Next at Kinetic Cinema: Marýa Wethers Gives a Guide to “Bad Ass Babes” from the Movies

For all the ladies…

Charlie's Angels

Charlie's Angels

“Bad Ass Babes: A Guide to Women Kicking Butt in the Movies”

Curated by Marýa Wethers
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tickets: $10 (purchase at the door)

Chez Bushwick
304 Boerum St., Buzzer #11
Brooklyn, NY 11206
•L TRAIN to Morgan Avenue

•Exit the BACK of the train

•Turn LEFT outside the station

•Turn LEFT onto Boerum Street

(Chez Bushwick is roughly 80 steps from the station)

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For the past 12 years, Marýa Wethers, has been a major contributor to the experimental dance community in NYC as a performer, administrator, and currently as the Associate Producer at Dance Theater Workshop. What you may not know is that she is also a huge action movie fan. At Kinetic Cinema on Wed March 11th, Marýa will share clips of selected scenes from some of her favorite Hollywood action movies with a female lead or a strong female character. The clips will follow themes such as hand-to-hand combat, weapons, and car chases. These scenes go beyond silly cat fights and show some bad ass women kicking some serious butt. Wowser!

Come on out and show off your own bad ass selves. Dress up as your favorite action heroine and we’ll post pictures of the best-dressed babes here on our blog.

About Kinetic Cinema

Kinetic Cinema is a co-presentation of Chez Bushwick and Pentacle’s Movement Media project, and happens on the second Wednesday of each month as part of a weekly dance, visual & media arts series at Chez Bushwick. Exploring the intersection of dance and the moving image, each screening features a different guest artist from the fields of dance and the media arts who share a selection of films and videos that have inspired them. These could be works for screen that feature dance, are kinetic-based, or have been influential on their work in some way. The guest curators come from a range of backgrounds as performers, choreographers, critics, video artists, and filmmakers.

Next month on April 8th, Lisa Niedermeyer, a performer, choreographer, and videographer will show a program of dance films with viewpoints from the world of professional sports.

For more info on Pentacle’s Movement Media project, visit our website:

Weekly Visual and Media Arts Programming at Chez Bushwick

Happening on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7pm

2nd – KINETIC CINEMA, a co-presentation with Pentacle’s Movement Media project, explores the intersection of dance and the moving image both on screen and stage with guest artists who share the films and videos that have inspired them.

3rd – PRIME MOVER features artist-curated programs of cutting edge video and media art, with an international focus.

4th – ARTIST SALON features dialogue across disciplines around various artist-chosen topics. Anyone can bring questions, stories, artifacts, or material to add to the conversation.


For the next ARTIST SALON on March 25th, Jaki Levy, founder of Arrow Root Media and new media producer for Misnomer Dance, Martha Graham Dance Co. and others, will be looking at dance work created specifically for the web. Dance on Camera has already established itself as a viable medium for showcasing dance + performance. However, there is a growing trend of artists creating and adapting work specifically for the web. For example, New York City Ballet’s Tragic Love series, or more recently, Cedar Lake’s  Project 52 – all videos made specifically for the web.

Like site specific work, these (web)site specific pieces are showing that these new constraints are creating short format work, with new possibilities for distribution, creativity, and collaboration.

You are invited bring in your own examples of web-based videos to show at the Salon. If interested, please contact Jaki at

Visual & Media Arts programming is the fastest growing component of public exhibitions at Chez Bushwick. In 2004 the organization exhibited 14 visual artists working in video and new media; this number exceeded 75 in 2008, and is projected to increase still further in 2009 through a number of new public programs. More info:

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