Daniel Alexander Jones: Jomama Jones’s Celestial Holiday Spectacular

 

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Daniel Alexander Jones: Jomama Jones’s Celestial Holiday Spectacular

 

Acclaimed theater artist Daniel Alexander Jones’s latest work, ALTAR NO. 1 – ATEN uses our solar system as both metaphor and method for an immersive journey through the celestial, within and without. The work invites you to take part in a dynamic new creative odyssey through the ever-expanding digital portal aten.life. Throughout the fall, ALTAR NO. 1 – ATEN unfolds through a series of weekly installments that include a new album of fifteen original songs by Jones and Josh Quat; connected music videos; a series of probing podcast conversations with special guests; and invitations for visitors to engage on and offline. It is a site for you to return—to replenish, reflect, and contribute to a growing archive of shared reflection and inspiration.

Join Jomama Jones, and friends performance artist and vocalist Helga Davis and multi-instrumentalist Josh Quat, for this celebratory in-person gathering. Along with a live musical set and some exciting games and prizes, Jones will guide everyone together to create a real-time altar in honor of the shifting of the season and the completion of a challenging year. 

When entering the event space, guests will also be greeted by an altar installation that Jones has created specifically for Live Arts’ 3rd floor studio lobby, which will remain on view throughout the rest of this year. Objects in the altar include photographs, jewelry from the collection of Jomama Jones, everyday ceremonial objects from the collection of Daniel Alexander Jones, and objects gathered specifically for this installation. There are also some paintings by Jones and by visual artists Tonya Engel [“Love”, and “Flowering” (the album-cover portrait of Jomama from 2016)]; Bridget Carpenter [“No.”]; and Todd Christopher Jones [“Raziel”]. This altar was conceived by Daniel Alexander Jones and built by Jones with assistance from Beth Golison.

*THE WHOLE PACKAGE Vinyl will be mailed to the contact address inputted on the Checkout page. If your Vinyl needs to be shipped to an alternate address, please contact hemerson@newyorklivearts.org

The Live Feed Residency program is supported in part by Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Partners for New Performance.

ALTAR NO. 1 is commissioned by The Public Theater, and created with support from CalArts Center for New Performance and New York Live Arts’ Live Feed Residency, with funding from Rockefeller Brothers Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and the Partners for New Performance.

ALTAREDSTATES is made possible with generous support from the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional support provided by the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab.

Produced by CalArts Center for New Performance.