditism, reproductive instinct, and connectedness--even across great distance.
Aug 2016. holly chernobyl + emilia liimatainen.
photo: coral garvey